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Scilab help >> Strings > ascii


string ASCII conversions

Calling Sequence

a = ascii(txt)
txt = ascii(a)



a character string or a matrix of character strings.


a vector of integer ASCII codes


This function converts Scilab string to a vector of ASCII code (the first 127 codes are ASCII) or vector of ASCII code to Scilab strings.

If txt is a matrix of string, ascii(txt) is equivalent to ascii(strcat(txt)).


ascii([115 99 105 108 97 98])

See Also

  • code2str — returns character string associated with Scilab integer codes. This function is obsolete.
  • str2code — return scilab integer codes associated with a character string. This function is obsolete.
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