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Create Tables from MATLAB Tables

To create a DOM API table from a MATLAB® table, use an mlreportgen.dom.MATLABTable object. The DOM representation of a MATLAB table has the structure of a DOM formal table. See Create Formal Tables. The MATLABTable header contains the column names from the MATLAB table. The MATLABTable body contains the rows and elements from the MATLAB table.

If the table in MATLAB has row names, the first column of the MATLABTable object contains the row names. In MATLAB, the row name column does not have a heading. You can specify a heading for the row name column by changing the content of the first element of the header in the MATLABTable object. You can specify a line under the row name heading by setting the RowNamesRule property of the MATLABTable object.

For information about other types of tables that you can create in reports, see Choose Type of Table to Create.

Create a Table from a MATLAB Table

This example shows how to create a DOM Table from a MATLAB table.

Create a MATLAB table. This MATLAB table shows the age, weight, and height of patients. Use the RowNames option to identify each row by the last name of the patient. The row names are not table entries. They are stored in a property of the table.

LastName = {'Sanchez';'Johnson';'Lee';'Diaz';'Brown'};
Age = [38;43;38;40;49];
Height = [71;69;64;67;64];
Weight = [176;163;131;133;119];
mltable = table(Age,Weight,Height,'RowNames',LastName);

Create an mlreportgen.MATLABTable object from the MATLAB table.

import mlreportgen.dom.*
mltableObj = MATLABTable(mltable);

Optionally, specify a header for the column of row names and draw a line under it. Replace the empty text in the first entry of the table header row with the header.

th = mltableObj.Header;
thentry11 = entry(th,1,1);
thentry11.Children(1).Children(1).Content = 'Names';
mltableObj.RowNamesRule = true;

Create a document and append the MATLABTable object to the document. Close and view the document.

d = Document('MyMATLABTable','pdf');
append(d,mltableObj);
close(d);
rptview(d);

Here is the table in the generated report:

Format a Table Created from a MATLAB Table

By default, a table generated from a MATLABTable object is formatted to look like a table in MATLAB. To customize the appearance of the table, you can use the same approaches that you use for other types of tables:

  • Update the default style in the style sheets of the default HTML, Word, or PDF template. The default StyleName of a MATLABTable object is "rgMATLABTable".

  • Set the StyleName property to a custom style.

  • Use format properties or format objects with the table or a section of the table.

See Format Tables.

Format the Sections of a MATLAB Table

This example shows how to format the sections of a DOM table that is created from a MATLAB table.

Format the Table Header

This example makes the column headings italic.

To access the header, use the Header property of the mlreportgen.dom.MATLABTable object. The example adds an mlreportgen.dom.Italic format object to the Style property of the mlreportgen.dom.TableHeader object that represents the header.

import mlreportgen.dom.*
d = Document('myMATLABTable','pdf');

Age = [38;43;38;40;49];
Height = [71;69;64;67;64];
Weight = [176;163;131;133;119];
mltable = table(Age,Weight,Height);

mltableObj = MATLABTable(mltable);
mltableObj.Header.Style = [mltableObj.Header.Style {Italic(true)}];

append(d,mltableObj);
close(d);
rptview(d);

Format the Table Body

This example makes the entries of the first row of the table body blue.

To access the table body, use the Body property of the mlreportgen.dom.MATLABTable object. To access a row of the body, use the row method of the mlreportgen.dom.TableRow object that represents the row. The example adds an mlreportgen.dom.Color format object to the Style property of the TableRow object that represents the first row.

import mlreportgen.dom.*
d = Document('myMATLABTable','pdf');

Age = [38;43;38;40;49];
Height = [71;69;64;67;64];
Weight = [176;163;131;133;119];
mltable = table(Age,Weight,Height);

mltableObj = MATLABTable(mltable);
tbody = mltableObj.Body;
row1 = row(tbody,1);
row1.Style = [row1.Style {Color('blue')}];

append(d,mltableObj);
close(d);
rptview(d);

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