## UINT8 Convert to Unsigned 8-bit Integer

Section: Type Conversion Functions

### Usage

Converts the argument to an unsigned 8-bit Integer. The syntax for its use is
```   y = uint8(x)
```

where `x` is an `n`-dimensional numerical array. Conversion follows saturation rules (e.g., if `x` is outside the normal range for an unsigned 8-bit integer of `[0,255]`, it is truncated to that range. Note that both `NaN` and `Inf` both map to 0.

### Example

The following piece of code demonstrates several uses of `uint8`.
```--> uint8(200)

ans =
200
```

In the next example, an integer outside the range of the type is passed in. The result is truncated to the maximum value of the data type.

```--> uint8(400)

ans =
255
```

In the next example, a negative integer is passed in. The result is trunated to zero.

```--> uint8(-100)

ans =
0
```

In the next example, a positive double precision argument is passed in. The result is the unsigned integer that is closest to the argument.

```--> uint8(pi)

ans =
3
```

In the next example, a complex argument is passed in. The result is complex unsigned integer that is closest to the argument.

```--> uint8(5+2*i)

ans =
5.0000 +  2.0000i
```

In the next example, a string argument is passed in. The string argument is converted into an integer array corresponding to the ASCII values of each character.

```--> uint8('helo')

ans =
104 101 108 111
```

In the last example, a cell-array is passed in. For cell-arrays and structure arrays, the result is an error.

```--> uint8({4})
Error: Cannot perform type conversions with this type
```