Clear Filters
Clear Filters

How to replace exact char in a cell array from another reference cell array

1 view (last 30 days)
Hello,
Given the example below
A = {'x1', 'x10', 'x1:x10'};
B = {'x1','x10'};
C = {'Pierre', 'Paul'};
I would like to replace in A the exact string from B by its respective value from C. I would like to obtain:
A={'Pierre', 'Paul', 'Pierre:Paul'}
I would like to minimize the number of loops necessary.
A=replace(A,B,C);
This doest not work and produce: {'Pierre'} {'Pierre0'} {'Pierre:Pierre0'}
I tried few regexprep and strrep without success. What is the proper way? Thank you

Accepted Answer

Stephen23
Stephen23 on 5 Apr 2024
Edited: Stephen23 on 5 Apr 2024
This is difficult because 'x1' is also a substring of 'x10'. But making a few assumptions it might be possible:
A = {'x1', 'x10', 'x1:x10'};
B = {'x1','x10'};
C = {'Pierre', 'Paul'};
R = strcat(B,'\>');
D = regexprep(A,R,C)
D = 1x3 cell array
{'Pierre'} {'Paul'} {'Pierre:Paul'}

More Answers (0)

Categories

Find more on Function Creation in Help Center and File Exchange

Products


Release

R2023b

Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!