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Topic: How to use imported text?
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Derek Goring

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Re: How to use imported text?
Posted: Mar 16, 2013 6:10 PM
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On Sunday, March 17, 2013 11:06:08 AM UTC+13, Mark wrote:
> I imported an Excel file with text. I named this data data_with_text. When I use
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> >> word1=data_with_text(1,1)
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> I get:
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> word1 = 'ABC'
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> Ideally I could run something like this:
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> >> if word1=='ABC'
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> x=1
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> else
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> x=0
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> end
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> However, this does not work and I get this error,
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> Undefined function 'eq' for input arguments of type 'cell'.
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> which I presume comes from the apostrophes because word1='ABC' and not plain ABC without the apostophes
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> Is there any way around this?


Use curly brackets
word1=data_with_text{1,1};
but == won't work either.
You need to use:
help strcmp



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