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Topic: input string used as function input
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Re: input string used as function input
Posted: Oct 11, 2013 3:04 PM
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TideMan <> wrote in message <>...
> On Friday, October 11, 2013 10:28:05 AM UTC+13, Jason wrote:
> > Hello,
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> > I would like to take an input string and convert it to a function name.
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> > For example I have the arrays A=[1,2],B=[2,3],C=[4,5]. I then get user input "A,B". I want to take that string and convert it to reference to the arrays A and B to put into a function that requires 2 arrays as input myFun(array1,array2). That way i can also get input "B,C" and pass in B and C into my function.

> The best way is to use a structure which has fields s.A, s.B, and s.C
> Then you can get the fields as strings and refer to them like this:
> myFun(s.(string1),s.(string2))
> where string1 and string2 are 'A','B', or 'C'
> If someone tries to tell you that that the evil function eval is the way to go, ignore them. Use of eval inevitably results in grief.

I think I'm getting closer but I cant figure out how to have the input turn into the function input. My code looks like this:

d = dir('*.xlsx');
file_list = {}';

for i=1:size(file_list)
fprintf('Reading %s \n',file_list{i});

input('Enter Letters','s')

I would like to have the input be a variable size so if i have 10 excel files labelled from A->J I can put 'A,B,C,F,H' and it would use those structures as inputs to my function. So it will become myfun('y',A,B,C,F,H).

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