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Topic: how to find the maximum repetitions in string
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Re: how to find the maximum repetitions in string
Posted: Jul 28, 2012 8:02 PM
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dpb <> wrote in message <jv1mb2$i3n$>...
> On 7/28/2012 4:18 PM, vj wrote:
> > hi,
> > I have a string inside a cell as follows,
> > for n=1:7
> > database{1,n}='vijay';
> > end
> > for n=8:11
> > database{1,n}='someone';
> > end
> >

> If the contents are known,
> sum(strfind(database,'vijay')>0)
> is the count
> If not, will have to iterate to find the values -- unique() would be
> good here but it doesn't have a built in parallel for strings that I can
> think of ... an auxiliary hash value would be good for that purpose...
> --

Thank you so much!! It helped!

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