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Thread Subject:
Can you add a "PREFIX" or "SUFFIX" or "EXTENSION" to all variables

Subject: Can you add a "PREFIX" or "SUFFIX" or "EXTENSION" to all variables

From: dpb

Date: 3 Dec, 2012 19:23:32

Message: 1 of 1

On 12/2/2012 10:27 PM, wrote:
> I would like to load several different mat files to make plots. Each
> mat file has the same format of variable names in them, but each mat
> file represents a different trial. Is there any way to add a "PREFIX" or
> "SUFFIX" or "EXTENSION" to all variables after being loaded? For
> example, when I load a mat file I will have 25 variables in my workspace:

> Is this possible?

It is, but you don't want to go down that road.

Use a structure name field for the various cases instead. See


for background and suggestions of how to avoid the difficulties inherent
in making dynamic variable names (and, it's not the making that's the
problem; it's the using afterwards that's the pits).


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