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Assign cell array of values to cell array of names

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Here's my question:
I have a cell array of names: {'a';'b';'c'} (example)
and a cell array of values: {1;0;1} (booleans in my case)
What I want to do is to assign the value to the name and just call it as a variable. Right now what I've been using is a for that looks for the value every time I need it.
If I need the value of a:
for i=1:length(names)
if strcmp(names{i},'a')
value_a=value{i};
break
end
end
But this takes so much time because the arrays are too long, I want that "a" contains the corresponding value.
Thank you so much!
Juan

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Azzi Abdelmalek
Azzi Abdelmalek on 5 Aug 2015
Edited: Azzi Abdelmalek on 5 Aug 2015
names={'a';'b';'c'}
value= {1;0;1}
idx=ismember(names,'a')
out=value(idx)

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Juan Henao
Juan Henao on 6 Aug 2015
Thank you very much, this worked for what I needed.
There are lots of things to know... awesome.

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 5 Aug 2015
You probably want to go with a containers.Map here:
M = containers.Map({'A';'B';'C'},1:3)
M('A')
M('B')

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