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how can i solve this ,can anyone provide me with code? whats wrong with my code ?

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asad jaffar
asad jaffar on 28 Mar 2019
Edited: Jan on 7 Sep 2020
Write a function called valid_date that takes three positive integer scalar inputs year, month, day. If these three represent a valid date, return a logical true, otherwise false. The name of the output argument is valid. If any of the inputs is not a positive integer scalar, return false as well. Note that every year that is exactly divisible by 4 is a leap year, except for years that are exactly divisible by 100. However, years that are exactly divisible by 400 are also leap years. For example, the year 1900 was not leap year, but the year 2000 was. Note that your solution must not contain any of the date related built-in MATLAB functions.
function [valid]=valid_date(year, month, day)
if isscalar(year) && year>0 && year~=0 && isscalar(month) && month>0 && month~=0 && isscalar(day) && day>0 && ar
if mod(year,4) == 0 && mod(year, 100)~= 0 || mod(year,400)==0 && month==2 && days<=29
%for february
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
%for rest of the months
if month==4 || month==6 || month==9 || month==11 && day<=30
valid=true;
elseif month==1 || month==3 || month==5 || month==7 || month==8 || month==10 || month== 12 && day<=31
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
%not a leap year
if month==2 && day>28
valid=false;
end
%rest of the months
if month==4 || month==6 || month==9 || month==11 && day<=30
valid=true;
elseif month==1 || month==3 || month==5 || month==7 || month==8 || month==10 || month== 12 && day<=31
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
else
valid=false;
end
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Jan
Jan on 29 Jul 2020
@Husein Mammadli: Which error message do you get? This message reveals the problems usually.
Your code does not check if the inputs are scalars or have positive integer values. The code distinguishes two cases for Frebrurary:
  1. ((mod(year,100)==0) && (mod(year,400)~=0))
  2. (mod(year,4)==0)
This is not useful. You need to detect leap years only:
~mod(year, 4) && mod(year, 100) || ~mod(year, 400)
You can simplify your code:
function valid = valid_date(year,month,day)
if month == 2 % Month 2
if mod(year, 4)==0 && mod(year, 100) || ~mod(year, 400) % Leap year
valid = (day < 30);
else % Not leap year
valid = (day < 29);
end
elseif any(month = [1,3,5,7,8,10,12]) % Months with 31 days
valid = (day < 32);
else % Months with 30 days
valid = (day < 31);
end
end
But the error checks of the inputs are still missing.

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Jan
Jan on 30 Mar 2019
Edited: Jan on 6 Sep 2019
function valid = valid_date(year, month, day)
% scalar positive integer limit
if isscalar(year) && year > 0 && fix(year) == year && ...
isscalar(month) && month > 0 && fix(month) == month && month <= 12 && ...
isscalar(day) && day > 0 && fix(day) == day
% Leap year: multiple of 4, but not of 100, or of 400:
isLeap = (~mod(year, 4) && mod(year, 100) || ~mod(year, 400));
% Valid days:
% * month is 4,6,9,11 and days <= 30,
% * month is 2 and days <= 28 or 29 for leap years
% * other month and days <= 31
valid = (any(month == [4,6,9,11]) && day <= 30) || ...
(any(month == [1,3,5,7,8,10,12]) && day <= 31) || ...
(month == 2 && day <= 28 + isLeap);
else
valid = false;
end
end
Or:
function valid = valid_date(year, month, day)
% Anonymous function to check for positive integer scalar values:
ok = @(x) isscalar(x) && x > 0 && fix(x) == x;
valid = false; % Default answer
% Check if all inputs are clean:
if ok(year) && ok(month) && month <= 12 && ok(day)
% Check if it is a leap year:
isLeap = (~mod(year, 4) && mod(year, 100) || ~mod(year, 400));
% Number of days per month, consider leap year for februrary:
d = [31, 28+isLeap, 31, 30, 31, 30, 31, 31, 30, 31, 30, 31];
% The actual comparison:
valid = (day <= d(month));
end
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Jan
Jan on 28 Mar 2019
Edited: Jan on 28 Mar 2019
The code fails in the 2nd line, which ends with:
... isscalar(day) && day>0 && ar
What is the meaning of "ar"?
After checking month>0 there is no need to check for month~=0 because this is excluded already. But tis is not an error.
A problem is, that you check for a leap year at first:
if mod(year,4) == 0 && mod(year, 100)~= 0 || ...
mod(year,400)==0 && month==2 && days<=29
%for february
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
But afterwards this code runs also:
%not a leap year
if month==2 && day>28
valid=false;
end
This runs for leap years also and the former value of valid is overwritten.
Remember that the operator precedence (link) for && is higher than for ||. Then the test is equivalent to:
if (mod(year,4) == 0 && mod(year, 100)~= 0) || ...
(mod(year,400)==0 && month==2 && days<=29)
%for february
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
This sets valid to true for the inputs:
year = 2004;
month = 2;
days = 30;
because mod(year,4) == 0 && mod(year, 100)~= 0 is true already. You need to set the parentheses explicitly:
if (mod(year,4) == 0 && mod(year, 100)~= 0 || mod(year,400)==0) ...
&& month==2 && days<=29
I suggest to rewrite the code. Determine if it is a leap year at first:
isleap = (mod(year,4) == 0 && mod(year, 100)~= 0 || mod(year,400)==0);
Then check the validity for te months:
if any(month == [4,6,9,11]) % Nicer...
valid = (day<=30);
elseif ...
Then consider the leap year for the Februrary only.
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Oleksandr Koreiba
Oleksandr Koreiba on 30 Mar 2019
function valid = valid_date(year,month,day)
if isscalar(year)==true && year>0 && isscalar(month)==true && month>0 && 12>=month && isscalar(day)==true && day>0 %checks if input is correct
if (mod(year,4) == 0 && mod(year, 100)~= 0 || mod(year,400)==0) %checks if it's leap
isleap=true;
else
isleap=false;
end
if any(month == [4,6,9,11]) && day<=30 || any(month == [1,3,5,7,8,10,12]) && day<=31
valid = true;
elseif isleap == true && month == 2 && day<=29 || isleap == false && month ==2 && day<=28
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
else
valid=false;
end
end
Just beginner with matlab, had the same strugle. But with help from here managed to solve it. Maybe it will be helpful
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 12 May 2020
If your first if fails then you do not set valid
Note: isscalar() already returns true or false; there is no need to compare the result to true.
if isscalar(year) && isscalar(month)

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Parth Patel
Parth Patel on 1 Jun 2019
Edited: Parth Patel on 1 Jun 2019
function valid = valid_date(y,m,d)
% check for positve scalar inputs
if (isscalar(y) && y>0 && y ~=0 ) && (isscalar(m) && m>0 && m~=0)&&(isscalar(d) && d>0 && d~=0)
% check for leap year
if mod(y,400) == 0
valid_leap = true;
elseif mod(y,4) == 0 && mod(y,100)~= 0
valid_leap = true;
else
valid_leap = false;
end
% check for february
if(valid_leap == true && m==2 && d <=29) || (valid_leap == false && m==2 && d<=28)
valid = true;
% check for rest of the months
elseif (m == 1 || m == 3 || m == 5 ||m == 7 ||m == 8 ||m == 10 ||m == 12 ) && d <= 31
valid= true;
elseif(m == 4 || m == 6 || m == 9 ||m == 11) && d <= 30
valid = true;
else
valid = false;
end
else
valid = false;
end
end
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Aditi Sinha
Aditi Sinha on 17 Jun 2019
function [valid]=valid_date(year, month, day)
if isscalar(year)==1 && year>0 && year~=0 && isscalar(month)==1 && month>0 && month~=0 && isscalar(day)==1 && day>0 && month<=12
if mod(year,4)==0 && mod(year,100)~=0||mod(year,400)==0
if month==2
if day<=29
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
else if month==1 || month==3 || month==5 || month==7 || month==8 || month==10 || month== 12
if day<=31
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
else if month==4 || month==6 || month==9 || month==11
if day<=30
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
end
end
end
else
if month==2
if day<=28
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
else if month==1 || month==3 || month==5 || month==7 || month==8 || month==10 || month== 12
if day<=31
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
else if month==4 || month==6 || month==9 || month==11
if day<=30
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
end
end
end
end
else
valid=false;
end
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Rik
Rik on 13 May 2020
Because those aren't elseifs, they are else followed by if.
if cond1
else if cond2
%some code
end
end
%this is equivalent to this:
if cond1
else
if cond2
%some code
end
end

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Roshan Singh
Roshan Singh on 21 Aug 2019
function valid=valid_date(year,month,day)
if (year>0 && month>0 && day>0 && month<13 && day<32 && isscalar(year)==1 && isscalar(month)==1 && isscalar(day)==1)
if (rem(year,400)==0)||((rem(year,4)==0)&&(rem(year,100)~=0))
switch month
case 1
if day<32
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 2
if day<30
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 3
if day<32
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 4
if day<31
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 5
if day<32
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 6
if day<31
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 7
if day<32
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 8
if day<32
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 9
if day<31
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 10
if day<32
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 11
if day<31
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 12
if day<32
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
end
else
switch month
case 1
if day<32
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 2
if day<29
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 3
if day<32
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 4
if day<31
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 5
if day<32
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 6
if day<31
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 7
if day<32
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 8
if day<32
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 9
if day<31
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 10
if day<32
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 11
if day<31
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
case 12
if day<32
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
end
end
else
valid=false
end
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Guillaume
Guillaume on 21 Aug 2019
Your code probably work (I haven't tested) but you need to learn look-up tables. That many case statements must have been a pain to write and would certainly be a pain to maintain.
Your code using a look-up table
%note that this code, like yours will not work properly with non-integer inputs
function valid=valid_date(year,month,day)
numdays = [31, 28, 31, 30, 31, 30, 31, 31, 30, 31, 30, 31]; %look-up table
if (year>0 && month>0 && day>0 && month<13 && day<32 && isscalar(year)==1 && isscalar(month)==1 && isscalar(day)==1)
monthday = numdays(month)
if (rem(year,400)==0)||((rem(year,4)==0)&&(rem(year,100)~=0)) && month==2
monthday = monthday + 1;
end
valid = day <= monthday
else
valid = false;
end
end
See how much simpler that is?

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Doga Savas
Doga Savas on 23 Aug 2019
function a = valid_date(year,month,day)
if month > 12
a = false;
return
end
if ~isscalar(year) || year < 1 || year ~= fix(year)
a = false;
return
end
if ~isscalar(month) || month < 1 || month ~= fix(month)
a = false;
return
end
if ~isscalar(day) || day < 1 || day ~= fix(day)
a = false;
return
end
if month == 1 || month == 3 || month == 5 || month == 7 || month == 8 ...
|| month == 10 || month == 12
if day > 31
a = false;
return
end
end
if month == 4 || month == 6 || month == 9 || month == 11
if day > 30
a = false;
return
end
end
if month == 2
if rem(year,4) == 0 && rem(year,100) ~= 0
if day > 29
a = false;
return
end
elseif rem(year,400) == 0
if day > 29
a = false;
return
end
else
if day > 28
a = false;
return
end
end
end
a = true;
end
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Chech Joseph
Chech Joseph on 6 Sep 2019
Hey Jan, really loved your very precise and explicit code, however I need some more clarifications. Could you please kindly comment out your code especially from the 'isLeap' output argument. ..Thanks
function valid = valid_date(year, month, day)
% scalar positive integer limit
if isscalar(year) && year > 0 && fix(year) == year && ...
isscalar(month) && month > 0 && fix(month) == month && month <= 12 && ...
isscalar(day) && day > 0 && fix(day) == day
isLeap = (~mod(year, 4) && mod(year, 100) || ~mod(year, 400));
valid = (any(month == [4,6,9,11]) && day <= 30) || ...
(any(month == [1,3,5,7,8,10,12]) && day <= 31) || ...
(month == 2 && day <= 28 + isLeap);
else
valid = false;
end
end

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VIKAS JAIN
VIKAS JAIN on 14 Sep 2019
function isvalid = valid_date(y, m, d)
% Check if the inputs are valid
% Check that they are scalars
if ~(isscalar(y) && isscalar(m) && isscalar(d))
isvalid = false;
% Check that inputs are positive
elseif ~all([y, m, d] > 0)
isvalid = false;
% Check that inputs are integers (not the data type)
elseif any(rem([y, m, d], 1))
isvalid = false;
% Check that m and d are below the max possible
elseif (m > 12) || (d > 31)
isvalid = false;
% The inputs could be a valid date, let's see if they actually are
else
% Vector of the number of days for each month
daysInMonth = [31 28 31 30 31 30 31 31 30 31 30 31];
% If leap year, change days in Feb
if isequal(rem(y, 4), 0) && (~isequal(rem(y, 100), 0) || isequal(rem(y, 400), 0)) daysInMonth(2) = 29;
end
maxDay = daysInMonth(m);
if d > maxDay
isvalid = false;
else
isvalid = true;
end
end
end


Marwan Hammad
Marwan Hammad on 19 Nov 2019
function valid = valid_date(year, month, day)
if nargin ==3
valid1=true;
else
error('must have three input arguments');
valid=false;
end
if isscalar(year)==true && isscalar(month)==true && isscalar(day)==true && year==fix(year) && month==fix(month) && day==fix(day)
valid2=true;
else
error('inputs must be a postive integers.');
valid=false;
end
if year>0 && year<2019 && month>0 && month<=12 && day>0 && day<=31
valid3=true;
else
error ('Please enter a valid date.');
valid = false;
end
if ~mod(year,4)
if ~mod(year,100)
if ~mod(year,400)
leap_year = 1;
else
leap_year = 0;
end
else
leap_year = 1;
end
else
leap_year = 0;
end
if (month== 1||3||5||7||8||10||12 && day<=31) && (month== 4||6||9||11 && day<=30)
valid4=true;
elseif ((leap_year==1 && (month==2 && day<=29))||((month==2 && day<=28) && leap_year==0))
valid5=true;
else
error ('Please enter a valid date.');
valid = false;
end
if valid1==true && valid2==true && valid3==true && valid4==true
valid = true;
elseif valid1==true && valid2==true && valid3==true && valid5==true
valid=true;
else
error ('Please enter a valid date.');
valid = false;
return
end
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Rik
Rik on 20 Nov 2019
Let's try some:
valid_date(2016, 2, 29)
%returns true (correctly)
valid_date(2016, 2, 30)
%returns true (obviously incorrectly)
valid_date(2016, -2, 25)
%returns an error, instead of the logical false
And why did you decide to make 2019 as the last valid year?
So the conclusion is that your code only works for dates that are already valid, which is the thing this function is supposed to test. It will either error or it will return true if your date is not valid, so you can't distinguish valid dates from invalid ones with your implementation.

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Yefferson Rodríguez
Yefferson Rodríguez on 20 Nov 2019
Edited: Yefferson Rodríguez on 20 Nov 2019
Hello,
Could someone help me with this?.
I wrote a code, which I think works fine when I try it on matlab.
but, once I summit it using the coursera system it says the opposite.
Thank you.
here is the code:
function valid = valid_date (year, month, day);
%Check if the input has 3 elements:
if nargin < 3;
error('The date must have 3 elements')
else
nargin==3;
validN=true;
end
%Check if the 3 elements are integer, scalars and positives:
%Also for month between 0 and 12.
%also fot days between 0 and 31.
if isscalar(year) && (not(mod(year,1))) == true && year>0
validY = true;
else
error('Year has to be integer, scalar and positive')
end
if isscalar(month) && (not(mod(month,1))) == true && month > 0 && month <= 12
validM = true;
else
error('Month has to be integer, scalar, positive and 0<m<=12')
end
if isscalar(day) && (not(mod(day,1))) == true && day > 0 && day <= 31
validD = true;
else
error('Day has to be integer, scalar, positive and 0<d<=31')
end
if (not(mod(year,4)) == true) && (not(mod(year,400)) == true)
if month == 1 || 3 || 5 || 7 || 8 || 10 || 12;
day <= 31;
elseif month == 2;
day <= 29;
elseif month == 3 || 4 || 6 || 9 || 11;
day <= 30;
end
else
if month == 1 || 3 || 5 || 7 || 8 || 10 || 12;
day <= 31;
elseif month == 2;
day <= 28;
elseif month == 3 || 4 || 6 || 9 || 11;
day <= 30;
end
end
if validN == true && validY == true && validM == true && validD == true
valid = true;
else
valid = false;
end
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Jan
Jan on 20 Nov 2019
Some comments to the code:
  • Do not set the value of nargin: nargin==3;
  • If year is not a scalar the code proceeds. Then it must fail in
if (not(mod(year,4)) == true) && (not(mod(year,400)) == true)
  • This will not do, what you expect:
if month == 1 || 3 || 5 || 7 || 8 || 10 || 12;
It is evaluated from left to right: month == 1 replies true or false. Afterwards true||1 or false||1 replies true in both cases. You mean:
if month == 1 || month == 3 || month == 5 || month == 7 || ...
month == 8 || month == 10 || month == 12
The code
if validN == true && validY == true && validM == true && validD == true
valid = true;
else
valid = false;
end
can be abbreviated to:
valid = validN && validY && validM && validD;
Comparing a logical value with true replies true if it is true and false otherwise. So this comparison is a waste of time. Simply use the logical value directly. The if can be omitted also.

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Sandesh V
Sandesh V on 15 Apr 2020
%Can anyone please point out what's wrong with this code?
function valid = valid_date(year,month,day)
if (isscalar(year)==true && year>0 && isscalar(month)==true && month>0 && month<=12 && isscalar(date)==true && date>0)
if (mod(year,4)==0 && mod(year,100)~=0 || mod(year,400)==0)
if ((month==2 && date<=29) || ((month==4 || month==6 || month==9 || month==11) && day<=30) || ((month==1 || month==3 || month==5 || month==7 || month==8 || month==10 || month==12) && day<=31))
% Leap year with other dates
valid = true;
else
valid = false;
end
else
if ((month==2 && day<=28) || ((month==4 || month==6 || month==9 || month==11) && day<=30) || ((month==1 || month==3 || month==5 || month==7 || month==8 || month==10 || month==12) && day<=31))
valid = true;
else
valid = false;
end
end
else
valid = false;
end
end
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Sandesh V
Sandesh V on 15 Apr 2020
I found the error, I have used date instead of day in line2. Thanks for the input and I also from now on I will follow the guidelines for posting homework.

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SWAROOPA SHIGLI
SWAROOPA SHIGLI on 19 Apr 2020
Can anyone tell me why is this wrong?
function valid=valid_date(year,month,day)
if isscalar(year) && isscalar(month) && isscalar(day)
if (year>0 && (month>0 && month<13))
if month == [1 3 5 7 8 10 12]
if day>0 && day<32
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
elseif month == [4 6 7 9 11]
if day>0 && day<31
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
elseif month == 2
if year/4==0 || year/400==0
yr=leap;
if year/100==0 && year/400==0
yr=leap;
else
yr=nonleap;
end
else
yr=nonleap;
end
if ((day>0 && day<30) && yr==leap) || ((day>0 && day<29) && yr==nonleap)
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
end
else
valid=false;
end
else
valid=false;
end
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Fazlul  Haque
Fazlul Haque on 12 May 2020
function y= valid_date(a,b,c)
d31=[1 3 5 7 8 10 12];
d30=[4 6 9 11];
%for leap year
if (rem(a,4)==0 && rem(a,100)~=0) || rem(a,400)==0 LY=true;
else LY=false;
end
%for calculation
if sum(ismember(d31,b))==1 && c<=31
y=true;
elseif sum(ismember(d30,b))==1 && c<=30
y=true;
elseif b==2 && LY==false && c<=28
y=true;
elseif b==2 && LY==true && c<=29
y=true;
else y=false;
end
% for error check
if isscalar(a)==0 || isscalar(b)==0 || isscalar(c)==0 || nargin~=3
y=false;
return
end
if fix(a)~=a || fix(b)~=b || fix(c)~=c || a<1 ||b>12|| b<1 ||c>31||c<1
y=false;
end
what's wrong with this code?
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Hari Kiran Tirumaladasu
Hari Kiran Tirumaladasu on 13 May 2020
Edited: Hari Kiran Tirumaladasu on 15 May 2020
For people who are stuck with this problem, here's a simple and short solution by me. It works!!
CODE
function valid = valid_date(y,m,d)
% To check whether the inputs are scalar and correct
if (isscalar(y) && y > 0 && y ~= 0 ) && (isscalar(m) && m > 0 && m <= 12) && (isscalar(d) && d > 0 && d <= 31)
valid = true;
else
valid = false;
return
end
% To check for Leap Year
if((mod(y,4) == 0 && mod(y,100) ~= 0) || mod(y,400) == 0) && (m == 2 && d <= 29)
valid = true;
% Check for month of February
elseif (m == 2 && d <= 28)
valid = true;
% Check for remaining months
elseif (m == 1 || m == 3 || m == 5 || m == 7 || m == 8 || m == 10 || m == 12) && (d <= 31)
valid = true;
elseif (m == 4 || m == 6 || m == 9 || m == 11) && (d <= 30)
valid = true;
else
valid = false;
end

Sumit Kumar Sharma
Sumit Kumar Sharma on 24 May 2020
Edited: Sumit Kumar Sharma on 24 May 2020
%% I think this might help
function valid=valid_date(y,m,d)
if isscalar(y) && y>0 && fix(y)==y && isscalar(m) && m<=12 && m>0 && fix(m)==m && isscalar(d) && d>0 && fix(d)==d
x=leap_year(y);
if any(m==[1 3 5 7 8 10 12]) && d<=31
valid=true;
elseif any(m==[4 6 9 11]) && d<=30
valid=true;
elseif m==2 && d<=(28+x)
valid=true;
else
valid=false;
end
else
valid=false;
end
function z= leap_year(c)
if mod(c,4)==0
z=true;
if mod(c,100)==0
z=false;
if mod(c,400)==0
z=true;
end
end
else
z=false;
end

Eshwar Raja Sayinathababu
Eshwar Raja Sayinathababu on 30 Jul 2020
function [valid] = valid_date(year,month,day)
leap_year = 0;
if nargin < 3
valid = false;
end
if (nargin == 3)
if ~isscalar(year) || year < 1 || year ~= fix(year)
valid=false;
return;
end
if ~isscalar(month) || month < 1 || month ~= fix(month)
valid=false;
return;
end
if ~isscalar(day) || day < 1 || day ~= fix(day)
valid=false;
return;
end
end
if ((year == 0) || (month == 0) || (day == 0))
valid = false;
return;
elseif (((isscalar(year)) || (isscalar(month)) || (isscalar(month))) == 0)
valid = false;
return;
elseif (rem(year,4) == 0)
if ((rem(year,100) == 0))
if (rem(year,400)==0)
leap_year = 1;
end
else
leap_year = 1;
end
end
if leap_year == 1
if (month == 1 || month==3 || month==5 || month==7 || month==8 || month==10 || month==12)
if (day > 31)
valid = false;
else
valid = true;
end
elseif (month == 4 || month==6 || month==9 || month==11)
if (day > 30)
valid = false;
else
valid = true;
end
elseif (month == 2)
if (day >29)
valid = false;
else
valid = true;
end
else
valid = false;
end
else
if (month == 1 || month==3 || month==5 || month==7 || month==8 || month==10 || month==12)
if (day > 31)
valid = false;
else
valid = true;
end
elseif (month == 4 || month==6 || month==9 || month==11)
if (day > 30)
valid = false;
else
valid = true;
end
elseif (month == 2)
if (day >28)
valid = false;
else
valid = true;
end
else valid = false;
end
end
end
% This code will work
  1 Comment
Rik
Rik on 30 Jul 2020
This code may indeed work, but why did you decide to post it?
Also, why are you testing if the input is 0? If it is smaller than 1 the code will already return false before.
And why did you copy-paste the code for the leap year switch? Why don't you put an if in there only for February? This code is relatively simple, but for more complex code you will have trouble finding all the places to correct a bug. Use code only once. You could even do that for your input validation:
if nargin < 3
valid = false;
end
if (nargin == 3)
if ~isscalar(year) || year < 1 || year ~= fix(year)
valid=false;
return;
end
if ~isscalar(month) || month < 1 || month ~= fix(month)
valid=false;
return;
end
if ~isscalar(day) || day < 1 || day ~= fix(day)
valid=false;
return;
end
end
or:
if nargin==3
for item={year,month,day}
item=item{1};
if ~isscalar(item) || item<1 || item~=fix(item)
valid=false;return
end
end
else
valid=false;return
end

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