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I have a code which i don't understand why acts differently outside compared to inside a for loop.
With this code:
filename = ('elspot-prices_2019_hourly_nok – Kopi.xlsx');
[~,~,raw] = xlsread(filename);
hourValues{1} = raw(any(strcmp(raw(:,2),["00 - 01"])>0,2),14);
hourValues{2} = raw(any(strcmp(raw(:,2),["01 - 02"])>0,2),14);
hourValues{3} = raw(any(strcmp(raw(:,2),["02 - 03"])>0,2),14);
I'll get the result: hourValues 1x3 cell, where each cell have an array of hour values.
I need this for 24 hours, so a loop would be great. But when like this:
for i=0:23
if i < 10
text1 = "0" + string(i);
else
text1 = string(i);
end
if i+1 < 10
text2 = "0" + string(i+1);
else if i+1 == 24
text2 = "00";
else
text2 = string(i+1);
end
end
fulltext = text1 + " - " + text2;
hourValues{i+1} = raw(any(strcmp(raw(:,2),[fulltext])>0,2),14); %<--Why don't this line work?
end
i'll get: hourValues 1x24 cell which all is empty. Just showing [] in each of the cells.
(I've tried all kinds of combination for variabel fulltext, with and without [ ], and also both as string or char.)
Any idea why this don't work?
(Edit: xlsx file added)
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Rudolf
Rudolf on 3 May 2021
Now file is included. :)
I like your code Scott, but for some reason i get a string from the if-else statement, while a char from your code. Maybe string/char both works for all purposes anyway so i shouldn't pay attention to that?
Rudolf
Rudolf on 3 May 2021
Thanks for reply Scott and dpb.
@dpb Will see if i can learn how to convert to datetime and use readtable. It sounds more convenient.

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Benjamin Großmann
Benjamin Großmann on 3 May 2021
Edited: Benjamin Großmann on 3 May 2021
The problem is, that the xlsx file contains protected spaces ( char(160) ) and you are comparing to normal spaces.
Quick and very dirty solution is:
fulltext = text1 + char(160) + "-" + char(160) + text2;
hourValues{i+1} = raw(any(strcmp(raw(:,2),[fulltext])>0,2),14); % should work now
@dpb mentions it in the comments and I would recommend it too: Use readtable and convert your xlsx data to datetime.

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