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String Toolkits

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A set of useful string manipulation functions that MATLAB does not offer


Updated 10 Oct 2008

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It is a collection of useful string manipulation functions, which offer versatile functionality for joining, splitting, translating strings.

MATLAB is shipped with a series of string functions. However, some useful functions have not yet been in the MATLAB releases. Inspired by other advanced languages like Java, Ruby, and Python, I developed a set of string manipulation functions in order to make string processing more convenient.

Here gives a brief list of contents

strjoin: joins multiple strings with user-specified delimiter

strsplit: extracts terms from a string that are separated by a specified delimiter

strsplit_re: similar to strsplit, but the delimiter is given by regular expression.

strstartswith, strendswith: determine whether a string starts or ends with a particular pattern

strgsub: translates parts of strings in a user-defined way.

This toolbox is not aimed at offering a comprehensive string library and replacing the string functions in MATLAB. Its target is just to complement what MATLAB is lacking. Hope it helps.

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Dahua Lin (2021). String Toolkits (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2008a
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