Random String Utility

Generate a random string. Specify length and type of characters.

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Updated 20 Aug 2012

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RANDOM_STRING - Generate a random string

When a name is needed but none is provided, never fear
RANDOM_STRING is here! As configured returns a random
set of upper case letters (default of 10 long)

Input:
@length
value - Length of the random string to generate
default - 10
type - int
@type
value - Type of characters to include.
1 = A-Z, 2 = a-z, 3=letters/#'s/special chars
default - 1
type - int

Return:
@str
value - The generated random string
type - str

Usage:
my_str = random_string(); % 10 upper case letters
my_str = random_string(15); % 5 upper case letters
my_str = random_string(8, 3); % 8 ascii characters

Cite As

Dan Couture (2023). Random String Utility (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/37853-random-string-utility), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2007a
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux
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1.0.0.0