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containstr

version 1.2.1 (7.89 KB) by wfH
Search strings that match multiple patterns with a single line of code.

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Updated 07 Sep 2021

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`containstr` returns TRUE if PATTERNs is found in text S.
`startswith` returns TRUE if any element of PATTERNs at the start of text S.
`endswith` returns TRUE if any element of PATTERNs at the end of text S.
Usage:
containstr(S, PATTERN)
startswith(S, PATTERN)
endswith(S, PATTERN)
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Sometimes, I need to search strings that match multiple patterns.
The use of `strfind` (`regexp`) combing with for-loop (`cellfun`) makes the script look long and messy.
In newer version (R2016b), it is easy to do in a single line of code.
Just call the built-in functions `contains`, `startsWith`, or `endsWith`.
So, I created these functions for users with older version to search pattern in text.
These functions follow the same behaviour as Matlab's built-in.
Besides, my functions can treat search pattern as regular expression as needed.
No more for-loop is needed

Cite As

wfH (2021). containstr (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/70334-containstr), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2017a
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