replacing some string variables by others; a small problem

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Dear all,
i have the following problem
I want to replace the elements of EER with the corresponding elements from EER1
where
EER={datebeg '01/01/2009' '01/07/2009' };
EER1={'1' '2' '3' '4'};
and
datebeg =
'01/11/2009'
Unfortunately the '01/11/2009' is not replace by '1' and I need
to maintain the code as it is; that is using datebeg in EER instead of
'01/11/2009'
Is there a way of doing this?
I use the following code for the replacement
isAW = strcmp(raw(:, 1), 'EE');
AWtext = raw(isAW, 8); % Only the AW rows
for k = 1:numel(EER)
AWtext(strcmp(AWtext, EER{k})) = {EER1{k}};
end
new(isAW) = AWtext;
thanks
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antonet
antonet on 13 Mar 2013
Edited: antonet on 13 Mar 2013
thanks Jan. sorry for my mistake. this is the code I used
EER={datebeg '01/01/2009' '01/07/2009' };
EER1={'1' '2' '3' };
isAW = strcmp(raw(:, 1), 'EE');
AWtext = raw(isAW, 8); % Only the AW rows
for k = 1:numel(EER)
AWtext(strcmp(AWtext, EER{k})) = {EER1{k}};
end
new(isAW) = AWtext;
where raw is a matrix
With thte above code I replace all the elements that I want apart from the first one

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 13 Mar 2013
containers.map perhaps ?
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antonet
antonet on 13 Mar 2013
Sorry I am asking but how does this function fit to the above example. Could you display some code
many thanks

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