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uniqueCellGeneraliz​ed(A)

version 1.2.0.0 (3.19 KB) by Dave Stanley
Unique elements in cell array containing mixed-type elements

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Updated 30 May 2017

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[C,ia,ic] = uniqueCellGeneralized(A)
Same as the built in unique function, but works for cell arrays containing any type of data or a mixture of different data types (e.g. numerics, strings, function handles, objects, etc)

Example 1:
A = {{'a','b','c'}, {'a','b','c'}, {'d','e','f'}};
[C,ia,ic] = uniqueCellGeneralized(A)

Result1:
C = {{'a','b','c'}, {'d','e','f'}};
ia = [1 3]
ic = [1 1 2]

Example 2:
A = {{'a','b','c'},{'a','b','c'},{'d','e','f'},{@plot},{52},{51},{52}};
[C,ia,ic] = uniqueCellGeneralized(A)

Result 2:
C = {{'a','b','c'}, {'d','e','f'}, {@plot}, {52}, {51}};
ia = [1 3 4 5 6]
ic = [1 1 2 3 4 5 4]

Cite As

Dave Stanley (2021). uniqueCellGeneralized(A) (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/63177-uniquecellgeneralized-a), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2015a
Compatible with any release
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