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Matlab input string as variable name (or other ways)

  1. Feb 21, 2012 #1
    Hi,

    I am writing a Matlab function(script), which take some input.

    I have several datasets in the workspace, say dataset1,dataset2,dataset3, ect

    In my function, I have tried to use

    data = input('Please input your dataset', 's')

    and then use 'data' as a variable for some computation, say

    sum(data);
    mean(data);

    It does not work. I wonder what's the 'correct' way to do it?

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    OR, I can add an argument in myfunction, say

    function y = myf(ds,para)

    use 'ds' to indicate the dataset that i want to use.

    However, in this case, how should i use 'fminsearch' for optimization?
    'fminsearch' will then treat this 'ds' input as a parameter.

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    Thanks!
     
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