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How do I eliminate strings with length < 3 from cellarray

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I'm trying to remove all string with length < 3 from a cell array. But the output is not what I expect.
For example:
days = {'Monday', 'Tuesday', 'Wednesday', 'Thursday', 'Friday'}; abbrev = cellfun(@(x) x(length(x) > 3), days, 'UniformOutput', false)
It returns:
abbrev =
'M' 'T' 'W' 'T' 'F'
But I need it to return the whole word that is bigger than 3.
Anyone knows how to do it?

Accepted Answer

Azzi Abdelmalek
Azzi Abdelmalek on 6 Dec 2013
days = {'Monday', 'Tuesday', 'Wednesday', 'Thursday', 'Friday'};
abbrev = days(cellfun(@numel,days)>=3)

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sixwwwwww on 6 Dec 2013
try this:
days = {'Monday', 'M', 'T', 'Tuesday', 'Wednesday', 'Thursday', 'Friday'};
count = 1;
for i = 1:length(days)
if length(days{i}) > 3
day(count) = days(i);
count = count + 1;
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Eduardo on 6 Dec 2013
I've implemented one similar to that. But its too slow for big cell arrays.

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