Create variable with name from other variable string
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Victor Andrés Sánchez Zurita on 26 Jun 2021
My question is, if i have a string variable, coulf i assing that string as a name for a new variable?
For example, if i have
name_string = 'name_var';
can i have
name_var = 5;
somehow wihouth me writing the actual code?
Joseph Cheng on 26 Jun 2021
While it is not adviseable to have variables created in this way maybe you have a good reason to but still un-adviseable but here you go:
name_str = 'name_var';
eval(sprintf('%s = 5',name_str))
disp([name_str 'has been assigned to ' num2str(name_var)])