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How to compare two string are equal or not

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Hi,
I have two string (names array in cell matrix), and want to compare ith & i-1th name is equal or not.
Names={'Mhajj56_Too';'YHJA_90_Kty';'Mahjkl_uiT00';'Mahjkl_uiT00';'aha';'Mhajj56_Too';'Mhajj56_Too'}
out=[different
different
same
different
different
same]
Rule: if ith name is same as i-1th, then we say same, else different.
Many thanks in advance,

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 28 Sep 2018
A one-liner way is:
outLogical = cellfun(@isequal, Names(1:end-1), Names(2:end))
(Note that what you put is not valid syntax unless same and different are variables, not strings.)

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 28 Sep 2018
Well the obvious, simplest way is with isequal() in a for loop:
Names={'Mhajj56_Too';'YHJA_90_Kty';'Mahjkl_uiT00';'Mahjkl_uiT00';'aha';'Mhajj56_Too';'Mhajj56_Too'}'
numberOfCells = length(Names)
outLogical = false(1, numberOfCells-1);
for k = 2 : numberOfCells
if isequal(Names{k}, Names{k-1})
outCellArray{k-1} = 'Same';
outLogical(k-1) = true;
else
outCellArray{k-1} = 'Different';
end
end
% Show in command window:
celldisp(outCellArray);
outLogical

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