MATLAB Function Reference    

Compare strings ignoring case



strcmpi(str1,str2) returns 1 if strings str1 and str2 are the same except for case and 0 otherwise.

strcmpi(S,T) when either S or T is a cell array of strings, returns an array the same size as S and T containing 1 for those elements of S and T that match except for case, and 0 otherwise. S and T must be the same size (or one can be a scalar cell). Either one can also be a character array with the right number of rows.


strcmpi is intended for comparison of character data. When used to compare numeric data, strcmpi returns 0.

strcmpi supports international character sets.

See Also

strcmp, strncmpi, strncmp, strmatch, strfind, findstr, regexp, regexpi, regexprep

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