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Compare first n characters of strings ignoring case



strncmpi('str1','str2',n) returns 1 if the first n characters of the strings str1 and str2 are the same except for case, and 0 otherwise.

TF = strncmpi(S,T,n) 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 (up to n characters), 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.


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

strncmpi supports international character sets.

See Also

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

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