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How do I get the element of a cell in a case_expression that matches the switch_expression?

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a = {'the', 'cat', 'is', 'the', 'dog'};
b = 'cat';
switch b
case a
end
%How would I know which element in a matches b? Would there be a way to get that element and use it?
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Stephen23
Stephen23 on 21 Oct 2015
Edited: Stephen23 on 21 Oct 2015
The answer to your question is no, there is no way to know which element of a matched b. If you need the index of the element, then you will have to generate this yourself using one of the methods given in the answers below.

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Thorsten
Thorsten on 21 Oct 2015
You can use
a(strcmp(a, b))

Stefan Raab
Stefan Raab on 21 Oct 2015
Edited: Stefan Raab on 21 Oct 2015
find(ismember(a,'cat'))
or
find(ismember(a,b))

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