I have data for 200 participants stored in a 1×1 structure with 3 fields (time data, gender and age). I'm trying to include lines of script that will extract the gender of each participant and code their gender as 0 (non-binary), 1 (female), or 2 (male). I'm also assigning an ID and extracting age, code so far is below:
for i = 1:size(files);
id = str2num(files(i).name(7:size(files(i).name,2)-4));
tempfile = load(files(i).name);
age = tempfile.data.age;
I don't have experience in using an if-loop on strings and am struggling to find the best command to use. I have tried the below, as this is what I would do if extracting and coding numbers, but obviously this doesn't work for these strings as they are not matched in size. I've also played around with STRCMP and STRNCMP but with no luck.
if tempfile.data.gender == 'non-binary'
gender = 0;
elseif tempfile.data.gender == 'female'
gender = 1;
elseif tempfile.data.gender == 'male'
gender = 2;
A little help would be much appreciated!