MATLAB parse or split string

In MATLAB I need to parse or split the following string 'E4'.  I want to be able to split 'C4' and 'C3' and compare the two numbers.  How can I do this?
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Are all your strings have the same format - one letter and one digit? In this case you can just use index to get the first letter or the digit.

string = 'E4';

string(1) will return 'E', and string(2) will return '4'. To convert string '4' to number you can use str2num or str2double function.

str2num(string(2)) will return number 4.

str2double is similar and can work with cell arrays.

If you have your strings in a cell array you can use cellfun function.

z = {'E4','C2','C3'}';
cellfun(@(x) str2num(x(2)), z)


zstring = cell2mat(z);

For more complicated parsing see documentation for functions strrep, strtok, regexp, regexprep, etc.

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newtoperlpgmAuthor Commented:
Great, thank you very much!
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