Trying to Increase efficiency by avoiding using If statements to select data

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I have a wro sets of data (big structures) named 'L_Data' and 'R_Data' and I am trying to select R or L acoording to a list of subject injury side.
I am trying to avoid using If statements to increase efficiency as much as possible as this is a large set of data.
Is there a way to access 'L_Data' and 'R_Data' by creating:
L_Data = struct(Subject1,Subject2)
R_Data = struct(Subject1,Subject2)
SubjectSide = 'L'
VarName = [SubjectSide,'_Data']
Output = mean( (VarName).Subject1 , 2)
Thank you.

Answers (1)

Steven Lord
Steven Lord on 26 Jan 2023
Can you dynamically create and access variables with numbered names like x1, x2, x3, etc. or similar names like L_Data and R_Data? Yes.
Should you do this? The general consensus is no. That Answers post explains why this is generally discouraged and offers several alternative approaches.




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