boxplot vs column of strings

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in-p
in-p on 17 Apr 2015
Edited: in-p on 24 Apr 2015
So, i need to analyse some data regarding 4 precipitation stations. Problem is, each station gives me a different number of values than the other stations, so I can't use boxplot with multiple variables. I'm trying to solve this by creating one unic column with the results from the four stations (that part is easy and it's done), but I can't find out a way of creating a column of strings with the stations names.
example: station 1 gives me 1 value, station 2 gives me 2 values, station 3 gives me 3, station 4 gives me 4. I want a column like:
station 1
station 2
station 2
station 3
station 3
station 3
station 4
station 4
station 4
station 4
help? thanks!

Answers (1)

Tom Lane
Tom Lane on 18 Apr 2015
The simplest way to do this would depend on how you have your data stored now. For example, do you already have it as a column of station numbers? Then this is relatively simple:
>> names = {'first'; 'second'; 'third'};
>> numbers = [1 3 2 3 1]';
>> g = names(numbers)
g =
'first'
'third'
'second'
'third'
'first'
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in-p
in-p on 24 Apr 2015
Edited: in-p on 24 Apr 2015
I have the station names as inputs from a prompt function. (station1=char(answer(1)) and so on), and I already know how many values wich station has (n1=54, etc), just don't know how to get it all together... Any idea?

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