Shifting or sorting arrays with specific names

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I have a cell array of 1000*1 dimension with names on it. I want to shift my elements in such a way that the name starting with N and ending with CA goes to the end. How can I do it?

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Ingrid on 5 Jan 2016
you could use arrayfun to extract the first and last two letters and then use strfind to locate the index at which the letters that you want and then use this index for the shifting
firstLetter = arrayfun(@(n) cellArrayNames{n}(1),1:size(cellArrayNames,1),'UniformOutput',0);
lastTwoLetters = arrayfun(@(n) cellArrayNames{n}(end-2:end),1:size(cellArrayNames,1),'UniformOutput',0);
Ingrid on 6 Jan 2016
cellArray(end,1) = cellArray(idx,1);
cellArray(idx,1) = [];

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