Home Replacing string values in cell array with numbers
 I have a cell array which contains some descriptions, namely my_des.  my_des = [{'FRD'} {'1'}; {'UNFRD'} {'2'}; {'OTH'} {'3'};];  I also have an approximately 5000x1 cell array. The elements in this array are either 'FRD', 'UNFRD' or 'OTH'. What I want to do is replace these text values with the corresponding numeric values in my_des. Currently my only idea (which I think isn't that great) is to loop through my_des and do a string replacement. Example: So say my current vector looks like this: FRD FRD OTH UNFRD OTH FRD  Then my desired output would be this: 1 1 3 2 3 1  The numbers come from the my_des array