MATLAB  identifying each character in a set
I have the following code in MATLAB where the user has to enter a word "precipitations"
by letter. After entering one letter, the user must press Enter , and the program checks the correctness of the entered letter.
Now I would like to change the program so that the user does not need to press Enter after entering a letter. Is there any operator or function in MATLAB that reacts to every button that is pressed, so there is no need to press Enter ?
disp('Please enter "precipitations" without errors')
target=('precipitations');
n=size(target); n=n(2); % Characters number
for i=1:n;
YourInput(i)=input('','s');
if YourInput(i)==target(i)
disp('OK. Please, input the next symbol')
i=i+1;
else
disp('Error. Please try again.')
break
end
end
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As far as I know, there is no builtin MATLAB function for this. However, there is a feature getkey
on MATLAB File Exchange .
You can download this function and change your code to use
YourInput(i) = getkey();

I was of course wondering how this can be achieved and it does the following: they create a new shape with the window size 0,0
in position (1,1)
. You will see a new shape in the lower left corner of the screen.
Then the inverse function KeypressFcn
is executed, which is executed whenever a key is pressed. The pressed key is saved in the field UserData
in the figure and returned as a variable. The interesting parts of the function (and minimal example) are:
fh = figure(...
'keypressfcn','set(gcbf,''Userdata'',double(get(gcbf,''Currentcharacter''))) ; uiresume ', ...
'position',[0 0 1 1] ...
);
uiwait ;
key = get(fh,'Userdata') ;
delete(fh) ;
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