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how to match data with 3 differnt datasets with different data sizes

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I currently have 2 sets of data and I am trying to find a match based off of it's name. For example in data1 it contains apple, banana, orange, pear,etc and data 2 contains apple-1, apple-2, apple-3, banana-1, banana-2, banana-3, orange, pear-1, pear-2, etc. data3 contains red, yellow, and orange. Ultimately, I would like to write a script to match for example apple with apple-1, apple-2, apple-3 etc and with the color red, yellow, orange etc and print out the corresponding data:
Col 1 Col 2 Col 3
apple apple-1 red
apple apple-2 red
apple apple-3 red
banana banana-1 yellow
banana banana-2 yellow
banana banana-3 yellow
orange orange orange
pear pear-1 green
pear pear-2 green

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Matt J
Matt J on 23 Sep 2013
Edited: Matt J on 23 Sep 2013
One way,
Col1 = regexprep(Col2,'[\W\d]','');
Col3 = cellfun(@(c) S.(c), Col1,'uni',0);

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