version (1.78 KB) by Phillip M. Feldman
Prompt user to provide a yes-or-no answer, with an optional default value.


Updated 18 Jun 2009

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get_yes_or_no(prompt,default) displays a prompt and reads a response from standard input. If the response is 'y', 'yes', 'Y', or "yes", a value of 1 is returned. If the response is 'n', 'no', 'N', or 'NO', a value of 0 is returned. If the user types 'quit' or 'exit', the program is stopped. If the user does not provide input and the optional default argument is present, the default value is returned. If none of these conditions is satisfied, an error message is generated and the prompt is displayed again.

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Phillip M. Feldman (2022). get_yes_or_no (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2009a
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