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how to access cell array data with single for loop

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two cell array like
A={1,2,3,4,5} %cell array
B={11,12,13,14,15} %cell array
for i=1:length(A)
C %variable
D %variable
in first iteration C take 1 from A and D take 11 from B
second iteration C take 2 from A and D take 12 from B
So on
use only single for loop


Stephen Cobeldick
Stephen Cobeldick on 27 Apr 2015
Why are these values in cell arrays anyway? Unless you have mixed data types or different sizes, just use a simple numeric array to store those values.
Also note that, depending on what operations you need to perform, the entire loop might be able to be replaced with vectorized code. If you show us what the operations are inside the loop, then we could show you if this can be simplified by vectorization.
singh on 27 Apr 2015
i have some problem because actual cell array value is below
6 11
1 9
1 9
6 11

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per isakson
per isakson on 27 Apr 2015
Edited: per isakson on 27 Apr 2015
C = cell( size(A));
D = cell( size(B));
for ii=1:length(A)
C(ii) = A(ii);
D(ii) = B(ii);
Without the loop - vectorized
C = A;
D = B;


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DEEPAK PHCSFI17041149 on 27 Nov 2017
Hey Isak, any idea how to do it for saving Variable C as C1, C2, C3 on loops? i mean when A = {1,2,3,4,5} Then C1 = 1, C2 = 2, C3 = 3, C4 = 4, C5= 5?

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Michael Haderlein
Michael Haderlein on 27 Apr 2015
You mean like
for cnt=1:length(A)
Actually, there is no need for cell arrays here. In case this is just a simplified example and A and B will be of different kind in your final program, it's fine. Otherwise, I would make A and B just normal double arrays.


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