# How to store vectors from each for loop in a matrix

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Mike Mierlo van on 9 Oct 2019
Edited: meghannmarie on 9 Oct 2019
Hi I have a for loop. The result of every iteration is a rowvector. I want all rowvectors of the for loop stored as one matrix. Each row is the result of one iteration.
Simplified example:
if true
X= 1:0.1:2;
for i = 1:length(X)
A=4
B= 1:5
Y= A.*X(i)+B
end
end
The end result shoud be an 11 x 5 matrix. Indexing will give errors, so will starting with an empty array.

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Mike Mierlo van on 9 Oct 2019
You Da Man!
I tried Y(i)=A.X(i)+B which was giving me a hard time. The ,: made the difference. Thank you!
Stephen Cobeldick on 9 Oct 2019
You do not need a loop, just
>> A*X(:) + B % for MATLAB >= R2016b
Or for earlier versions use bsxfun:
>> bsxfun(@plus,A*X(:),B)
ans =
5.0000 6.0000 7.0000 8.0000 9.0000
5.4000 6.4000 7.4000 8.4000 9.4000
5.8000 6.8000 7.8000 8.8000 9.8000
6.2000 7.2000 8.2000 9.2000 10.2000
6.6000 7.6000 8.6000 9.6000 10.6000
7.0000 8.0000 9.0000 10.0000 11.0000
7.4000 8.4000 9.4000 10.4000 11.4000
7.8000 8.8000 9.8000 10.8000 11.8000
8.2000 9.2000 10.2000 11.2000 12.2000
8.6000 9.6000 10.6000 11.6000 12.6000
9.0000 10.0000 11.0000 12.0000 13.0000
Mike Mierlo van on 9 Oct 2019
For the simplified version this is OK. But in my sophisticated version is A and B an array too, so I think in that case an loop fits best.

meghannmarie on 9 Oct 2019
Edited: meghannmarie on 9 Oct 2019
if true
X= 1:0.1:2;
A = 4;
B = 1:5;
Y = nan(length(X),length(B));
for i = 1:length(X)
Y(i,:) = A.*X(i)+B;
end
end