How to access only the first element of the variables in a structure array as a vector?
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Not sure I worded this question correctly, but I will try to explain.
I have a (1 x N) structure array (S) which contains the field "Location" like this:
%Pretend N = 3:
S(1).Location = [1 4];
S(2).Location = [4 15];
S(3).Location = [3 7];
I want to get a vector of the first entry of each "Location" variable, like this:
Location_1_Vector = [1 4 3]
Is there an efficient way to do this in one line without producing an intermediate variable?
The following do not work:
Location_1_Vector = [S(:).Location]; %Concatenates the Location variables together into [1 4 4 15 3 7]
Location_1_Vector = [S(:).Location(1)]; %Error: intermediate dot indexing produced comma separated ...
Of course, I can do it like this:
Location = reshape([S(:).Location],2,length(S));
Location_1_Vector = Location(1,:);
But I would prefer to avoid creating an intermediate "Location" variable with the additional clunkiness of "reshape".
Any help is appreciated.