# how to access cell array data with single for loop

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singh on 27 Apr 2015
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
end
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
Stephen23 on 27 Apr 2015
Edited: Stephen23 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
A{:}
17
6 11
1 9
B{:}
1 9
6 11
17

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);
end
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Without the loop - vectorized
C = A;
D = B;
per isakson on 27 Nov 2017
DEEPAK PHCSFI17041149 on 29 Nov 2017
Thanks for the guidance Isak.

Michael Haderlein on 27 Apr 2015
You mean like
for cnt=1:length(A)
C=A{cnt};
D=B{cnt};
end
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.