## How can I vertically concatenate cells?

### Nathan (view profile)

on 24 May 2019
Latest activity Edited by James Tursa

### James Tursa (view profile)

on 24 May 2019
I'm trying to vertically concatenate the output Nm so that I get an array column with alternating 'Long' and 'Short' based upon my input. I feel like this should be really simple to do, but I've been unable to find anything that works after a couple hours of searching. Any help would be much appreciated!
Ln = input('Maximal length? ');
if Ln >= 0.6
Nm = 'Long'
elseif Ln < 0.6
Nm = 'Short'
end

KALYAN ACHARJYA

### KALYAN ACHARJYA (view profile)

on 24 May 2019
I get an array column...means?
James Tursa

on 24 May 2019
Nathan

### Nathan (view profile)

on 24 May 2019
I'm just trying to get something that lists "Long, Short, Short, Long, Short" ... etc. based upon my inputs. I need this to be in a vertical column within an array/matrix/whatever the word is (I'm really new to matlab)

### James Tursa (view profile)

on 24 May 2019
Edited by James Tursa

### James Tursa (view profile)

on 24 May 2019

I don't have much of a clue what you really need, but maybe this will give you a start on the MATLAB cell array syntax (with the curly braces { }) that could be of use to you:
n = 10;
Nm = cell(n,1);
for k=1:n
Ln = input('Maximal length? ');
if Ln >= 0.6
Nm{k} = 'Long';
else
Nm{k} = 'Short';
end
end
disp(Nm)
Then downstream in your code you can get at the individual strings with the syntax Nm{k}
If you needed to append an addition entry, you could do it like this:
Nm{end+1} = 'Long';