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Topic: sorting arrays in a cell array
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Steven Lord

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Re: sorting arrays in a cell array
Posted: Nov 14, 2012 9:59 AM
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"dpb" <none@non.net> wrote in message news:k7trk4$cmj$1@speranza.aioe.org...
> On 11/13/2012 10:01 AM, Bruce Elliott wrote:
> ...

>> Actually, it's the syntax myCellArray{:}(1) that's illegal. You can do
>> myCellArray{1}(1), but the {:} is not allowed in combination with the
>> (1).

> Well that pretty much sucks--looks like time for enhancement request.
> That's a pretty major weakness in multi-level indexing if you can't
> generalize it.

One reason why that's not allowed: there's no guarantee that any particular
cell of myCellArray contains a 1st element.

myCellArray = {1:10, [], 11, 12}

If I were just displaying:

>> myCellArray{:}(1)

what should be displayed? Should it error right away (only displaying once
the command is fully executed) or should it display the first element of the
comma-separated list then throw the error?

Steve Lord
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