"Scott" wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>... > I'm reading in a large binary file ... > A = 7000x2 matrix of uint8 > B = typecast(A,'int16') > Desired Result: > B = 7000x1 array of int16 where each int16 is derived from each row in A. ========================================= Not sure what the problem was, but 7000 by 2 is actually very small. It's not like you have tens of millions of numbers or anything. 14,000 elements is a pretty small array by today's standards. Even a garden variety digital image is about 30 thousand times bigger than that.