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permute

Rearrange dimensions of N-D array

Syntax

B = permute(A,order)

Description

B = permute(A,order) rearranges the dimensions of A so that they are in the order specified by the vector order. The resulting array B has the same values as A but the order of the subscripts needed to access any particular element is rearranged as specified by order. All the elements of order must be unique, real, positive, integer values.

Examples

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Create a 3-by-4-by-5 array and permute it so that the first and third dimensions are switched.

A = rand(3,4,5);
B = permute(A,[3 2 1]);
size(B)
ans = 1×3

     5     4     3

Tips

permute and ipermute are a generalization of transpose (.') for multidimensional arrays.

Extended Capabilities

Introduced before R2006a