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# trying to create a new vector from 2 vectors.

Asked by John on 23 Mar 2012

Hello,

I have a routine below that reads in an excel file. The vector y is created. It then computes r from a function and from that y1 is computed.

I then want to create a new vector y2. This vector will contain the first 3 elements of vector y and the last 3 elements of vector y. The elements in between will come from y1.

I am getting an error

```??? Error using ==> horzcat
CAT arguments dimensions are not consistent..
```

but the vectors y and y1 are the same size and direction.

When I type y(1:3), y1(4:end-3), y(end-2:end) separately into the command line I get the elements that I am expecting and when you sum their lengths together it equals the length of y and y1.

Would anybody know what is going wrong?

Thank you

```sch_cycle=xlsread('C:\Autonomie practice\RW.xls','Input_data');
nrows = size(sch_cycle,1)-1;
x = sch_cycle(:,1);
y = sch_cycle(:,2);
h=3;
N= size(sch_cycle,1);
r=ksr(x,y,h,N)
y1=r.f';
y2 = [y(1:3) y1(4:end-3) y(end-2:end)];
```

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Answer by Andrei Bobrov on 23 Mar 2012
```y = y(:);
y1 = y1(:);
y2 = [y(1:3); y1(4:end-3); y(end-2:end)];
```

Answer by Jonathan Sullivan on 23 Mar 2012

You'll want to check the size of them. Sounds like one or more of your vectors are column vectors [Nx1]. You want to make sure they are all row vectors {1xN] if you are going to concatenate them horizontally. Either that, or use the vertical concatenation syntax as follows.

```[a; b; c]
```

Answer by Wayne King on 23 Mar 2012

y is definitely a column vector, is y1 a row vector?

```iscolumn(y)
isrow(y1)
```

If you do

`    y = y';`

That should fix the problem.