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How can I repeat each element of a vector different times and store them in a new vector

Asked by Yufan Miao on 19 Feb 2013

Dear all,

I am a Matlab novice. I am sorry that my question may be silly.

Does anyone know that how I can repeat each element of a vector different times and then store them in a new vector?

Thank you in advance for the answers



Yufan Miao



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3 Answers

Answer by Wayne King on 19 Feb 2013
Accepted answer


Oleg Komarov on 19 Feb 2013

A Milestone.

Yufan Miao on 20 Feb 2013

Thank you very much for this quick reply. It really helps!

Wayne King
Answer by Jos (10584) on 19 Feb 2013

Wayne pointed you to a run-length decoder/encoder.

Things become more simple if every element is to be repeated the same number of times:

% repeat all elements of A N times
A = [1 2 3]
N = 3 ; 
B1 = reshape(repmat(A(:).',N,1),1,[])
% or
nA = numel(A) ;
B2 = A(ceil((1:nA*N)/nA))


Jos (10584)
Answer by Andrei Bobrov on 20 Feb 2013
Edited by Andrei Bobrov on 21 Feb 2013
r = [1 3 3 4 0 5];
x = 1:6;
t = r > 0;
a = cumsum(r(t));
b = zeros(1,a(end));
b(a - r(t) + 1) = 1;
x1 = x(t);
out = x1(cumsum(b));

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Andrei Bobrov on 21 Feb 2013


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