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# How do you output an frprintf from a for loop all on the same line?

Asked by Jake on 12 Apr 2013

input=('Enter number')

for i=1:2:length(name)

a=name(i:1+1);

switch a

case '12'

num='twelve';

case '13'

num='thirteen';

etc.

fprintf(Final num is:%s',num)

I want the output to be: Final num is: twelve thirteen etc. But it comes out: Final num is: twelve Final num is: thirteen

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Answer by Walter Roberson on 12 Apr 2013

Before the loop:

```count = 0;
```

inside the loop:

```count = count + 1;
```

and instead of assigning to num, assign to num{count}

Move the fprintf() to after the loop, and change it to:

```fprintf('Final num is:');
fprintf(' %s', num{:});
fprintf('\n');
```

Answer by per isakson on 12 Apr 2013

You might want to markup the question to make exactly clear what you ask for. (Try the [?Help]-button above the text box.

```    %%
for ii = 1 : 3
num = 'twelve';
fprintf('Final num is: %s ', num )
end
fprintf('\n')```

displays

`    Final num is: twelve Final num is: twelve Final num is: twelve `