## Subtracting two cell arrays, yielding a third cell array

### Andrew (view profile)

on 4 Jun 2011
Latest activity Commented on by Rahav

on 5 Apr 2015

### Matt Fig (view profile)

Hi,

I have two cell array of vectors; each cell in both cell arrays contains a 1 by 3 vector. For example,

```A={[20 20 20],[30 30 30],[40 40 40];[50 50 50],[60 60 60],[70 70 70]};
B={[1 1 1],[2 2 2],[3 3 3];[4 4 4],[5 5 5],[6 6 6]};
```

How can I subtract B from A? For example, I wish to find:

```C={[19 19 19],[28 28 28],[37 37 37];[46 46 46],[55 55 55],[64 64 64]}
```

Is there a way I can do this without stepping through each cell, converting them to numeric arrays using cell2mat, and then converting them back to cells?

Thank you very much for your time.

Andrew DeYoung

Carnegie Mellon University

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### Matt Fig (view profile)

on 4 Jun 2011

```C = cellfun(@minus,A,B,'Un',0)
```

Rahav

### Rahav (view profile)

on 5 Apr 2015
```C = cellfun(@minus,A,B,'UniformOutput',false)
```

is clearer.

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