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Initializing a char structure for a loop

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I am building up a char structure of file paths and names in a large for loop in the form
for i =1:n
file = something
My problem is that the first row of list is empty doing it like this. Is there a way to initialize a char array without creating an empty row? I can remove it afterwards but that seems messy.
And in case there is a generally better method of compiling file paths, I'm working within a pipeline that requires me to construct this.


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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 8 May 2015
list = cell(n, 1);
for i = 1 : n
list{i} = file;
list = char(list);

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Jacob Matthews
Jacob Matthews on 8 May 2015
Thanks, I've been using list = list(2:end,:) after my loop, so same number of lines, but I imagine memory management is better your way. I was just hoping there was a different method of initialization for the list that wouldn't stack when char'd.

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