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how can I edit a matrix and rename it at the same time?

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I start with a random matrix and edit the 8th column to new numbers and then rename it. what I thought was this:
my_matrix = rand(4,9)
my_matrix(:,8) = [2;4;6;1]
edited_matrix = my_matrix
however, I want to rename and edit the matrix in one go so at the end of the script, I have two matrices...
Almost like this (but this doesnt work)
my_matrix = rand(4,9)
edited_matrix = [my_matrix(:,8) = [2;4;6;1]]
so at the end I have two variables, my_matrix and edited_matrix that are different and can be reffered to separately

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Guillaume
Guillaume on 25 Nov 2019
Edited: Guillaume on 25 Nov 2019
Sorry, you're better off doing it in two lines. You want to copy the matrix into the new variable before changing it so:
edited_matrix = my_matrix;
edited_matrix(:, 8) = [2 4 6 1];
If you really want to do it in just one line, you could do:
edited_matrix = [my_matrix(:, 1:7), [2;4;6;1], my_matrix(:, 9:end)];
but it's actually less readable and probably slower to execute.

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Thorsten
Thorsten on 25 Nov 2019
You can do it like this:
my_matrix = rand(4,9);
edited_matrix = my_matrix;
edited_matrix(:,8) = [2;4;6;1];

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