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Divide each element of an array by the corresponding element of another array

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Greg Dunphy
Greg Dunphy on 29 Jul 2021
Answered: dpb on 29 Jul 2021
I have 2 cell arrays of numbers, e.g.:
a = [1, 2, 3]
b = [4, 5, 6]
and I want to divide each element of a by the corresponding element of b (1/4, 2/5, and 3/6). In python I used the 'zip' function to achieve this, but I'm not sure if anything similar exists in Matlab. Here is what I have done so far but this is not working:
for num = a
newnum = cell2mat(num);
output = newnum / b(num);
outputs(end+1) = output;
end
Thanks for the help guys, I'm brand new to Matlab so apologies for the code!
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Jan
Jan on 29 Jul 2021
Ouch - for the code :-)
See https://www.mathworks.com/learn/tutorials/matlab-onramp.html for a tutorial for the Matlab basics in addition to dpb's suggestion.
@dpb: Please post this as answer, because it solves the problem.

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