# How to create an array of matrices?

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Goncalo Costa on 23 Jan 2022
Answered: the cyclist on 23 Jan 2022
If I have 3 matrices:
A = [1 2 ; 3 4]
B = [5 6 ; 7 8]
C = [9 10 ; 11 12]
And I want to create a greater matrix with these inside like D = [A ; B ; C], that would result in something like:
D = [1 2 ; 5 6 ; 9 10
3 4 ; 7 8 ; 11 12 ]
I have tried writing something as simple as
D = [A , B , C]
But this solely puts all these matrices side by side into a single matrix, whilst I intend to keep them all separately in an array, to create a "row" of matrices...

the cyclist on 23 Jan 2022
Edited: the cyclist on 23 Jan 2022
You could use a cell array:
A = [1 2 ; 3 4];
B = [5 6 ; 7 8];
C = [9 10 ; 11 12];
D = {A, B, C}
D = 1×3 cell array
{2×2 double} {2×2 double} {2×2 double}
I think the best answer will depend on what you are planning on doing with the result afterward.
Goncalo Costa on 23 Jan 2022
I am trying to go through each matrix in a for loop. But when I tried writing it that way, I thought that the answer you showed below meant it hadn't worked, and that therefore I couldn't use this for a for loop.
Thank you so much for your help.

the cyclist on 23 Jan 2022
Given your comment on my other answer, another possible solution is to stack the matrices as slices in a 3rd dimension:
A = [1 2 ; 3 4];
B = [5 6 ; 7 8];
C = [9 10 ; 11 12];
D = cat(3,A,B,C);
for ii = 1:3
D(:,:,ii)
end
ans = 2×2
1 2 3 4
ans = 2×2
5 6 7 8
ans = 2×2
9 10 11 12