dynamic matrix with changing variable name in for loop

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Hi,
I want to rename each matrix in a loop. There are two variable 'mat" and "ser". I tried the code below. Did not work. Any recommendations? Thank you
E_list=[ 1.2E-4, 1.2E-3, 1.2E-2, 1.2E-1, 1, 10, 100]
mat='Glass'
ser=24
for i=1:size(E_list)-1
..... Some calculations to get objective and popt below
......
([mat,'_parameters_',num2str(ser)])(i,1)=E_list(i)
([mat,'_parameters_',num2str(ser)])(i,2))=objective(popt)
([mat,'_parameters_',num2str(ser)])(i,3:6))=popt % Parameters
end
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Stephen23
Stephen23 on 21 Sep 2022
Edited: Stephen23 on 21 Sep 2022
Forcing numbers (e.g. "ser") into variable names is a sign that you are doing something wrong.
Forcing meta-data (e.g. "Glass") into variable names is a sign that you are doing something wrong.
Meta-data is data, and data belongs in variables, not in variable names.
MATLAB is designed to work simply and efficiently using indexing. You should use indexing.

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James Tursa
James Tursa on 20 Sep 2022
Do not dynamically name variables. This is bad programming practice and will leave you with hard-to-use variables downstream in your code. Instead, use cell arrays or struct arrays etc. See this link for more discussion:

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