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Use of ":"operator in matlab?

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ABTJ on 21 Jun 2020
Edited: Stephen on 23 Jun 2020
Let say i have a matrix; x=[2 3;4 5] % 2 rows 2 columns
then i enter command , x(:)=[2;3;4;5] % 4 rows 1 column
What is happening here?
Is there any possiblity that i get 1 row 4 columns?If yes,how?

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madhan ravi
madhan ravi on 21 Jun 2020
(:) forces the matrix to a column vector, all you need is
reshape(matrix, 1, [])
madhan ravi
madhan ravi on 23 Jun 2020
“Only when used on the RHS of an assignment”
Exactly what the OP was asking and I was referring too. Was expecting your comment a bit earlier though ;). But thank you for explaining the details.

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