how to return cell array with varargout?

7 views (last 30 days)
Dear all,
I know the title is not that explicit but I did not find a short way to formulate my question.
Here (MATHWORKS - Simple explanation - how to use varargout) was given an example to use .
I remind here the code suggested:
function varargout = varargoutexample(x)
% Demonstrates how to use VARAGOUT.
% Pass in a vector of values.
% Note that NARGOUT is the number of output
% arguments you called the function with.
for ii = 1:nargout
varargout{ii} = x.^ii;
end
How can I change the code so as to get a dynamic cell array as an output.
To be more explicit I imagine something like:
function varargout = varargoutexample(N,x)
for ii = 1:N
varargout{ii} = x.^ii;
end
such as when I call the function I have:
% in the shell
my_cell = cell(1,3); % pre-allocation
>> my_cell = varargoutexample(3,2)
my_cell =
1x3 cell array
{[2]} {[4]} {[8]}
And then get easy acces to the elements of my_cell :
my_cell{1} = 2
my_cell{2} = 4
my_cell{3} = 8
When I print the loop I have the expected result:
>> my_cell = varargoutexample(3,2)
ii =
1
varargout =
1×1 cell array
{[2]}
ii =
2
varargout =
1×2 cell array
{[2]} {[4]}
ii =
3
varargout =
1×3 cell array
{[2]} {[4]} {[8]}
But when I call my_cell I only get 2 which corresponds to the first loop result...
I hope I am clear enough.
Thanks a lot in advance!
Best regards,
louis
  3 Comments
Louis Tomczyk
Louis Tomczyk on 12 Jul 2022
Edited: Louis Tomczyk on 12 Jul 2022
@Stephen23 thanks for the link, I didn't think about typing such keywords...

Sign in to comment.

Accepted Answer

Adam Danz
Adam Danz on 12 Jul 2022
myCell = cell(1,3);
[myCell{:}] = myfunc(__)
  1 Comment
Louis Tomczyk
Louis Tomczyk on 12 Jul 2022
such reactivity!
perfect, thanks a lot!
Best,
louis

Sign in to comment.

More Answers (1)

Jonas
Jonas on 12 Jul 2022
if i understand you cirrectly, you want as dynamic output variable varargout, and each of the given should/can be a cell itself
so not this
[a,b,c]=varargoutexampleMultVar(3,2)
a = 2
b = 4
c = 8
but you want a cell
a=varargoutexample(3,2)
a = 1×3 cell array
{[2]} {[4]} {[8]}
function varargout = varargoutexampleMultVar(N,x)
varargout=cell(1,N);
for ii = 1:N
varargout{ii} = x.^ii;
end
end
function varargout = varargoutexample(N,x)
for ii = 1:N
varargout{1}{ii} = x.^ii;
end
end
  3 Comments
Louis Tomczyk
Louis Tomczyk on 12 Jul 2022
@Stephen23 Yes that was obvious but I still don't understand the idea of needing to put exactly the right number of output arguments, for a function which will return time-varying number of outputs....
Indeed the syntaxt :
[mycell{:}]
is not obvious to me even if I admit I am far from being an expert...

Sign in to comment.

Categories

Find more on Graphics Object Programming in Help Center and File Exchange

Products


Release

R2021b

Community Treasure Hunt

Find the treasures in MATLAB Central and discover how the community can help you!

Start Hunting!

Translated by