Duplicate a matrix using nested for loops

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In Matlab I have been trying to duplicate matrix A [2,4,1;6,7,2;3,5,9] to matrix B using nested for loops. I know the general format uses an algorithm within the loop ie.
m=3
n=3
b=zeros(m,n)
for i=1:m
for j=1:n
B(m,n)= *algorithm here*
end
end
I can not find an algorithm that would work for this matrix and I believe that it was designed this way on purpose. I have tried pulling numbers out of matrix A using
A=[2,4,1;6,7,2;3,5,9]
for c=A(1,:)
for d=A(2,:)
for e=A(3,:)
end
end
end
B=[c;d;e]
but this just assigns the values for the last column of A to a 1x3 matrix B (B=[1;2;9]
I have also tried scouring the www for help with how to duplicated a matrix that is not algorithmic using nested for loops to no avail.
Any help or guidance would be much appreciated.
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Stephen23
Stephen23 on 20 Feb 2018
???
Why not just avoid the pointless loops and use B=A ?

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Accepted Answer

Roger Stafford
Roger Stafford on 20 Feb 2018
What's wrong with
B = A; % ?
However, if you absolutely must do it with nested for-loops then do:
[m,n] = size(A);
B = zeros(m,n);
for i1 = 1:m
for i2 = 1:n
B(i1,i2) = A(i1,i2);
end
end
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Tyler M
Tyler M on 20 Feb 2018
I see your points. I will definitely keep these in mind while writing code in the future!

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