# Vertically concatenate part of cell contents

In MatLab, all cells in my 60x1-cellarray contain a 10x1 double.

I would like to concatenate all these doubles vertically, except for the first number in every double.

My failed attempts was:

CellArray={[1 2 3];[1 2 3];[1 2 3]} ContacenatedCellArray = vertcat(CellArray{:,1}(2:end))

This, obviously, did not work becauce CellArray{:,1} refers to multiple cells so that (2:end) is a bit silly.

Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

## Answers

Why not just do it in two lines:

temp = vertcat(CellArray{:}); %// or cell2mat(CellArray) temp2 = temp(:,2:end)'; ContacenatedCellArray = temp2(:);

Try this -

%%// Vertically concatenated array ContacenatedCellArray = cell2mat(CellArray); %%// Use the first index of every double array to remove those ContacenatedCellArray(1:10:end)=[];

Okay. I found a workaround. Just delete that first double after contacenating everything. Not pretty but it works...

ContacenatedCellArray(1:length(CellArray{1,1}):end)=[];

Thanks for your help!

There is this one-line solution where selection is done before concatenation

cell2mat(arrayfun(@(x) x{1}(2:end), CellArray, 'UniformOutput', 0))

Input & output

CellArray={(1:4)';(1:4)';(1:4)'} ans = 2 3 4 2 3 4 2 3 4