MATLAB Answers

Assigning a value to certain indexed elements of a struc variable

1 view (last 30 days)
z8080
z8080 on 11 Mar 2018
Commented: z8080 on 12 Mar 2018
I am trying to assign a certain value to several elements of an indexed structure:
indices = 1:3
people(indices).gender ='m'
..but get the error
"Expected one output from a curly brace or dot indexing expression, but there were 3 results."
Is this a limitation of how Matlab can work with structures, or am I making a mistake in how I am using these variables?
Is this the (still not implemented) enhancement described in this other thread reporting the same error?
Thanks for any help! I am using 2016b.

  0 Comments

Sign in to comment.

Accepted Answer

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 11 Mar 2018
[people(indices).gender] = 'm';

  6 Comments

Show 3 older comments
Jos (10584)
Jos (10584) on 12 Mar 2018
Just to show you another way, which can be used when you initialise the struct array:
people(1:3) = struct('gender','m') ;
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 12 Mar 2018
Note that Jos's solution only works for the initial creation of the output, not for setting a field within an existing structure

Sign in to comment.

More Answers (0)

Sign in to answer this question.