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Apply a function to a specific column of multiple matrices?

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Hi Guys. I would very like to have help on this. I have 4 sensors that give me 4 double matrices. I'd like to apply a function to convert mm into m, but I would like to create it for each column at a time. I know how to do that for both columns of each matrix, but I like to do that separetely just to have different outputs for each axis in the matrix.
For instance: I have 4 matrices called Sen1 to Sen4. They are double matrices 10000x2. I'm trying this:
for i=1:4
eval(['XSen' num2str(i) '=Sen' num2str(i) './1000;'])
But I would like to apply it only for the first column, and after to the second, changing XSen to Zsen. Any thought on how to solve it.

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Clayton Gotberg
Clayton Gotberg on 17 Apr 2021
Edited: Clayton Gotberg on 17 Apr 2021
When you use element-wise multiplication with a matrix and a vector, MATLAB makes some assumptions to make the code simpler. For example,
A = [1 1; 2 2; 3 3];
B = [10 1];
% What MATLAB actually does:
[1 1; 2 2; 3 3].*[10 1; 10 1; 10 1]
% Result:
A.*B = [10 1; 20 2; 30 3];
So, you can create XSen = Sen.*[1/1000 1].
Instead of creating a series of variables with eval, just write the four lines in this way. It will be just as easy and you will avoid the danger of using eval as well as making your code far more understandable.
Thiago de Aquino Costa Sousa
Thank you Clayton. I will have your advises in mind. It worked properly.

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