I am building a model with nodes made of different number of states. Each node is defined as a cell containing the probability of each state to happen. For example, the node A has 2 states and node B has 3 states, so they are represented as 1×2 and 1×3 cells, i.e.,

A = cell(1,2);

B = cell(1,3);

There is a third cell C that is a child node of A and B (i.e., probabilities of C are conditioned to those of A and B, the "parent nodes") that has 4 states. So, this will be a 2x3x4 cell, as follows:

C = cell(2,3,4);

Is there a Matlab function or a way to create automatically the cell C with dimensions that depend on the number of the parents and that each of the dimensions correspond to the length of each of the parents of C? Basically, I want a program that put those numbers "2", "3" and "4" in the argument of the cell C automatically depending on the length of the parents and C.

An extra example to clarify. Suppose I have extra 2 nodes D and E with 2 and 6 states (D = cell(1,2); and E = cell(1,6);). So, I want that the program creates a new cell C whose dimensions are cretated automatically from its parent nodes, so the program should fill up the argument of the cell C as follows:

C = cell(2,3,2,6,4);

Note that the number of states of the node C has to be at the end of the argument.

Thanks for your help guys!

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