MATLAB: Find the longest array in an array of vectors

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I have 5 vectors y1, y2, y3, y4, y5 of variable number of samples or values. I have created a cell array as:
vectorarray = {y1, y2, y3, y4, y5}
I know the classic way of finding the largest number of samples in the elements of the cell array can be done as follows:
maxsamples = 0
for k = 1:numel(vectorarray)
currveclength = length(vectorarray{k})
if currveclength > maxsamples
maxsamples = currveclength
end
end
Is there a simpler way to do it in a single line in Matlab?

Best Answer

  • [max_val, idx] = max(cellfun(@numel, vectorarray))