Hi; I'm trying to generate an array by calculating 'y from a large list of random numbers 'x', but I want the vector to stop populating once it reaches 5000 entries.

Here's the code to generate the vector (and reject all values less than -5 and greater than 25)

a=10; T=3;

x = rand(10000,1);

y=a+((T/2).*(tan(pi.*(x-(0.5)))));

y(y<-5)=[];

y(y>25)=[];

So this generates entries in the vector 'y', but I want the vector to stop populating after it reaches 5000 entries. I've tried using a while loop and playing around with counting the entries in the array then trying to break out of the loop, but I can't seem to get it to work. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

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