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Typing in a series of numbers separated by commas gives you what is called a *comma-separated list*. MATLAB returns each value individually:

Such a list, by itself, is not very useful. But when used with large and more complex data structures like MATLAB structures and cell arrays, the comma-separated list can enable you to simplify your MATLAB code.

- Generating a List from a Cell Array
- Generating a List from a Structure
- How to Use the Comma-Separated List
- Fast Fourier Transform Example

**Generating a List from a Cell Array**

Extracting multiple elements from a cell array yields a comma-separated list. Given a 4-by-6 cell array as shown here

C = cell(4, 6); for k = 1:24, C{k} = k * 2; end C C = [2] [10] [18] [26] [34] [42] [4] [12] [20] [28] [36] [44] [6] [14] [22] [30] [38] [46] [8] [16] [24] [32] [40] [48]

extracting the fifth column generates the following comma-separated list:

This is the same as explicitly typing

Operator Summary | Generating a List from a Structure |

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