How can I use "for loop" for this script?

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Hi, I have a random matrix with large dimension and I have to form augmented matrix. My script for given dimensions is good but for random and large matrices I need a "for loop". For example:
X = rand(3,5);
A1=[X(:,m-1); A0];
A2=[X(:,m-2); A1];
A3=[X(:,m-3); A2];
A4=[X(:,m-4); A3];
Now, A4 gives the first column of augmented matrix. The other columns can be calculated in the same way. But I need a loop to calculate all the columns regardless of the dimension of X. Assume that X is 3*100. How can I calculate the augmented matrix?

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Mohammad Abouali
Mohammad Abouali on 8 Dec 2015
Edited: Mohammad Abouali on 8 Dec 2015
Looking at your code:
A1=[X(:,m-1); A0];
A2=[X(:,m-2); A1];
A3=[X(:,m-3); A2];
A4=[X(:,m-4); A3];
A0 is the last column of X, A1 is the last two column of X (in one long vector), A2 is the last three column of X (shown in one long vector) and so on.
if you just want the last A, i.e. A4 or in case if X is (3x100) then A99 then all you need to do is:
A4 = X(:); % or reshape(X,[],1);
A99 = X(:) % or reshape(X,[],1);
otherwise, you could write a function like this:
function AN=getAN(X,n)
if (n<0 || n>(size(X,2)-1))
error('wrong n');
so now if you want A0
or if you want A4 do
you can do this in a loop as follow:
for n=0:4
NOTE: it is not a good idea to name your variabl A0, A1, ... Try to use cell, tables, arrays, and other structures.

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mili ss
mili ss on 8 Dec 2015
Thanks a lot,
But I have a problem to create the augmented matrix. "X(:)" is useful for first column, but what can I do to create the other columns? please see this images to understand what I want. The example contains a 3*5 matrix and augmented matrix will be 9*3. For a large matrix how can I calculate "XD"? If "X" is "n*m", then I need a loop to be iterated until "m-2".
Thank you for your help
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Mohammad Abouali
Mohammad Abouali on 8 Dec 2015
The definition of XD seems to be different than what you explained.
X(:) gives only the step 1, which was based on your code.
Based on the XD definition in 02.jpg here how you can do it:
XD=[ reshape(X(:,1:end-2),[],1), ...
reshape(X(:,2:end-1),[],1), ...
Here is an example:
X =
1 4 7 10 13
2 5 8 11 14
3 6 9 12 15
XD=[ reshape(X(:,1:end-2),[],1), ...
reshape(X(:,2:end-1),[],1), ...
XD =
1 4 7
2 5 8
3 6 9
4 7 10
5 8 11
6 9 12
7 10 13
8 11 14
9 12 15

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