# reshape 4D matrix into 2D matrix

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Amine Ben Ayara on 18 Oct 2016
Commented: James on 19 Oct 2016
Good morning Matlab, I have a 4D-Double matrix that has this dimension: (5*5*5*30) and I need to convert it into a 2D matrix, I suppose, so the new matrix will only have the 1st Column (:,1) from each five by five matrix stacked horizontally,so the new 2D matrix should be 25 by 30 (25*30) dimension, where each column (:,1:30) is basically extracted from the original matrix (5*5*5*30) matrix. To try to explain this a bit more, I have 30 of: five sets of (5by5) matrices, and I only need the information in the first column of each set of 5*5, hence (25 rows) and 30 columns. Can Someone pleaaaaase point me in the right direction? Thank you SO much! have a great day.

James on 18 Oct 2016
Does this do what you're looking for?
reshape(squeeze(x(:,1,:,:)),25,30)
where x is your 5x5x5x30 matrix?
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James on 19 Oct 2016
Try reshape(squeeze(x(:,1,:,:)),25,[]), and see what the final size of the matrix is.

Walter Roberson on 18 Oct 2016
Possibly
reshape(M(:, 1, :, :), 25, 30)
Or
reshape( permute( M(:, 1, :, :), [3, 1, 4, 2]), 25, 30)
The difference is that for an A x B x C x D matrix the first would be (A*C) x D, but the second would be (C*A) x D different of elements
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Walter Roberson on 18 Oct 2016