# How to extract one element from array in function?

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ryunosuke tazawa on 17 Jul 2021
Commented: Walter Roberson on 18 Jul 2021
I want to extract one element from array, but it is difficult in function statement.
Please someone tell me the way.
function dtheta = odeFun(t, theta)
g = 9.8;
l = 1;
Trq = randi([10 25],1,1); % Generate random numbers from 10 to 25
disp(Trq(1,1)) ←　I wanna extract one element here.
% theta(1) = theta, theta(2) = dtheta
dtheta = zeros(2, 1);
dtheta(1) = theta(2);
dtheta(2) = -g/l*theta(1)-Trq;
end

LO on 17 Jul 2021
Edited: LO on 17 Jul 2021
It is not clear what you want the function to do. What is t? and theta?
If your aim is to apply a fixed transformation of theta and create 2 output variables (dtheta and Trq) you need to specify a "Trq output variable" in the function synthax together with dtheta.
test = odeFun(2,45); % I've tried to test value pairs, in absence of any other hint
function [dtheta,Trq] = odeFun(t, theta)
g = 9.8;
l = 1;
Trq = randi([10 25],1,1); % Generate 1 random number from 10 to 25 (it generates only 1 Nr)
dtheta = zeros(2, 1);
dtheta(1) = theta(1); % I've changed theta's index to 1, it did not work otherwise
dtheta(2) = -g/l*theta(1)-Trq;
end
Walter Roberson on 18 Jul 2021
Using randomness outside of the odeFun and passing the value in, is something that is entirely valid.
If you were wanting to call this from ode45() then see http://www.mathworks.com/help/matlab/math/parameterizing-functions.html