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**Multidimensional Arrays**

Multidimensional arrays in MATLAB are an extension of the normal two-dimensional matrix. Matrices have two dimensions: the row dimension and the column dimension.

You can access a two-dimensional matrix element with two subscripts: the first representing the row index, and the second representing the column index.

Multidimensional arrays use additional subscripts for indexing. A three-dimensional array, for example, uses three subscripts:

- The first references array dimension 1, the row.
- The second references dimension 2, the column.
- The third references dimension 3. This guide uses the concept of a
*page*to represent dimensions 3 and higher.

To access the element in the second row, third column of page 2, for example, you use the subscripts `(2,3,2)`

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As you add dimensions to an array, you also add subscripts. A four-dimensional array, for example, has four subscripts. The first two reference a row-column pair; the second two access the third and fourth dimensions of data.

Function Summary | Creating Multidimensional Arrays |