How to Reverse a Multidimensional Matrix in MATLAB

The function flip reverses the order of elements in a matrix.


Create a matrix using the following code:

A = reshape(1:12,2,3,2);


B = flip(A,dim) reverses the order of the elements in A along the dim dimension, and stores the result in B. If dim equals 1, flip reverses the order of the rows in each plane. If dim equals 2, flip reverses the order of columns. If dim equals 3, flip reverses the order of planes, and so on.

Multidimensional matrix: Matrix with more than two dimensions.
% Rows of A in reverse order
resultExample1 = flip(A,1);
% Columns of A in reverse order
resultExample2 = flip(A,2);
% Planes of A in reverse order
resultExample3 = flip(A,3);

Further reading

I recommend the following books to learn more on matrix manipulation in MATLAB.

  1. MATLAB: A Practical Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving (4th Edition)

    This book was the winner of a Textbook Excellence Award. The second chapter explains how to perform a wide list of operations on matrices.

  2. MATLAB for Engineers (5th Edition)

    This excellent book is especially oriented to engineers and scientists who want to learn MATLAB programming. Matrix manipulation is explained in the fourth chapter.

I also recommend the following pages in the MATLAB help documentation, and the other tutorials in this series.

Source code

I hope you have learned how to reverse a multidimensional matrix in MATLAB. The source code developed in this tutorial is available at this page.


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