Write a Matlab Function That Rotate a Matrix by 90 Degrees

We have recently learned how to create functions in Matlab and make use of them. Feel free to have a look at it to know how you will fully make use of the following.

In this session, we are going to see how we can write few lines of code to ask Matlab to help rotate a Matrix for us.

What do I mean by rotating a Matrix by 90 degrees?

Let’s consider the following Matrix


What we want to do is building a second matrix based on the matrix A, which is going look like this


B is A rotated by 90 degrees.

In other words what we are trying to accomplish is the following


Rotate a Matrix

The code

for i=1:N
    for j=1:N

Here is the code you can use and test on a matrix of your choice. In order to create a function that will handle just this task, you can use this code appropriately.

Turn columns into rows and vice versa

Turning rows into columns and columns into rows while operating with matrices is called determining the transpose of an already known matrix. If we have a Matrix


and we want to convert rows into columns for it to look like


We simply need to use the following code in Matlab


So we will say that A is a transpose of B.

Here is an example of a 3 X 3 matrix and its transpose


There are many already integrated functions in Matlab allowing you to gently play with Matrices. Here are some Matlab Matrix operations you can make use of to make your life easier.

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