# How to read the last element of a vector in Matlab and Octave

To access the last element of a vector v without indicating the position in Matlab or Octave, the word "end" is indicated in round brackets.

**v(end)**

The term "v" is the name of the vector.

The word "end" is the last position in the index.

Matlab / Octave returns the value at the last index position of the vector.

__Example__

Define a vector with 5 elements

>> v=['a';'b';'c';'d';'e']

To access the last element, type

>> v(end)

ans = e

Matlab displays the content at the last position of the vector.

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