# How to calculate the product of the elements of a vector in Matlab and Octave

Use the prod() function to calculate the product of the elements of a vector in Matlab and Octave

**prod(v)**

The parameter v is the vector.

The prod() function multiplies the values of the vector elements and outputs the product.

## Example

Define a vector

>> v=[1 2 3 4]

v =

1 2 3 4

Calculate the product of the elements of the vector using the **prod(v)** function

>> prod(v)

ans = 24

The product of the elements of the vector is equal to 24

$$ 1 \cdot 2 \cdot 3 \cdot 4 = 24 $$

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