How can I make smaller matrices (size unknown) from a large matrix?

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I have a matrix that has 51 columns and 46999 rows. The 8th column has values 1 to 36. I want to create a matrix for each value in that column (36 total). I want to stack rows that have the same value to make these matrices.
Thus far I know can use a for loop to set up a matrix 36 times then I was trying to use a while loop to "stack" the rows that share the same value in the 8th column, but I can't get that while loop right. Any suggestions?
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John Hunt
John Hunt on 4 Oct 2017
That worked awesome! Thank you, could you explain it a bit so I can understand a bit better whats going on please?

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James Tursa
James Tursa on 3 Oct 2017
M = your matrix;
result = cellfun(@(x)M(M(:,8)==x,:),num2cell(1:36),'uni',false);
Cedric Wannaz
Cedric Wannaz on 4 Oct 2017
It has already been proposed, but I really think that allowing voting for comment would help. This would lead people to add much more value to others' answers by taking time to write well developed comments.

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