"Michael Kirschbaum" <emkiba at gmx.de> writes: > I want to create a vector from specific matrix-elements( e.g.[1,1]) > these matrices are elements of a list. > Is there any possibility to work without a loop? (e.g. with "lapply"?) Sounds like you want lapply(mlist, "[", i = 1, j = 1) where mlist is your list of matrices.