# what is wrong here?

```
I am having a lot of difficulty in trying to use commands on a matrix as
follows:

matrix[[{i,j,k},{i,j,k}]] = matrix[[{i,j,k},{i,j,k}]] + some 3x3 matrix.

See the example below. When   i,j,k areconsecutive indices, there seems
to   be no problem. When the indices are, say {3,4,7,8},  the program
always crashes with a  bus error.

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supermod 103\$ math
Mathematica 3.0 for NEXTSTEP Intel
-- Motif graphics initialized --

In[1]:= matrix = Table[a , {i,8},{j,8}]

Out[1]= {{a, a, a, a, a, a, a, a}, {a, a, a, a, a, a, a, a},

>    {a, a, a, a, a, a, a, a}, {a, a, a, a, a, a, a, a},

>    {a, a, a, a, a, a, a, a}, {a, a, a, a, a, a, a, a},

>    {a, a, a, a, a, a, a, a}, {a, a, a, a, a, a, a, a}}

In[2]:= matrix[[{1,2,3,4},{1,2,3,4}]] //MatrixForm

Out[2]//MatrixForm= a   a   a   a

a   a   a   a

a   a   a   a

a   a   a   a

In[3]:= temp=Table[b, {i,4},{j,4}]

Out[3]= {{b, b, b, b}, {b, b, b, b}, {b, b, b, b}, {b, b, b, b}}

In[4]:= matrix[[{1,2,3,4},{1,2,3,4}]] = \ matrix[[{1,2,3,4},{1,2,3,4}]]
+ temp

Out[4]= {{a + b, a + b, a + b, a + b}, {a + b, a + b, a + b, a + b},

>    {a + b, a + b, a + b, a + b}, {a + b, a + b, a + b, a + b}}

In[5]:= matrix //MatrixForm

Out[5]//MatrixForm=

>   a + b   a + b   a + b   a + b   a       a       a       a

a + b   a + b   a + b   a + b   a       a       a       a

a + b   a + b   a + b   a + b   a       a       a       a

a + b   a + b   a + b   a + b   a       a       a       a

a       a       a       a       a       a       a       a

a       a       a       a       a       a       a       a

a       a       a       a       a       a       a       a

a       a       a       a       a       a       a       a

In[6]:= matrix = Table[a , {i,8},{j,8}]

Out[6]= {{a, a, a, a, a, a, a, a}, {a, a, a, a, a, a, a, a},

>    {a, a, a, a, a, a, a, a}, {a, a, a, a, a, a, a, a},

>    {a, a, a, a, a, a, a, a}, {a, a, a, a, a, a, a, a},

>    {a, a, a, a, a, a, a, a}, {a, a, a, a, a, a, a, a}}

In[7]:= matrix[[{3,4,7,8},{3,4,7,8}]]= \ matrix[[{3,4,7,8},{3,4,7,8}]] +
temp Bus error
supermod 104\$

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