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MatrixTemplate (was SpecialMatrix)

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg28414] MatrixTemplate (was SpecialMatrix)
  • From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at haystack.demon.co.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 23:54:17 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

The problem of creating a matrix with all the entries the same, say all
zero, has cropped up in recent postings.
The following seems to be very quick way of doing this:

Clear["`*"]
CreateMatrix[x_,m_,n_]:=
  PadRight[{#},m,{#}]&[PadRight[{x},{n},{x}]]

Check

CreateMatrix[0,3,5]

        {{0,0,0,0,0},{0,0,0,0,0},{0,0,0,0,0}}

Timings

CreateMatrix[0,5000,5000];//Timing
CreateMatrix[0,5000,2500];//Timing
CreateMatrix[0,2500,5000];//Timing
CreateMatrix[0,5000,250];//Timing
CreateMatrix[0,250,5000];//Timing

        {0. Second,Null}

        {0.11 Second,Null}

        {0. Second,Null}

        {0.06 Second,Null}

        {0.16 Second,Null}

For comparison:

IdentityMatrix[5000];//Timing

        {10.27 Second,Null}

and. using Table,

Clear["`*"]
CreateMatrix[x_,m_,n_]:=
  Table[Evaluate[Table[x,{n}]],{m}]

CreateMatrix[0,3,5]

        {{0,0,0,0,0},{0,0,0,0,0},{0,0,0,0,0}}

CreateMatrix[0,5000,5000];//Timing
CreateMatrix[0,5000,2500];//Timing
CreateMatrix[0,2500,5000];//Timing
CreateMatrix[0,5000,250];//Timing
CreateMatrix[0,250,5000];//Timing

        {10.22 Second,Null}

        {5. Second,Null}

        {4.67 Second,Null}

        {0.44 Second,Null}

        {0.55 Second,Null}

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Allan
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