       Re: matrix columns

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• Subject: [mg30252] Re: [mg30247] matrix columns
• From: BobHanlon at aol.com
• Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2001 01:14:21 -0400 (EDT)
• Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

```In a message dated 2001/8/3 1:02:29 AM, aaurba2 at pop.uky.edu writes:

>According to the mathematica book there are 2 ways to access columns of
>a matrix (Mathmatica V. 3) Transpose[m][[i]] and Map[#[[i]]&,m].  Are
>the efficiencies of these two operations the same. Also, I can't figure
>out how you would assign a column in a matrix (i.e. set a column in the
>matrix equal to a specific vector or something).  The two previously
>mentioned functions return copies of the columns in the m and you can't
>assign a new value to it as far as I can see.  Is this possible?
>

\$Version

"4.1 for Power Macintosh (November \
2, 2000)"

m = Table[Range, {500}];

n = 6;

Timing[Union[Transpose[m][[n]]] == {n}]

{0.31666666666660603*Second, True}

Timing[Union[Map[#[[n]]&, m]] == {n}]

{0.033333333333416704*Second, True}

Timing[Union[m[[All, n]]] == {n}]

{0.*Second, True}

m[[All, n]] == Map[#[[n]]&, m] == Transpose[m][[n]]

True

m = Table[Range, {3}];

m[[All, 2]] = 20;

m

{{1, 20, 3, 4, 5}, {1, 20, 3, 4,
5}, {1, 20, 3, 4, 5}}

m[[All, 2]] = {a, b, c};

m

{{1, a, 3, 4, 5}, {1, b, 3, 4, 5},
{1, c, 3, 4, 5}}

Bob Hanlon
Chantilly, VA  USA

```

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