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Re: Re: Matrix Expansion question to Mathgroup

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  • Subject: [mg47863] Re: [mg47842] Re: Matrix Expansion question to Mathgroup
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 03:05:12 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <c6d8m2$ji6$> <>
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On 28 Apr 2004, at 19:56, Harold Noffke wrote:

> Larry:
> Your question is not trivial, because what you have is a rank-3
> tensor, and I was not able to get AppendRows and AppendColumns to work
> for rank-3 tensors A and B in a simple programming example.  It is
> obvious that each of your matrix elements are lists, and the only
> lists you want affected by AppendRows and AppendColumns are the
> outermost two -- i.e., in dimensions 1 and 2.
> MathGroup ... Do we have packages available which extend AppendRows
> and AppendColumns to tensors?
> Regards,
> Harold
It seems to me that the real problem is that he never clearly explained 
his problem, at least clearly enough for people to understand what he 
wants done. The only way to do that is to give an example. If your 
intrpretation of the problem is correct than there are lots of 
solutions, and there is no need to use AppendRows or AppendColumns, 
whcih ar ein any case, not Mathematica functions but a package 
functions, whcih makes quite a lot of diffrence actually.

Anyway, let me illustrate one approach by an example. Suppose the matri 
of lists is:

A = {{{x, y}, {u, v}}, {{m, n}, {p, q}}}

and suppose the new row you wna to add is:

newrow = {{x, z}, {t, s}}

Thenthe following will do it:

Flatten[{A, {newrow}}, 1]

Andrzej Kozlowski
Chiba, Japan

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