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Re: Direct Memory Replacing in Array

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  • Subject: [mg46830] Re: Direct Memory Replacing in Array
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 19:57:25 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
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assign a Part of the matrix ?




Jeremy Fox wrote:
> The Mathematica syntax
> mat = ReplacePart[mat,new,index]
> is clean. However, it probably involves a complete replacing of the
> entire, old mat with the entire new mat, in memory. This operation is
> expensive if the user is interested in changing only a small part of a
> large array mat.
> Is there a way to change small numbers of elements in an array without
> requiring the other elements to be copied again? This is how low-level
> languages such a C and Fortran work.
> Jeremy

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