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Re: Part of a matrix or array

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  • Subject: [mg51351] Re: [mg51334] Part of a matrix or array
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 02:45:45 -0400 (EDT)
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On 14 Oct 2004, at 19:37, Gregory Lypny wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> Mathematica has so many functions for accessing parts of arrays that
> I'm not sure which one I should be using to get a submatrix, for
> example, rows 3 to 7 and columns 11 to 14 of matrix X.  Should I use
> Take?
> 	Take[X,{3,7},{11,14}]
> Is there a more compact way where I don't have to explicit refer to a
> function?
> 	Regards,
> 		Greg

Well, yes and no ....

X[[Range[3, 7], Range[11, 14]]]

you can write that also as

X[[{3,4,5,6,7},{11,12,13,14}]] so now you do not "refer to a function" 
but this can hardly be called "more compact".

Andrzej Kozlowski
Chiba, Japan

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