Re: Dynamic iterators in Do loop

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• Subject: [mg66418] Re: Dynamic iterators in Do loop
• From: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>
• Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 05:36:16 -0400 (EDT)
• Organization: The University of Western Australia
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In article <e3js6u\$8jt\$1 at smc.vnet.net>, sai <iwillfail at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I have an (n,n) matrix. I want to define an (m,m) matrix [m<n] whose elements
> are defined from the (n,n) matrix. The value of n and m changes from problem
> to problem. How can i do this in mathematica?

For an arbitrary matrix, say

mat[n_] := Table[a[i, j], {i,n},{j,n}]

then the easiest way to extract a block of the matrix is to use Part
with Range. For example,

mat[10][[ Range[2,5],Range[3,6] ]]

extracts a 4 x 4 submatrix from the 10 x 10 matrix.

Cheers,
Paul

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