Re: how to use ones(A)?

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• Subject: [mg88248] Re: how to use ones(A)?
• From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
• Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2008 06:51:23 -0400 (EDT)

```On 4/28/08 at 4:40 AM, second_444 at 126.com (second_444) wrote:

>v=[1 2 3];a=ones(v) the result is: a(:,:,1) =

Nonsense as should be expected when you don't use appropriate syntax.

If you type

v=[1 2 3]

into a new cell and execute it you will get an error.

This syntax tells Mathematica to compute the product of 1, 2 and
3 then evaluate a function with no name with an argument equal
to 6.

I am guessing you want

v= {1,2,3

rather than what you wrote.

Now after using a correct assignment the syntax you use to get a
result isn't meaningful either. The characters "(" and ")" are
used for grouping. The syntax a(stuff) tells Mathematica to
multiply the stuff between "(" and ")" by a. I doubt this is
what you wanted.

v[x] is a function v to be evaluated at x
v[[x]] says return the item x from list v
v(x) says multiply x by v
v{x} says multiply the list with one element x by v and will
return {x v}

```

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