Re: Constructing matrix out of submatrices

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• Subject: [mg113795] Re: Constructing matrix out of submatrices
• From: Patrick Scheibe <pscheibe at trm.uni-leipzig.de>
• Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 00:59:04 -0500 (EST)

```Hi,

CreateMatrix[sub_?MatrixQ, pos : {_, _}, finaldim : {_, _}] :=
Transpose[{pos - {1, 1},
finaldim - Dimensions[sub] - pos + {1, 1}}]]

CreateMatrix[{{a,b},{c,d}}, {1, 2}, {3, 3}] // MatrixForm

Cheers
Patrick

On Fri, 2010-11-12 at 05:26 -0500, Sebastian Schmitt wrote:
> Hi!
>
> I would like to construct a matrix out of submatrices. I guess this is
> straight forward but somehow I couldn't find the correct way in the
> documentation. The example that follows is of course simplified. Please
> don't take shortcuts.
>
>
> matrix = ConstantArray[0, {3, 3}]
> submatrix = {{a, b}, {c, d}}
>
> I want to specificy the upper-left corner in the matrix where the
> submatrix should be placed. If the position is {1,1} the result should be:
>
> result = {{a, b, 0}, {c, d, 0}, {0, 0, 0}}
>
> If it is {1,2}:
>
> result = {{0, a, b}, {0, c, d}, {0, 0, 0}}
>
> etc.
>
> ReplacePart together with ArrayFlatten comes close, but the submatrix
> does not "override" zeros:
>
> ReplacePart[matrix, {1, 1} -> submatrix] // ArrayFlatten
>
> {{a, b, 0, 0}, {c, d, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0}}
>
> What are possible solutions?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Sebastian
>

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