       Re: Part Function

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• Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 04:21:38 -0500 (EST)
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```I have a Mathematica script containing the following line:

v[k_] := SetAccuracy(2*(Part[Q1[[k]],1]),45]

where Q1 is a 96 x 96 matrix.

Is Part[Q1[[k]],1] the same as Q1[k,1]?  If not, what is it returning?

Any help appreciated.

Hi, Fred,
It is easy to see what is it by generating a simple example. Let us define a small matrix
as follows:

Q[k_] := {{k + 1, k - 1}, {k^2, 1/k}}

You can have a look at it. Evaluate this:

Q[k] // MatrixForm.

Now the expression you are asking about is:

Part[Q[k], 1]

Evaluate it! The result is below:

{1 + k, -1 + k}

Thus, it returns the first line of the matrix.

Have fun,  Alexei

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