       Re: Could this be improved?

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• Subject: [mg21769] Re: [mg21741] Could this be improved?
• From: Bojan Bistrovic <bojanb at physics.odu.edu>
• Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 22:56:50 -0500 (EST)
• Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

```> Hi all,
>
> I wrote the following code which works correctly.  I was wondering, however,
> if there was a way of doing the same thing that had more of a Mathematica
> approach.  I am new to Mathematica and am still trying to get a grasp on how
> to program effectively within the environment.
>
> myMtx[v_] := Module[
>     nCols = Length[v];
>     nRows = 2nCols - 1;
>     c = ZeroMatrix[nRows, nCols];
>     For[i = 1, i <= nCols, i++,
>       ];
>     c
>     ]
>
> For example, myMtx[{1,2,3}] takes the vector {1,2,3} and turns it into the
> matrix {{1, 0, 0}, {2, 1, 0}, {3, 2, 1}, {0, 3, 2}, {0, 0, 3}} which looks
> like
>
> [ 1 0 0 ]
> [ 2 1 0 ]
> [ 3 2 1 ]
> [ 0 3 2 ]
> [ 0 0 3 ]
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jordan
>
Here's one:

myMtx[v_List]:=
Table[Take[
Drop[Join[Table[0,{kk,1,2  Length[v]-jj}],Reverse[v],
Table[0,{kk,1,jj}]],Length[v]-1],Length[v]],{jj,2Length[v] ,2,-1}]

or this one (which is faster)

myMtx2[v_List]:=
Join[Table[
Reverse[Table[

Bye, bojan

-------------------------------------------------------------
Bojan Bistrovic,                       bojanb at physics.odu.edu
Old Dominion University, Physics Department,      Norfolk, VA
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