04 Arrays and Matrix Multiplication

04 Arrays and - 4 Arrays and Matrix Multiplication Arrays A collection of numbers a1 a2 an can be defined in MATLAB as an array An array is a type

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4 – Arrays -1 4 - Arrays and Matrix Multiplication Arrays A collection of numbers, a 1 , a 2 ,... a n , can be defined in MATLAB as an array. An array is a type of data structure which is intrinsic to MATLAB. MATLAB is like any other programming language in that a single variable can reference an entire array. However, MATLAB does this more conveniently than most other languages because assigning the array elements (i.e., values) to the variable is especially straightforward. Square brackets are required for specifying arrays. Each element can be separated by commas and/or spaces. For example, we can assign all elements to an array named A with the following syntax >> A = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]; or > >A=[ 12345 ] ; Suppose you typed >> A = [10, 3, -5, 20]; and then >> A(2) The output would be: ans = 3 You can access any element in an array using that element’s subscript or index number. Indices go inside round parentheses. (Parentheses are also used to specify the arguments of a function.
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04 Arrays and - 4 Arrays and Matrix Multiplication Arrays A collection of numbers a1 a2 an can be defined in MATLAB as an array An array is a type

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