## The module "cell2sparse" of the Mastrave modelling library

**Daniele de Rigo**

#### Copyright and license notice of the function cell2sparse

Copyright © 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011 Daniele de Rigo

The file cell2sparse.m is part of Mastrave.

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#### Function declaration

sparse_vals = cell2sparse(cell_vals,cell_rows= [] ,siz= [] )

#### Description

Utility to transform a numeric vector or cell-array of numeric vectors
` cell_vals ` into a sparse matrix

`. If`

**sparse_vals**`is a numeric vector then the corresponding returned sparse matrix has a single column whose nonzero elements are the vector elements. If`

**cell_vals**`is a cell-array then the returned sparse matrix has a number of columns equal to the number of numeric vectors which compose as elements the cell-array. The row position of each nonzero element of`

**cell_vals**`is determined by the input argument`

**sparse_vals**`containing the row indices (subscripts) -- if omitted, the values of i-th numeric vector of`

**cell_rows**`are remapped as nonzero elements of the i-th column of`

**cell_vals**`starting from the first row and occupying contiguous rows in the same column.`

**sparse_vals**

#### Input arguments

cell_valsNumeric vector or cell-array of numeric vectors.::cellnumeric,cell?same_rows::cell_rowsVector of indices (or cell-array of indices vectors) representing the row position of the corresponding elements of::cellindex,cell?same_rows::. If it is an empty array [] , each numeric vector ofcell_valsis remapped to fill the corresponding column ofcell_valsstarting from the first row and occupying contiguous rows in the same column. If omitted, the default value is [] .sparse_valssizSize of the returned sparse matrix::numel,2-vector::. If it is an empty array [] , the size is computed as the minimum one able to contain all the passed values. If omitted, the default value is [] .sparse_vals

#### Example of usage

vnum = [ 1 5 4 8 3 ] lens = [ 3 0 4 3 0 0 9 0] N = sum( lens ) vcell = mat2cell( 10*[1:N] , 1 , lens ) cell_rows = mat2cell( [1:N] , 1 , lens ) cell2sparse( vnum ) full( cell2sparse( vcell ) ) % Passing the row position of each element full( cell2sparse( vcell , cell_rows ) ) % Passing the size offull( cell2sparse( vcell , [] , [15,10] ) ) full( cell2sparse( vcell , cell_rows , [25,10] ) )sparse_vals

See also: cellstr2index, get_cell_elem, mat2groups Keywords: conversion, cell-array, sparse-matrix Version: 0.3.2

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