The unchecked 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       = [] )





Warning: cell2sparse_ should not be used in end-user code because it deliberately skips input and output arguments checks and other pre- and post-condition testing. End-user code should use instead the cell2sparse function (without the ending underscore).

Utility to transform a numeric vector or cell-array of numeric vectors cell_vals into a sparse matrix sparse_vals . If cell_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 sparse_vals is determined by the input argument cell_rows containing the row indices (subscripts) -- if omitted, the values of i-th numeric vector of cell_vals are remapped as nonzero elements of the i-th column of sparse_vals starting from the first row and occupying contiguous rows in the same column.

Input arguments



 cell_vals          ::cellnumeric::
                    Numeric vector or cell-array of numeric vectors.

 cell_rows          ::cellindex::
                    Vector of indices (or cell-array of indices vectors)
                    representing the row position of the corresponding
                    elements of  cell_vals .
                    If it is an empty array  [] , each numeric vector
                    of  cell_vals  is remapped to fill the corresponding
                    column of  sparse_vals  starting from the first row
                    and occupying contiguous rows in the same column.
                    If omitted, the default value is  [] .

 siz                ::numel,2-vector::
                    Size of the returned sparse matrix  sparse_vals .
                    If it is an empty array  [] , the size is computed
                    as the minimum one able to contain all the passed
                    If omitted, the default value is  [] .

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 of  sparse_vals 
   full( cell2sparse_( vcell , []        , [15,10] ) )
   full( cell2sparse_( vcell , cell_rows , [25,10] ) )

See also:
   cellstr2index, get_cell_elem, mat2groups

   conversion, cell-array, sparse-matrix

Version: 0.3.2




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Copyright (C) 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Daniele de Rigo

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This document is also part of the book:
de Rigo, D. (2012). Semantic Array Programming with Mastrave - Introduction to Semantic Computational Modelling.

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