The unchecked module "series_cell2mat_" of the Mastrave modelling library


Daniele de Rigo


Copyright and license notice of the function series_cell2mat_



Copyright © 2006,2007,2008,2009 Daniele de Rigo

The file series_cell2mat_.m is part of Mastrave.

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Function declaration



[ x_cols , y_cols ] = series_cell2mat_( x_series_cell , y_series_cell , sep )





Warning: series_cell2mat_ 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 series_cell2mat function (without the ending underscore).

Rearranges a set of data series whose monodimensional domain (independent variable) values are collected in x_series_cell and whose n -dimensional codomain ( n dependent variables) values are collected in y_series_cell . This utility may help to visualize complex data using the standard 2-D plot facilities. See the example for an intuitive introduction. The codomain set of data y_series_cell must be passed as a cell array of n_param matrices each of them representing an n -dimensional data series. All data series must have the same number of n_elem vectors of data (i.e each matrix must be composed by n_elem rows, each row being a row-vector of n columns; each column being a dimension of the codomain). The domain set of data x_series_cell can be passed as a cell array of n_param matrices each of them representing the domain values associated to the corresponding n -dimensional data series. Alternatively, x_series_cell can be passed as a cell array of n_param column vectors, so implying that each dimension of the data series shares a common codomain set of values. Cell-arrays having only one element (a matrix of n_elem rows and n columns, or a column vector of n_elem rows) can be passed too. Values will be replicated to fit the size of y_series_cell . If the domain or codomain data set is passed as matrix, it is regarded as the unique element of a cell-array. In case of multi-array elements, all dimensions beyond the second one are splitted in bidimensional slices and regarded as data matrices, each of them being an element of the cell-array.

x_series_cell and y_series_cell are rearranged to become matrices of n_elem * n_param rows and n columns. If the optional input argument sep is passed and its value is the string 'true', then each matrix element of the data series will be terminated with a trailing row of nan values. In this case the number of output matrices rows will be
n_elem * ( n_param + 1 ).

Input arguments



 x_series_cell     ::cellnumeric::
                   matrix or cell array of matrices all having the same size.
                   It collects the values of the mono-dimensional independent

 y_series_cell     ::cellnumeric::
                   matrix or cell array of matrices all having the same size.
                   It collects the values of the  n -dimensional dependent

 sep               ::string::
                   string to enable/disable the separation of each matrix
                   with a row of nan values.  Available categories are:
                    sep  value       behaviour
                     'true'     Add to each matrix element of the data
                                series a trailing row of nan values
                     'false'    Don't add any trailing row

Example of usage



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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