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Re: Applying function to vector by index

From: Andy Adler
Subject: Re: Applying function to vector by index
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 14:10:14 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 12 Dec 2002, Paul Kienzle wrote:
> Personally I would rather not have functions spontaneously converting
> sparse matrices to full since really small sparse matrices can form
> really big full matrices, but I also would not want to introduce
> needless incompatibilities.

Converting to full can save memory. Consider your cos(sparse) example.
It takes less memory to encode it as full than in a big sparse (BS)

> BTW, I notice that
>               sparse(1,1,0)
> returns the following:
>       Compressed Column Sparse (rows=1, cols=1, nnz=1)
>         (1 , 1) -> 0
> and
>       [i,j,v] = spfind(sparse(1,1,0))
> returns
>       i = 1
>       j = 1
>       v = 0

I have code which goes through the matrices generated to
remove zeros introduces this (and in other subtle) ways.
I guess I forgot to apply it in this case.

My current opinion is that I'll try to stay Matlab compatible
unless it is really non-sensical.


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