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Topic: Deleting entire row and/or column
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Re: Deleting entire row and/or column
Posted: Apr 3, 2009 5:10 AM
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On Apr 1, 2:50 pm, KFUPM <> wrote:
> Dear all
> I have large matrices having entire rows and/or columns of zeros and I
> want to delete those zero rows and columns. My question, what is the
> best (most compact) command to use in Mathematica. Please note that
> the value of zero is the real zero i.e 0.0000 not just 0.
> Regards,

yourMatrix /. x_ /;x == 0 -> Sequence[]

or if that doesn't work then

yourMatrix /. x : (_Real | _Integer) /; N[x] == 0. -> Sequence[]

you could change this to Chop[x] is the values ->0 could be considered


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