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Topic: Multi-dimensional array product
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Doug Schwarz

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Re: Multi-dimensional array product
Posted: Aug 16, 2009 9:38 PM
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In article <h6a80g$i1d$>,
Ed Stein7997 <> wrote:

> I have a question about how to efficiently form multi-dimensional arrays.
> Lets say I have two 2-d arrays (i.e. matrices) a and b; a(i,j) sized
> i=1..M,j=1..N; and b(i,j) sized i=1..K,j=1..L.
> How can I form the 4-d array w(m,n,k,l)=a(m,n)*b(k,l) which has a unique
> entry for every m,n,k,l; i.e. there are M*N*K*L unique entries?
> I want to form w in a 'vectorized' way without use of loops. A
> conventional matrix product like a*b doesn't work of course since the
> inner dimensions of a and b aren't the same. This isn't the same as a
> Kronecker product since that remains two-dimensional.
> Thanks for any assistance.
> Ed Stein

w = bsxfun(@times,a,shiftdim(b,-2));

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