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# hypermat

initializes an N dimensional matrix

### Calling Sequence

`M = hypermat(dims [,v])`

### Arguments

dims

a vector of hypermatrix dimensions.

v

a vector of hypermatrix entries (default value `zeros(prod(dims),1)`).

### Description

The `hypermat` function initializes a hypermatrix whose dimensions are given in the vector `dims` and entries are given in optional argument `v`.

`M` data structure contains the vector of matrix dimensions `M('dims')` and the vector of entries `M('entries')` such as the leftmost subcripts vary first `[M(1,1,..);..;M(n1,1,..);...;M(1,n2,..);..;M(n1,n2,..);...]`

 If you build your own `hypermat`, you must be careful. The `M('dims')` entry must be a row vector whereas the `M('entries')` must be a column vector.

### Examples

```M = hypermat([2 3 2 2],1:24)
disp(size(M('dims')))
disp(size(M('entries')))

M_own            = mlist(['hm','dims','entries']);
M_own('dims')    = [2 3 2 2];
M_own('entries') = [1:24]';
disp(size(M_own('dims')))
disp(size(M_own('entries')))```

### See Also

• hypermatrices — a Scilab object, N dimensional matrix in Scilab
• zeros — matrix made of zeros
• ones — matrix made of ones
• grand — Random numbers
• matrix — reshape a vector or a matrix to a different size matrix
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