Asked by agustin darrosa
on 14 Mar 2013

Can you tell me a subrutine to multiplication multidimensional matrix in Matlab?

thanks

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Answer by Andrei Bobrov
on 14 Mar 2013

Edited by Andrei Bobrov
on 19 Mar 2013

Accepted answer

use `bsxfun`

ADDED on `agustin darrosa`'s comment [EDIT] ;)

if numel(a) == numel(b) c1 = a - permute(b,[2 1 3 4]); c2 = permute(a,[2 1 3 4]) - b; end

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Jan Simon
on 18 Mar 2013

@agustin: Welcome in the forum! Here are a lot of non-native speakers and asking questions for clarifications is a usual process for finding solutions.

How do you define the multiplikation of multi-dimensional arrays? This is not a standard procedure in a mathematical sense, so we have to know, what you want as result.

agustin darrosa
on 18 Mar 2013

I just want to see the result of the multiplication of matrices

Let a and b multidimensional array. I want to see the resulting c

c=a*b

I hope I explained correctly

thanks

Andrei Bobrov
on 19 Mar 2013

**Comment by agustin darrosa**

Thanks andrei but i have this error:

1. First i define the matrixs a and b

2. then I insert

if numel(a) == numel(b):

c = a - permute(b,[2 1 3 4]);

or

c = permute(a,[2 1 3 4]) - b; ??? if numel(a) == numel(b): | Error: Expression or statement is incomplete or incorrect.

but i have this problem and i don´t know why

Answer by James Tursa
on 15 Mar 2013

You haven't given an example so we don't really know what you want yet. Maybe it is this, which does a matrix multiply on the first two dimensions:

Answer by Jan Simon
on 19 Mar 2013

A = rand(2,3,2,2); B = rand(3,2,2,2);

% A simple loop: R = zeros(2,2,2,2); for i1 = 1:2 for i2 = 1:2 R(:, :, i1, i2) = A(:, :, i1, i2) * B(:, :, i1, i2); end end

Is this what you want? If so, note that this is actually a list of DOT products only. Then reshape B to a [3 x 8] array, A to a [8 x 3] (which needs a permute(A, [1,3,4,2]) also) and multiply these matrices. Finally a reshaping give the same R.

Unfortunately I do not dare to post the code, because I do not have Matlab for testing at the moment.

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## Andrei Bobrov (view profile)

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Please give example