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MatPlanWDM v0.5

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29 Jan 2007 (Updated )

Educational network planning tool for the RWA problem in WDM networks (MILP and heuristic based)

vect2array.m
% vect2array
% 
%>> Usage:      [arrayA] = vect2array (vectorA, dimArray)
%
%>> Abstract:   This function returns an N-Dimensions array ("arrayA") with the same elements as "vectorA" but reshaped to have the 
%               dimensions "dimArray". The elements of "arrayA" are taken ROW-WISE from "vectorA".  An error results if "vectorA" 
%               does not have the right number of elements to calculate an array with "dimArray" dimensions.
%
%>> Arguments:
%   o	In:     
%     vectorA:     The 1-by-M*N*P... vector which we wish to convert into an M-by-N-by-P-by... array  
%    . dimArray:    The vector [M N P ...] which indicates the dimensions of the desired Array. M*N*P*... must be the same as 
%                   PROD(SIZE(vectorA)).  
%
%   o Out
%    . arrayA:		The objective M-by-N-by-P-by... array consisted of the elements	 of "vectorA".			
%
%
%
function[arrayA] = vect2array (vectorA, dimArray)

if (nargin==0),  help vect2array;return, end %help calling
if (nargin~=2),  error('error 1: Incorrect number of arguments.'),end %Number of input arguments different of 2
if (length(vectorA)~= prod(dimArray)),  error('error 2: "vectorA" does not have the right number of elements to calculate an array with "dimArray" dimensions'),end 

%Our objective is to get a conversion Vector-to-Array taking row-wise the elements from the vector, but the built-in function 'reshape' does it taking column-wise
%the elements of the vector. This is the reason if this functin 'vect2array'. We also have to use the built-in function 'permute' to get it.

resortedDimArray=dimArray(length(dimArray):-1:1); %We change the order of elements of "dimArray" from [M N P...] to [... P N M] 
                                                  %We do this to permute later to the right order of dimensions. 
columnwisedArrayA=reshape(vectorA, resortedDimArray); %The vector(M*N*P...) is converted into an array(...PxNxM) by utilizasing the function 'reshape', which takes 
                                                      %the elements from 'vectorA'columnwise instead rowwise.
orderOfDims=length(dimArray):-1:1; %As the "columnwisedArrayA" is an an ...by-P-by-N-by-M array insted an M-by-N-by-P-by... array, we must change the order of 
                                            %its dimensions to the right order. We defined "orderOfDims" to get this.
arrayA=permute(columnwisedArrayA, orderOfDims); % The function 'permute' rearranges the dimensions of "ArrayA" so that they are in the right order specified 
                                                % by the vector "orderOfDims".

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