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Indexing a matrix with another matrix?

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I have a 10000x4 matrix, Idx, where each row contains 4 indices to a logical matrix, A. I would like to set all indices in Idx to true (1) in A. This seems like something that should be possible to do very easy in one single line but I can’t quite figure it out so I’m currently doing it by looping:
A = false(10000,256);
for i = 1 : size(A,1)
A(i,Idx(i,:)) = true;
which is very slow. Could someone tell me how to do this indexing without a loop?


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Andrei Bobrov
Andrei Bobrov on 23 Sep 2016
Edited: Andrei Bobrov on 23 Sep 2016
[m,n] = size(Idx);
[ii,~] = ndgrid(1:m,1:n); % or ii = repmat((1:m)',1,n);
% ii = (1:m)'*ones(1,n);
A(sub2ind(size(A),ii,Idx)) = true;

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Petter Stefansson
Petter Stefansson on 23 Sep 2016
Thank you that was significantly faster

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