# Add a value to an element in a matrix

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luca on 9 Sep 2019
Commented: luca on 9 Sep 2019
Hi,
Given the following matix
D=[1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8]
A(1:length(D),1:10) = 110
S= [0 0 8 0 0 8 0 0; 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0];
I want to add the value different from 0 in S, to a specif location in A.
A =
110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
In particular, the value 8 must be added in the 6th column of A, while the value 5 must be added to the second column of A.
To understand in which raw to allocate the element, it depend on the position in S.
1) In this case the first 8 is in position (1,3) so must be allocated in A(3,6): 3 because it's in position 3 and 6 because all the values different from zero of the first raw of S must be added in the 6th column of A
2) The second 8 is in position (1,6) so must be allocated in A(6,6)
3) The first 5 is in position S(2,4) so must be allocated in A(4,2): 4 because it's in position 4 and 2 because all the values different from zero of the 2 raw of S must be added in the 2th column of A
Finally i want to obtain
A =
110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
110 110 110 110 110 118 110 110 110 110
110 115 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
110 110 110 110 110 118 110 110 110 110
110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110 110
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luca on 9 Sep 2019
Cause is a specific problem where I need to add that values of S just in these columns of A

Guillaume on 9 Sep 2019
Cause is a specific problem where I need to add that values of S just in these columns of A
Then, this should work:
A(S(1, :) ~= 0, 6) = nonzeros(S(1, :));
A(S(2, :) ~= 0, 2) = nonzeros(S(2, :));
Of course, if there were more rows in S a completely different approach would be better, but for just 2 rows this will do.
luca on 9 Sep 2019
I tried. I've just reported in case someone else is interested in the topic.
Thanks Guillaume

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