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# Should Behavior of sub2ind() be Different for Symbolic and Numeric Inputs?

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Paul on 22 Jun 2021
Answered: Divija Aleti on 6 Jul 2021
maxrows = 1; r = 1; a = 1; c = 1; ii = false;
D = zeros(3,3,maxrows) % D is a double
D = 3×3
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D(sub2ind([3,3,maxrows],a(ii),a(ii),r(ii))) = c(ii)
D = 3×3
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D = zeros(3,3,maxrows,'sym') % now D is a sym
D =
D(sub2ind([3,3,maxrows],a(ii),a(ii),r(ii))) = c(ii)
D =
Why does sub2ind() change the dimension of D in the latter case?
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Divija Aleti on 6 Jul 2021
Hi Paul,
The development team is working on resolving this issue. A task has been created for our development team about the bug report.
Thank you for your understanding and you will definitely be notified once the this issue is resolved.
Regards,
Divija
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