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Numeric Literals

Matrix literals with multiple elements have the elements enclosed in braces. Use commas to separate the rows of a matrix. For example, the statement

   x={1 2 3 4 5 6};
assigns a row vector to the matrix X:
              X
              1         2         3         4         5         6
The statement
   y={1,2,3,4,5};
assigns a column vector to the matrix Y:
                                     Y
                                     1
                                     2
                                     3
                                     4
                                     5
The statement
   z={1 2, 3 4, 5 6};
assigns a 3 ×2 matrix literal to the matrix Z:
                               Z
                               1         2
                               3         4
                               5         6
The following assignment
   w=3#z;
creates a matrix W that is three times the matrix Z:
                                  W
                                  3         6
                                  9        12
                                 15        18

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