Multiplying By 10000 vs 10^4

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Harel Harel Shattenstein
Harel Harel Shattenstein on 27 Apr 2018
Edited: Stephan on 27 Apr 2018
Why
A=rand(3,3);
B=A(:)*10000;
is different from
A=rand(3,3);
B=A(:)*10^4;
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Stephan
Stephan on 27 Apr 2018
the way you wrote it, will generate a new matrix A with new random numbers, which will most likely not be the same as in the first run:
>> clear all
>> A = rand(3,3)
A =
0.9649 0.9572 0.1419
0.1576 0.4854 0.4218
0.9706 0.8003 0.9157
>> B= A(:)*10000
B =
1.0e+03 *
9.6489
1.5761
9.7059
9.5717
4.8538
8.0028
1.4189
4.2176
9.1574
>> A = rand(3,3)
A =
0.7922 0.0357 0.6787
0.9595 0.8491 0.7577
0.6557 0.9340 0.7431
>> C = A(:)*10^4
C =
1.0e+03 *
7.9221
9.5949
6.5574
0.3571
8.4913
9.3399
6.7874
7.5774
7.4313
>> Yes_it_is_the_same = B == C
Yes_it_is_the_same =
9×1 logical array
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
So you understand the difference between both versions?
bets regards

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Answers (1)

Stephan
Stephan on 27 Apr 2018
See comments, when working with random numbers you have to understand, that everytime you use the command new random numbers will appear - thats the reason why you get different values for the supposed same thing.
Best regards
Stephan

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