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rayla_lsy
Joined: 23 Dec 2016 Posts: 6

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:55 pm Post subject: How to loop over different matrix 


I want to use fortran90 to solve the following problem:
I have two different types of matrix:
A1(n1,1), A2(n2,1)......Ak(nk,1)
B1(n1,1), B2(n2,1)......Bk(nk,1)
I want to loop over i and calculate:
c'i' = A'i'+B'i' (i = 1....K)
What is the best way to do so?
Thanks 

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JohnCampbell
Joined: 16 Feb 2006 Posts: 2135 Location: Sydney

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:06 am Post subject: 


There are two main answers to your question;
1) is to "loop" over your calculation with a DO loop,
2) is to use "Fortran 90" array syntax
The following (incomplete) Fortran code gives examples of both approaches:
Code:  ! snippets of fortran code
integer :: n1,n2,i,k
real, allocatable :: a(:,:), b(:,:), c(:)
n1 = ??
n2 = ??
allocate ( a(n1,n2), b(n1,n2), c(n1) )
!
! define values of a(:,1) and b(:,1)
!
! DO loop approach
DO i = 1,k
c(i) = a(i,1) + b(i,1)
END DO
!
! Fortran 90 array syntax
c(1:k) = a(1:k,1) + b(1:k,1)
!
! or if dimension 1 is 1:k, ie k=n1
c(:) = a(:,1) + b(:,1)

An explicit DO loop provides more control. There is no assumption on the order of array syntax, so if the calculation was c(i) =c(i1) + a(i,1) + b(i,1), the array syntax approach may not be appropriate. 

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rayla_lsy
Joined: 23 Dec 2016 Posts: 6

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:57 pm Post subject: 


Thank! This works well for arrays. However, if I have matix, I feel like this method is difficult to apply. I am wondering if there is any way in fortran that would allow me to loop over the index of the matrix (from matrix A1 to matrix Ak) without actually combining these matix into a huge one.
Thanks again! 

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JohnCampbell
Joined: 16 Feb 2006 Posts: 2135 Location: Sydney

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:18 am Post subject: 


I am not sure I understand your question.
"matrix" can commonly refer to an array of rank 2. Array operations can also be applied to rank 2 arrays, which can give more options for array syntax, for example:
Code:  ! snippets of fortran code
integer :: n1,n2,i,j,k
real, allocatable :: a(:,:), b(:,:), c(:,:)
n1 = ??
n2 = ??
allocate ( a(n1,n2), b(n1,n2), c(n1,n2) )
!
! define values of a(:,1) and b(:,1)
!
! DO loop approach
DO j = 1,k
DO i = 1,k
c(i,j) = a(i,j) + b(i,j)
END DO
END DO
!
! Fortran 90 array syntax
c(1:k,1:k) = a(1:k,1:k) + b(1:k,1:k)
!
! or if dimension 1&2 are 1:k, ie k=n1 and k=n2
c(:,:) = a(:,:) + b(:,:)
!
! or simply
c = a + b

I write matrix multiplication using a mixture of array syntax and DO loops: Code:  subroutine stream_matmul_dp (a,b,c,nra,nca,ncb)
use precision
! matrix multiplication : single thread, array syntax
integer*4 nra,nca,ncb, j,k
real(dp) :: a(nra,nca), b(nca,ncb)
real(dp) :: c(nra,ncb)
!
do j = 1,ncb
c(:,j) = 0
do k = 1,nca
c(1:nra,j) = c(1:nra,j) + a(1:nra,k) * b(k,j)
end do
end do
!
end subroutine stream_matmul_dp

If you are concerned about the size of huge matrices, you should review recent posts that have referred to sparse matrices. However, there are many different ways of referencing nonzero terms in a matrix that utilise the nonzero patterns or groupings of the particular matrix structure. 

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