In this session, we are going to see how we can write few lines of code to ask Matlab to help rotate a Matrix for us.
What do I mean by rotating a Matrix by 90 degrees?
Let’s consider the following Matrix
What we want to do is building a second matrix based on the matrix A, which is going look like this
B is A rotated by 90 degrees.
In other words what we are trying to accomplish is the following
Rotate a Matrix
N=length(A); for i=1:N for j=1:N B(j,N-i+1)=A(i,j); end end
Here is the code you can use and test on a matrix of your choice. In order to create a function that will handle just this task, you can use this code appropriately.
Turn columns into rows and vice versa
Turning rows into columns and columns into rows while operating with matrices is called determining the transpose of an already known matrix. If we have a Matrix
and we want to convert rows into columns for it to look like
We simply need to use the following code in Matlab
So we will say that A is a transpose of B.
Here is an example of a 3 X 3 matrix and its transpose
There are many already integrated functions in Matlab allowing you to gently play with Matrices. Here are some Matlab Matrix operations you can make use of to make your life easier.