Andrade - 2 months ago 13

Python Question

I am just learning how to use the numpy matrix function and I am running into a problem.

I have a list of n integers, and a matrix of n rows. I need to add each number from the list to the beginning of its corresponding row in the matrix.

So if I have the following matrix and list:

`m = np.matrix([[0, 13], [13, 0]])`

myList = [10, 11]

My desired output is this:

`newMatrix = [[10, 0, 13],`

[11, 13, 0]]

Here's the code I have so far (trying to replicate the last example on this page):

`for c in range(len(myList)):`

newMatrix = np.insert(m[c],[0],myList[c])

But this of course only gives the last iteration of the for loop ([11, 13, 0]). I would like to somehow append each row to a new matrix but I can't seem to figure that out.

EDIT: The length of the list and the matrix will not always be known.

If anyone more experienced with numpy matrices knows a better way to do this, I would really appreciate it! Thanks in advance.

Answer

One option is to reshape your `myList`

and then use `np.concatenate()`

function:

```
import numpy as np
np.concatenate((np.array(myList).reshape(len(myList),1), m), axis = 1)
# matrix([[10, 0, 13],
# [11, 13, 0]])
```

You can also do:

```
np.concatenate((np.array(myList)[:, None], m), axis = 1)
# matrix([[10, 0, 13],
# [11, 13, 0]])
```