Questions on the construction and manipulation of sparse arrays in Mathematica, with functions like SparseArray[] and Band[].

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Import Excel sheet into 3D array?

I have an excel spreadsheet that I would like to plot in a 3D graph using mathematica. The X and Y values are the location of the cell, and the Z value is the number of the scale. How can I import ...
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How to create a large sparse block matrix

I need to generate a very large sparse block matrix, with blocks consisting only of ones along the diagonal. I have tried several ways of doing this, but I seem to always run out of memory. The ...
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Adding three integer sparse matrices is very slow. Adding only two is fast

Adding more than two sparse matrices in one step in Mathematica 9 is very slow (in fact I couldn't even wait for it to finish). Here's an example. Let's generate a large sparse matrix: ...
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How to interpret the FullForm of a SparseArray?

SparseArrays are atomic objects, but they do have a FullForm which reveals information about them. What is the meaning of the ...
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How to work around Mathematica hanging when showing a large SparseArray?

Note: This is fixed in 9.0.1. In Mathematica 9, if I display any large SparseArray object in the default way (which looks something like ...
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Sparse convolution of sparse arrays

The documentation for ListConvolve mentions that "ListConvolve works with sparse arrays", which is true. The result, however is never sparse, eg: ...
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Using ReplaceAll on SparseArray

I'm using SparseArray in a notebook in which I am doing complex conjugation manually, i.e. writing $\sqrt{-1}$ as i and applying ...
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Speeding up construction of simple tridiagonal matrix

I have the following code to construct a tridiagonal matrix: ...
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Efficiently importing XPM matrix data into Mathematica

The XPM file format is an image file format. Although it is primarily intended for icon pixmaps, it can also be used to store matrix data. For example, the GROMACS chemical simulation package uses ...
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Exporting a Large Multidimensional Sparse Array

I'm trying to export a sparse array from Mathematica to share with collaborators who primarily use Matlab. The sparse array in question is 4 dimensional, (72 x 93 x 94 x 172) with ~4M non-zero ...
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Support for Compressed Sparse Column sparse matrix representation

Is there native support for Compressed Sparse Column (CSC) format for sparse matrices, like importing and manipulating them?
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Using the Krylov method for Solve: Speeding up a SparseArray calculation

I'm trying to implement this Total Variation Regularized Numerical Differentiation (TVDiff) code in MMA (which I found through this SO answer): essentially I want to differentiate noisy data. The full ...
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Efficient by-element updates to SparseArrays

I have a very large SparseArray called A. What is the most efficient way to update say element ...
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Efficient way to combine SparseArray objects?

I have several SparseArray objects, say sa11, sa12, sa21, sa22, which I would like to combine into the equivalent of {{sa11, sa12}, {sa21, sa22}}. As an example, I ...