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I have to define a function of two variables that yields a high dimensional matrix, with each entry containing a scalar function, that uses its coordinates in the matrix as input. like this:

f[x_,a_] := {{g[1,1][x]*a, g[1,2][x]*a}, {g[2,1][x]*a, g[2,2][x]*a}}

Is there any way I can assign the elements in a smart way without mapping the whole matrix by hand?

EDIT: I've been asked for an example of g. This is taken out of the original code:

g[n_, m_] := Table[Chop[
    I*Conjugate[h[[n]][[i]]].(hx[[m]][[i]] - h[[m]][[i]])/
      step, 3*10^-3],
   {i, 1, Length[qvals]}];
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  • $\begingroup$ Use Array or Table. $\endgroup$ – Szabolcs Jul 22 '15 at 15:03
  • $\begingroup$ Do you have an example of what g is here? $\endgroup$ – Arnoud Buzing Jul 22 '15 at 15:05
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  • $\begingroup$ That's not a good example. It depends on many undefined free variables. $\endgroup$ – m_goldberg Jul 22 '15 at 16:27
  • $\begingroup$ f[x_, a_] = a Array[g[##][x] &, {2, 2}] $\endgroup$ – Dr. belisarius Jul 22 '15 at 16:43
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gs = Flatten @ Table[With[{m = m, n = n}, Sin[m #/n^2] &], {m, 2}, {n, 2}];
{Sin[#1/1^2] & , Sin[#1/2^2] & , Sin[(2*#1)/1^2] & , Sin[(2*#1)/2^2] &}
f[x_, a_] = a Through[gs[x]];
f[u, b]
{b*Sin[u], b*Sin[u/4], b*Sin[2*u], b*Sin[u/2]}
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