I am attempting to create many matrices in Python, each of which is a 4 x 4 matrix. Each matrix is a matrix filled with 0s, but there is an input that randomly enters the number of 8’s that will be put into that matrix. For example, if a 3 is input, then 3 of the 16 entries will be 8s, and the rest will be 0’s.
It would also be helpful to show how this could be looped over a sequence of values, to generate many different matrices. Thank you.
Here’s a code snippet to do it for one matrix:
# Create m x n matrix with 0s a = np.zeros((m,n)) # Get n random indices to replace with 8 x_indices = np.random.choice(a.shape, n, replace=False) y_indices = np.random.choice(a.shape, n, replace=False) # Replace those positions with 8 a[x_index, y_index] = 8
You can loop it over to get many different matrices