How can I sum only few values in a diagonal matrix?

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Rida
Rida on 14 Apr 2014
Answered: Walter Roberson on 26 Mar 2018
if I have a diagonal matrix, and I use sum(diag(A)) , it gives me the sum of entire diagonal, but I only want the sum of lets say 1st three values in the diagonal? How can I add them?
Thank you!!

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Mischa Kim
Mischa Kim on 14 Apr 2014
Rida, use
sum(diag(A(1:3,1:3)))
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mohammed abdul wadood
mohammed abdul wadood on 26 Mar 2018
a tired it with my data, it's work perfectly, thanks Mischa.

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Alberto
Alberto on 14 Apr 2014
Sum=0;
for k=1:3 % will sum 3 first diagonal elements Sum=Sum+A(k,k);
end
You can change the range k=1:3 with an array with the index of elements u want to sum.

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 26 Mar 2018
Without a loop:
r = size(A, 1);
sum(A([1, r+1, 2*(r+1)]))

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