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Is there any ways that I can preallocate the unknown sized array or matirx?

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Wai Han
Wai Han on 7 Oct 2020
Commented: Wai Han on 8 Oct 2020
I Just want to know if I can make a preallocate array.
Please also explain me how much difference is there between the preallocated program and the unpreallocated one.. (for a small program).


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Ameer Hamza
Ameer Hamza on 7 Oct 2020
Edited: Ameer Hamza on 7 Oct 2020
Pre-allocation will make a huge difference if your array size is very large. See a comparison here: That being said, for a small array size, you might not notice a considerable difference. However, as a general principle, pre-allocation is a good idea. If the array size is unknown initially, you can do incremental growth of the array. This FEX package by John: has an excellent implementation of incremental pre-allocation. You can directly use it in your project.

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Wai Han
Wai Han on 8 Oct 2020
Thank you. The code explains to me the significant ideas behind the preallocation and how to use it.

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