float **MAfAllocMat (int Nrow, int Ncol)


Allocate a matrix of float values


This routine allocates a matrix of float values. The returned value is a pointer to an array of pointers to the rows of the matrix. The calling routine can treat the returned value as a two-dimensional matrix of float values. Consider the invocation
  float **A;
  int Nrow, Ncol;
  A = MAfAllocMat (Nrow, Ncol);
Then A[i][j] is a matrix of float values for 0 <= i < Nrow and 0 <= j < Ncol. The routine MAfAllocMat allocates an array of Nrow pointers and a contiguous block of memory sufficient to hold the Nrow*Ncol float values. Each pointer is initialized to point to a row of the matrix. A[0] is a pointer to the first row (Ncol float values) (and to the full matrix of Nrow*Ncol float values). A[1] points to the next row (Ncol elements beyond A[0]), and so on.

The space allocated by this routine should be deallocated using the routine MAfFreeMat.


<- float **MAfAllocMat
Returned pointer to array of row pointers
-> int Nrow
Number of rows for the matrix
-> int Ncol
Number of elements in each row (number of columns)

Author / revision

P. Kabal / Revision 1.8 2003/05/09

See Also

MAdAllocMat, MAfFreeMat, MAfSubMat

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