# ConstantArray

ConstantArray[c,n]

generates a list of n copies of the element c.

ConstantArray[c,{n1,n2,}]

generates an array of nested lists containing copies of the element c.

# Examples

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## Basic Examples(3)

Make a vector of 10 c's:

Make a 3×4 array of c's:

Make an array out of blocks:

## Scope(4)

A machine-zero vector:

A vector of exact zeros:

A machine-zero matrix:

A matrix of exact zeros:

A vector of ones:

A machine-number vector of ones:

A deeply nested constant array:

## Applications(3)

Set up an array to use as storage in a program:

Numerically solve x'[t]==1/(t+x[t]^2) using Euler's method:

Find the sum of the elements in a list:

This can also be done with Total:

Use a vector of ones to see the effects of conditioning on the solution of a linear system:

The solution at machine precision has significant errors:

At higher precision, the solution is much better:

## Properties & Relations(3)

ConstantArray[c,dims] has Dimensions[dims]:

ConstantArray[c,dims] is equal to SparseArray[{},dims,c]:

Normal[s] is identical to ConstantArray[c,dims]:

ConstantArray[c,dims] is equivalent to Apply[Table[c,##]&,Map[List,dims]]:

Wolfram Research (2007), ConstantArray, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/ConstantArray.html (updated 2008).

#### Text

Wolfram Research (2007), ConstantArray, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/ConstantArray.html (updated 2008).

#### CMS

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#### APA

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#### BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2024_constantarray, author="Wolfram Research", title="{ConstantArray}", year="2008", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/ConstantArray.html}", note=[Accessed: 13-September-2024 ]}

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