# DiamondMatrix

gives a matrix whose elements are 1 in a diamond-shaped region that extends r index positions to each side, and are 0 otherwise.

DiamondMatrix[r,w]

gives a w×w matrix containing a diamond-shaped region of 1s.

DiamondMatrix[{r1,r2,},]

yields an array whose elements are 1 in a diamond-shaped region that extends ri index positions in the i direction.

# Details • The diamond of 1s is always at the center of the region.
• In or DiamondMatrix[{r1,}] the matrix or array is sized so as to just include all nonzero elements.
• The region of 1s is taken to be the best discrete approximation to a diamond-shaped region possible given the size of the matrix.
• DiamondMatrix[All,w] gives a w×w matrix containing a diamond shape that is as large as possible.
• DiamondMatrix[,{w1,w2,}] gives a w1×w2× array.
• DiamondMatrix[{r1,,rn},w] gives a w××w array.
• DiamondMatrix[All,{w1,,wn}] gives a w1××wn array containing a diamond-shaped region that is as large as possible.
• The parameter r need not be an integer; in general elements are 1 if their Manhattan distance from the center is not more than .
• For integer r, yields a matrix.

# Examples

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## Basic Examples(1)

This computes and plots a square diamond-shaped matrix of radius 10:

## Scope(5)

Create a rectangular diamond-shaped matrix:

Put a diamond inside a bigger matrix:

Extend the diamond to the boundaries of the matrix:

Automatically choose an odd width to just fit the diamond:

Extend the diamond to the given width, and automatically choose the height:

Introduced in 2008
(7.0)