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# Re: st: Exponential function on matrix

 From Nick Cox To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: Exponential function on matrix Date Tue, 19 Jun 2012 21:33:03 +0100

```You can do this in Mata.

. mata :
: exp((0,1\2,3))
1             2
+-----------------------------+
1 |            1   2.718281828  |
2 |  7.389056099   20.08553692  |
+-----------------------------+

You can also pass a Stata matrix into Mata to do this and pull back the result.

. matrix foo = (0,1\2,3)

. mata : st_matrix("foobar", exp(st_matrix("foo")))

. mat li foobar

foobar[2,2]
c1         c2
r1          1  2.7182818
r2  7.3890561  20.085537

On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 9:00 PM, Haiyong Xu <hxu@mednet.ucla.edu> wrote:

> I want to apply exponential function on each cell of a matrix. Is there an
> easy way such as exp(matA) instead of loop? Thank you very much!
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