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## Define Vectors and Matrices

### Define a Vector

Define a vector in a C chart as follows:

2. In the General pane of the Data properties dialog box, enter the dimensions of the vector in the Size field.

For example, enter [4 1] to specify a 4-by-1 vector.

3. Specify the name, base type, and other properties for the new data.

 Note:   Vectors cannot have the base type ml. See Rules for Vectors and Matrices in C Charts.
4. Set initial values for the vector.

• If initial values of all elements are the same, enter a real number in the Initial value field. This value applies to all elements of a vector of any size.

• If initial values differ, enter real numbers in the Initial value field. For example, you can enter:

[1; 3; 5; 7]

 Tip   If you want to initialize all elements of a vector to 0, do nothing. When no values are explicitly defined, all elements initialize to 0.
5. Click Apply.

### Define a Matrix

Define a matrix in a C chart as follows:

2. In the General pane of the Data properties dialog box, enter the dimensions of the matrix in the Size field.

For example, enter [3 3] to specify a 3-by-3 matrix.

3. Specify the name, base type, and other properties for the new data.

 Note:   Matrices cannot have the base type ml. See Rules for Vectors and Matrices in C Charts.
4. Set initial values for the matrix.

• If initial values of all elements are the same, enter a real number in the Initial value field. This value applies to all elements of a matrix of any size.

• If initial values differ, enter real numbers in the Initial value field. For example, you can enter:

[1 2 3; 4 5 6; 7 8 9]

 Tip   If you want to initialize all elements of a matrix to 0, do nothing. When no values are explicitly defined, all elements initialize to 0.
5. Click Apply.