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Normalizing columns of a matrix

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Hello everyone,
I have a matrix of, let's say 10000x10000 size, and I want to normalize each column of the matrix by its respective norm (let's say ith column divided norm of ith column) and also store the respective norms in another vector (so there'll be a vector of size 10000x1 where each row will correspond to norm of respective column). This is of course achievable by using a for loop but I need to know if there's any optimum way or a function that would do it for me quickly.

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Roger Stafford
Roger Stafford on 22 Apr 2016
Assume by "norm" you mean the usual 2-norm, and that your 10000 x 10000 matrix is named 'M'.
n = sqrt(sum(M.^2,1)); % Compute norms of columns
M = bsxfun(@rdivide,M,n); % Normalize M
n = reshape(n,[],1); % Store column vector of norms

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Julia Gala
Julia Gala on 4 Dec 2017


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