Deleting an irregular "row"/"column" from 2-d array
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I have a 2d array, and I want to eliminate the same number of elements in each row (or column) (e.g. 1 element), but the index of that element is itself av vector. This operation would be relevant for doing seam-carving (content-aware image resize).
Is there any neat way of doing this without my array collapsing into a 1d vector?
A = (1:3)'*(1:3);
1 2 3
2 4 6
3 6 9
b = [1; 2; 2];
tmp = A(r,:);
tmp(b(r)) = ;
Y(r,:) = tmp;
I seem to have a working method, but it is kind of cumbersome as I have to (?) make sure that the linear indexing into Y is strictly monotonic:
Y = A';
Y(sub2ind(size(A'), b, (1:3)')) = ;
Y = reshape(Y, size(A,2)-1, size(A,1))'