a question on for loop statement

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ektor
ektor on 16 May 2019
Commented: Luna on 17 May 2019
Dear all,
I have this for loop
T=1000;
k=0.1;
u=rand(T,1);
a = zeros(T,1);
a(1) =u(1)+ k*0.01;
for t=2:T
a(t) = u(t,1) + k*a(t-1);
end
Is there a faster way of obtaining a? Maybe if I avoid loop?
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Luna
Luna on 16 May 2019
I agree with Adam I have tried with both T = 1000 and T = 1000000.
The time perfomances are below:
T = 1000 -> Elapsed time is 0.051244 seconds.
T = 1000000 -> Elapsed time is 0.073614 seconds.
The for loop is already as fast as it could be and the simplest solution.

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Jos (10584)
Jos (10584) on 16 May 2019
This is filtering.
T=10; % smaller example
k=0.1;
u=rand(T,1);
% your loop -> a
a = zeros(T,1);
a(1) =u(1)+ k*0.01; % i do not get this addition ...
for t=2:T
a(t) = u(t,1) + k*a(t-1);
end
% filtering -> aa
uu = u ;
uu(1) = uu(1) + k*0.01 ; % implement offset?
aa = filter(1, [1 -k], uu) ;
% do they produce the same result?
isequal(a, aa) % YES
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