ragged matrix

(data structure)

Definition: A matrix having irregular numbers of items in each row.

See also uniform matrix, sparse matrix.

Note: An upper triangular matrix or a lower triangular matrix are usually not thought of as being ragged since the number of items in each row is regular (changing by one from row to row).

For example


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