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Mean and std across high dimensional 3d matrices

Asked by Francesca on 14 Apr 2011
Hi everyone!
I'm working with high dimension 3d matrices (182x218x182). I have 10 of them and i need to create the mean-matrix and the std matrix (across all of them). I've already tried to convert/reshape the into arrays (very long) and then work on them but I had memory problems..
Does anyone of you know some tool7trick that allow you to work with big 3 d matrices?
Thanks in advance!

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It's not about tool/tricks, it'a about how you implement it. So, post the code and be more specific about what you're trying to accomplish.
What's a mean/std matrix across all of them?

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Answer by Jan
on 14 Apr 2011

EDITED: Just typos.
Your "big" [182x218x182] array uses only 57.8 MB of memory. Therefore I would not call it big. And if you install >= 1GB RAM working with such arrays should be done very efficiently in Matlab.
You could use SINGLE or an integer type to save memory, but this does not work, if you need double precision data.
Clearing variables which are not needed anymore is helpful also. But most of all a strict pre-allocation of all arrays is important, because it reduces the fragmentation of the avaliable memory.
But of course installing more RAM and using a 64-Bit system would be the most efficient solution, because this handles the physical source of the memory problem...

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