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# Python: Find the indices of all occurrences of target in the uneven matrix

## Python Programming Puzzles: Exercise-18 with Solution

An irregular/uneven matrix, or ragged matrix, is a matrix that has a different number of elements in each row. Ragged matrices are not used in linear algebra, since standard matrix transformations cannot be performed on them, but they are useful as arrays in computing.

Write a Python program to find the indices of all occurrences of target in the uneven matrix.

```Input:
[([1, 3, 2, 32, 19], [19, 2, 48, 19], [], [9, 35, 4], [3, 19]), 19]
Output:
[[0, 4], [1, 0], [1, 3], [4, 1]]

Input:
[([1, 2, 3, 2], [], [7, 9, 2, 1, 4]),2]
Output:
[[0, 1], [0, 3], [2, 2]]
```

Visual Presentation:

Sample Solution-1:

Python Code:

``````# Define a function named 'test' that takes an uneven matrix 'M' and a target value 'T' as input
def test(M, T):
# Use a nested list comprehension to generate a list of indices [i, j] for all occurrences of the target value 'T' in matrix 'M'
return [[i, j] for i, row in enumerate(M) for j, n in enumerate(row) if n == T]

# Create an uneven matrix 'M' with specific elements
M = [[1, 3, 2, 32, 19], [19, 2, 48, 19], [], [9, 35, 4], [3, 19]]

# Assign a specific target value 'T' to the variable
T = 19

# Print the matrix 'M'
print("Matrix:")
print(M)

# Print the target value 'T'
print("Target value:")
print(T)

# Print a message indicating the operation to be performed
print("Indices of all occurrences of the target value in the said uneven matrix:")

# Print the result of the test function applied to the 'M' matrix and the 'T' target value
print(test(M, T))

# Create a different uneven matrix 'M' with specific elements
M = [[1, 2, 3, 2], [], [7, 9, 2, 1, 4]]

# Assign a different target value 'T' to the variable
T = 2

# Print the matrix 'M'
print("\nMatrix:")
print(M)

# Print the target value 'T'
print("Target value:")
print(T)

# Print a message indicating the operation to be performed
print("Indices of all occurrences of the target value in the said uneven matrix:")

# Print the result of the test function applied to the updated 'M' matrix and the updated 'T' target value
print(test(M, T))
``````

Sample Output:

```Matrix:
[[1, 3, 2, 32, 19], [19, 2, 48, 19], [], [9, 35, 4], [3, 19]]
Target value:
19
Indices of all occurrences of the target value in the said uneven matrix:
[[0, 4], [1, 0], [1, 3], [4, 1]]

Matrix:
[[1, 2, 3, 2], [], [7, 9, 2, 1, 4]]
Target value:
2
Indices of all occurrences of the target value in the said uneven matrix:
[[0, 1], [0, 3], [2, 2]]
```

Flowchart:

Sample Solution-2:

Python Code:

``````# License: https://bit.ly/3oLErEI

# Define a function named 'test' that takes an uneven matrix 'M' and a target value 'T' as input
def test(M, T):
# Initialize an empty list 'indices' to store the indices of the found elements
indices = []

# Search for the target value 'T' in the first row of the matrix 'M'
for i, num in enumerate(M[0]):
if num == T:
# Append the index [0, i] to 'indices' if the target value is found
indices.append([0, i])

# Search for the target value 'T' in the remaining rows of the matrix 'M'
for row, row_num in zip(M[1:], range(1, len(M))):
for i, num in enumerate(row):
if num == T:
# Append the index [row_num, i] to 'indices' if the target value is found in subsequent rows
indices.append([row_num, i])

# Return the list of indices of all occurrences of the target value in the uneven matrix 'M'
return indices

# Create an uneven matrix 'M' with specific elements
M = [[1, 3, 2, 32, 19], [19, 2, 48, 19], [], [9, 35, 4], [3, 19]]

# Assign a specific target value 'T' to the variable
T = 19

# Print the matrix 'M'
print("Matrix:")
print(M)

# Print the target value 'T'
print("Target value:")
print(T)

# Print a message indicating the operation to be performed
print("Indices of all occurrences of the target value in the said uneven matrix:")

# Print the result of the test function applied to the 'M' matrix and the 'T' target value
print(test(M, T))

# Create a different uneven matrix 'M' with specific elements
M = [[1, 2, 3, 2], [], [7, 9, 2, 1, 4]]

# Assign a different target value 'T' to the variable
T = 2

# Print the matrix 'M'
print("\nMatrix:")
print(M)

# Print the target value 'T'
print("Target value:")
print(T)

# Print a message indicating the operation to be performed
print("Indices of all occurrences of the target value in the said uneven matrix:")

# Print the result of the test function applied to the updated 'M' matrix and the updated 'T' target value
print(test(M, T))
``````

Sample Output:

```Matrix:
[[1, 3, 2, 32, 19], [19, 2, 48, 19], [], [9, 35, 4], [3, 19]]
Target value:
19
Indices of all occurrences of the target value in the said uneven matrix:
[[0, 4], [1, 0], [1, 3], [4, 1]]

Matrix:
[[1, 2, 3, 2], [], [7, 9, 2, 1, 4]]
Target value:
2
Indices of all occurrences of the target value in the said uneven matrix:
[[0, 1], [0, 3], [2, 2]]
```

Flowchart:

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