Asked by marc
on 22 May 2019

Hey everyone. I wanted to calculate the distance matrix of "L" but answers are all NANs.what is the problem?

sc=zeros(1000,72);

%% WT :

V_ci=4;

V_r= 12;

V_co=25;

Nwt=25;

Pwr=2*Nwt;

for i=1:1000

for c=1:24

m = [9.9,9.3667,9.1667,9,8.7,8.6,9,9.0333,9.3333,9.6,10.1333,10.2667,7.9667,8,8,7.7333,6.9667,5.9667,4.8333,4.4333,4.3333,4.1000,4.0667,4];

sigma = [0.7937,0.8021,0.8505,0.8185,0.755,1.0583,1.1533,1.1504,0.9504,1.1533,1.0066,0.8622,0.3786,0.4583,0.5,0.4509,0.2309,0.3786,0.3215,0.3215,0.4163,0.2646,0.2082,0.1732];

m_v=m(c);

sigma_v=sigma(c);

shape=(sigma_v/m_v)^(-1.086);

scale=m_v/gamma(1+1/shape);

sc(i,c)=wblrnd(scale,shape);

end

end

%% PV :

Npv=100000;

PF_pv=1;

for i=1:1000

for d=25:48

mu=[zeros(1,24),0,0,0,0,0.032,0.1278,0.2538,0.3824,0.4908,0.5680,0.6164,0.5990,0.5614,0.4672,0.3548,0.2228,0.1030,0,0,0,0,0,0,0];

sd=[zeros(1,24),0,0,0,0,0.0045,0.0406,0.0714,0.1189,0.1388,0.1659,0.1445,0.1175,0.0995,0.0788,0.0550,0.0410,0.0276,0,0,0,0,0,0,0];

mu_pv=mu(d);

sd_pv=sd(d);

beta=(1-mu_pv)*(mu_pv*(1-mu_pv)/sd_pv^2-1);

alfa=mu_pv*beta/(1-mu_pv);

sc(i,d)=betarnd(alfa,beta);

end

end

%% load

for i=1:1000

for f=49:72

sc(i,f)=0.9+0.2*betarnd(2,2);

end

end

M=zeros(1,72);

M = max(sc,[],1); % finding maximum array in each column

L=zeros(1000,72);

b=1;

for i=1:1000

for t=1:72

L(i,t)=sc(i,t)/M(b,t);

end

end

%% distance

N = size(L,1);

q(N,N) = 0;

for i = 1:(N-1)

X = ones((N-i),1)*L(i,:);

q((i+1):N,i) = sqrt( sum((X - L((i+1):N,:)).^2,2) );

end

D =q + q';

Answer by Adam Danz
on 22 May 2019

Edited by Adam Danz
on 22 May 2019

Accepted Answer

First, two take-home messages

- 0/0 = nan
- Once you have a NaN in your data, it potentially spreads like wildfire

The NaN is first appearing in your 2nd i-for-loop in this line below because you're dividing zero by zero (which equals NaN) and then multiplying NaN by whatever which also equals NaN. So beta equals NaN.

beta=(1-mu_pv)*(mu_pv*(1-mu_pv)/sd_pv^2-1);

% |_____0________/__0__|

By the time you are out of those nested loops, you've got 11000 NaNs in your sc array.

sum(isnan(sc(:))) % = 11000

Since subsequent lines of code uses sc, those NaNs propagate through the rest of your code.

marc
on 22 May 2019

Adam Danz
on 22 May 2019

To avoid those NaNs, you need to avoid dividing zero by zero (0/0).

mu=[zeros(1,24),0,0,0,0,0.032,0.1278,0.2538,0.3824,0.4908,0.5680,0.6164,0.5990,0.5614,0.4672,0.3548,0.2228,0.1030,0,0,0,0,0,0,0];

sd=[zeros(1,24),0,0,0,0,0.0045,0.0406,0.0714,0.1189,0.1388,0.1659,0.1445,0.1175,0.0995,0.0788,0.0550,0.0410,0.0276,0,0,0,0,0,0,0];

These vectors (above) contain 0s and your code is using those zeros. I have no idea what those variables represent or why you're dividing them. It's up to you to figure that out. Maybe the NaNs should be there or maybe they're a sign that something's wrong.

There are lots of inefficiencies in your code including

- hard coded variables such as m = [9.9,9.3667...]; it would be better to load that data from its source rather than hard coding it.
- Many parts of your for-loops (or perhaps all of the for-loops) can be replaced with vectorization.
- Instead of looping from d=25 to d=48 and then offsetting the vectors with 24 zeros, why not just loop from 1 to 23?

In any case, I recommend stepping through your code, line by line, asking yourself the purpose of each line of code and whether it is serving its purpose correctly.

marc
on 22 May 2019

thank you for your answer

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