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A sparse matrix (or vector, or array) is one in which most of the elements are zero. If storage space is more important than access speed, it may be preferable to store a sparse matrix as a list of (index, value) pairs or use some kind of hash scheme or associative memory.
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Figure 3 shows the same recorded interval plotted from the sparser ("prefabricated") dataset.
But the elaboration of this connection is sparser than the title might suggest.
When you go elsewhere, the data is much sparser. That's where the satellites can help," said Richard Eckman, manager of NASA's Langley Research Center.
Femora all straight, margined neither anteriorly, nor posteriorly; punctures setose, moderate, close on profemur, sparser on both other ones; profemur very plump, poorly attenuated apically, nearly 1.7 times longer than wide; mesofemur moderately plump, almost 2.4 times as long as wide; metafemur elongate, about three times as long as wide.
Peskanov provides a lot of fingerings in the earlier selections; as the pieces advance, the fingering becomes sparser. Pedaling is clearly marked throughout the collection.
But it's the sparser American firepower that dominates.
From relationship tales like the gently rollicking opening title track to the sparser, more melancholy "In Brooklyn," Lindsay masterfully tells her captivating stories, sucking you into her confessional vignettes, while offering hypnotic, compelling melodies that make you want to sing along.
This year, in spite of claims of record attendance, crowds seemed, well, sparser. And, occasionally, there was a little lacking in the excitement department, too.
Citing tricks to give Huffman the appearance of a man making the transition to a woman, Hayes explains, "We tucked the wig behind her ears to make them stick out a little bit." Also, since the Bree character had recently had hair plugs put in, the wig looks sparser toward the front.
Other show highlights were sparser than Harry Kewell's chest hairs: Dara O'Briain telling Chico, "I make it 20 minutes past Chico Time"; Paul O'Grady moaning about the lack of grub...
The cause of this accelerated maturation was determined to be warmer ambient temperatures in the drip-irrigated plots resulting from the smaller vine canopies and sparser vegetation coverage on the vineyard floor.
A similar picture is found with cancers other than breast cancer, though the evidence is sparser. Friedman et al.