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# constructing a matrix in excel vba

Questions:

I need help in constructing a n x n matrix, where n is equal to the number of remaining stocks at time t for t = 0, …, 10. Initially, I have in total 10 stocks, which I will discard one by one as time goes by.

Each element of the matrix will be equal to sigma(i) x sigma (j) x rho , where sigma(i)=sigma(j) = 0.25 and rho=0.2

And the last thing I want to do is to multiply that matrix by the transpose of that matrix

I am really confused where and how to start, and really thankful for your help

``````Sub Matrix()
'Sigmai 'Sigmaj 'Rho
Dim Sigmai, Sigmaj, Rho As Single
Sigmai = Range("b12").Value
Sigmaj = Range("b13").Value
Rho = Range("b14").Value
Dim matrixelement(10, 10) As Single
For n = 1 To 10
For m = 1 To 10
matrixelement(n, m) = Sigmai * Sigmaj * Rho
Cells(n, m) = matrixelement(n, m)
Next m
Next n
End Sub
``````

There are a number of basic problems with your code, which you should clear up before progressing. See comments in code below:

``````Sub Matrix()
Dim n As Long, m As Long
Dim ws As Worksheet

' specify type for all variables, otherwise they will be Variant
Dim Sigmai As Single, Sigmaj As Single, Rho As Single

' Explicitly reference the required sheet
Set ws = Sheet1 ' or ActiveSheet or whatever

' qualify range references with worksheet
Sigmai = ws.Range("b12").Value
Sigmaj = ws.Range("b13").Value
Rho = ws.Range("b14").Value

' Specify required lower bound. Default base is 0
Dim matrixelement(1 To 10, 1 To 10) As Single
For n = 1 To 10
For m = 1 To 10
matrixelement(n, m) = Sigmai * Sigmaj * Rho
Next m
Next n

' return result to sheet in one go
ws.Range("A1:J10") = matrixelement

End Sub
``````

For the

And the last thing I want to do is to multiply that matrix by the transpose of that matrix

part, I not sure what you are after exactly, but `MMULT` may be usefull, eg

``````ws.Range("L1:U10") = Application.WorksheetFunction.MMult(matrixelement, matrixelement)
``````

You could just pass go on the array and put the result straight to the worksheet. A worksheet if effectively just one big 2 dimensional array.

Cannibalising Chris Neilsen’s code:

``````Sub Matrix()
Dim n As Long, m As Long
Dim ws As Excel.Worksheet

' specify type for all variables, otherwise they will be Variant
Dim Sigmai As Single, Sigmaj As Single, Rho As Single

' Explicitly reference the required sheet
Set ws = Sheet1 ' or ActiveSheet or whatever

' qualify range references with worksheet
Sigmai = ws.Range("b12").Value
Sigmaj = ws.Range("b13").Value
Rho = ws.Range("b14").Value

For n = 1 To 10
For m = 1 To 10
ws.cells(n,m).value = Sigmai * Sigmaj * Rho
Next m
Next n

End Sub
``````

a couple of things I don’t understand:

• if b12/b13/b14 are all constants then surely every number in the matrix will be the same ?!
• if every number is the same then multiplying by the matrix transposed will just have the square of every number in each cell of the matrix ?!