## ZEROS Array of Zeros

Section: Array Generation and Manipulations

### Usage

Creates an array of zeros of the specified size. Two seperate syntaxes are possible. The first syntax specifies the array dimensions as a sequence of scalar dimensions:y = zeros(d1,d2,...,dn).

The resulting array has the given dimensions, and is filled with
all zeros. The type of `y`

is `double`

, a 64-bit floating
point array. To get arrays of other types, use the typecast
functions (e.g., `uint8`

, `int8`

, etc.). An alternative syntax
is to use the following notation:

y = zeros(d1,d2,...,dn,classname)

where `classname`

is one of 'double', 'single', 'int8', 'uint8',
'int16', 'uint16', 'int32', 'uint32', 'int64', 'uint64', 'float', 'logical'.
The second syntax specifies the array dimensions as a vector,
where each element in the vector specifies a dimension length:

y = zeros([d1,d2,...,dn]),

or

y = zeros([d1,d2,...,dn],classname).

This syntax is more convenient for calling `zeros`

using a
variable for the argument. In both cases, specifying only one
dimension results in a square matrix output.

### Example

The following examples demonstrate generation of some zero arrays using the first form.--> zeros(2,3,2) ans = (:,:,1) = 0 0 0 0 0 0 (:,:,2) = 0 0 0 0 0 0 --> zeros(1,3) ans = 0 0 0

The same expressions, using the second form.

--> zeros([2,6]) ans = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 --> zeros([1,3]) ans = 0 0 0

Finally, an example of using the type casting function `uint16`

to generate an array of 16-bit unsigned integers with zero values.

--> uint16(zeros(3)) ans = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Here we use the second syntax where the class of the output is specified explicitly

--> zeros(3,'int16') ans = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0