What is the process for creating vectors with interspersed zeros?

Hey, I have a task in my class to develop a code that intersperses the array using zeros.
For instance, if I have an array:

[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

It converts it into this:

[1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 5]

Can you provide a quick explanation of the code to achieve interspersing the array with zeros, similar to the provided example?

Sure, you can use the following code snippet and implement it accordingly for your use case.

Here’s a quick explanation of the code.

  • Define num_zeros for the number of zeros to be inserted.
  • Create an array of indices using np.arange(1, len(input_vec)).
  • Repeat each index num_zeros times using np.repeat().
  • Use np.insert() to insert zeros between each value based on the repeated indices.
  • The 0 argument in np.insert() specifies the value to be inserted (zero in this case).