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Generating random symmetric matrix

Suppose first that I want to generate a matrix whose elements are independent and identically distributed (i.i.d.) with distribution dist. This is easy: ...
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Why does LinearSolve return the transpose of the answer matrix?

I am trying to solve an equation of the form $dv=F\cdot dV$ where $dv$ and $dV$ are matrices derived from the row vectors $dx$, $dy$, $dz$ and $dX$, $dY$, $dZ$ respectively. If it helps, $F$ is the ...
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Should eigenvalues be ordered?

When I run Eigensystem on a symmetric matrix, the list of eigenvalues (and so, the corresponding eigenvectors) is ordered by absolute values, which is quite bizarre (it does make sense if you view the ...
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Fast principal component analysis

I'd like to speed up a principal value value analysis. The data contains a large set of vectors with a large dimension. Both are in the range of 1000. I want to obtain the loadings matrix for further ...
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How to pick out terms in a linear equation with a positive coefficient?

Basically I have a really large output which looks like a long linear equation $AAA-BAA-CAA+DAA+...-ZZZ$ And I only am concerned about those terms that have a positive coefficient (i.e. a plus in ...
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$SU(4)$ Structure constants in mathematica

How can I write a mathematica function which will output arbitrary structure constants of SU(4)?
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How to make Eigensystem in version 10 produce the same results as version 9 [duplicate]

The Eigensystem in version 10 seems to give slightly different results as in version 9: ...
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How to estimate the matrix condition number in the 2-Norm?

The Mathematica documentation says it is possible to estimate the matrix condition number in norms 1, 2, and ∞. But the 2-norm raises a message. This is an extract from reference documentation "...
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LinearSolve failing to find solution to system of linear equations of 64 variables

I've got a 64x64 Matrix L for which I want to find the solution to the matrix equation L . x == rho. L is defined as ...
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How get eigenvectors without phase jump?

I'm using Eigenvectors to get the eigenvectors for some matrixes, but the eigenvectors seems to have some phase jump. Here is an example: Say we have a 2 by 2 ...
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Bug in PositiveDefiniteMatrixQ?

Fixed in 10.1.0. Exists in at least 9.0.1 -- 10.0.2. This seems like a bug in PositiveDefiniteMatrixQ to me: ...
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Any command for group products?

Is there any Mathematica command or well known technique to take the direct product between two symmetric/permutation groups?
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How to power-series expand determinants?

Say $g$ is a matrix which is given as, $g = g_0 + xg_2 + x^2 g_4 .. +x^{d/2 -1}g_{d-2}+ x^{d/2}(g_d + h_d(log (x)))$ where $d$ is an even number and each $g_i$ is a matrix (same dimension as $g$) and $...
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how to find iso-cost contours on a 2d plot efficiently

Consider a 2D plot in which dimension 1 and 2 represent quantity 1 and 2 respectively ranging over 0 to 100. Each point in the space corresponding to (x,y) represent cost of choosing quantity 1 as x ...
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Principal Components - how to obtain linear transformations?

I have a list "xlsf" with 6 columns and 1200 rows for PCA analysis. The PrincipalComponents[xlsf] gives the following: "The principal components of matrix are ...
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Control over the way matrix is displayed

I am wondering how to change the output format in Mathematica. For example, I have $x=\binom{3}{1}$ and $y=\binom{2}{5}$, and I want to find what linear combination of $x$ and $y$ produces $\binom{7}{...
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Compute symbolic Expectation of a summation

I am required to computed following Expectations : $E[\displaystyle\sum\limits_{i=1}^N \frac{X_{i}}{N}] = \bar{x}_{0}$ & $E[\displaystyle(\sum\limits_{i=1}^N \frac{X_{i}}{N})^2] = \frac{(N\bar{x}...
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The Jacobi-Davidson method

Does any implementation of the Jacobi-Davidson method for Mathematica exist? A highly parallelized version for sparse matrices would be of special interest.
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How to find matrix exponential using RootSum? [duplicate]

From what I've been able to deduce, Mathematica uses a root sum scheme to determine the exponential of a matrix. Can someone please explain to me the theory behind this? I've searched, but have had no ...
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Correctly substituting a matrix into a scalar equation [duplicate]

I am having trouble correctly substituting a matrix into an (originally) scalar equation. For example: A = {{3, 1}, {1, 2}} cp = CharacteristicPolynomial[A, x] ...
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Simplification of linear algebra [duplicate]

I have a few vectors defined as V1 = Array[v1,3] V2 = Array[v2,3] V3 = Array[v3,3] And I am trying to solve a very simple equation along the lines of ...
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Diagonalization in parallel

I would like to diagonalize one unitary non-sparse matrix of size 12870 with complex number entries (not symbols, this is really a numerical problem). Is is possible to make eigensystem run in ...
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Find eigenvalues without filling the matrix

Is it possible to find eigenvalues of a matrix without filling it? The matrix elements are given by a known function f[p1,p2]. This is relevant for a matrix too ...
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Treat strings as variables?

I have a list of strings, {"x1", "x2", "x3", "x4"} And a list of linear equations: ...
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Matrix exponential via Cayley-Hamilton Theorem

I'm attempting to calculate the exponential of a matrix via Cayley-Hamilton theorem. (Following the "concrete example" from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayley%E2%80%93Hamilton_theorem) I am having ...
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Is there a way to solve the linear equation, Ax=b, in which A is a “non-constant” sparse matrix that depends on x?

I want to solve the Linear Equation, $Ax=b$ in Mathematica using Kylov subspace solver method preferably BICGSTAB(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biconjugate_gradient_stabilized_method). Suppose $A^{BE}...
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Matrix exponential MatrixExp[] vs Sum[MatrixPower[]] doesn't match?

I might be an idiot, but I cannot get the manual expansion of $e^{At}$ to match the MatrixExp[A t] result. For example, I have the following: ...
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Is there a built-in procedure for simultaneous diagonalization of a set of commuting matrices?

Given a set $\{A_1,...,A_m\}$ of $m$ commuting $N\times N$ diagonalizable matrices, it is known that there exists a basis of eigenvectors $\Lambda$ that simultaneously diagonalizes all the $A_i$. Is ...
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Solve a system of M equations without specifying M [on hold]

I am trying to write my game-theoretic model in Wolfram Language. There is only one remaining step and I am not sure if it is within reach of Wolfram Language (or Mathematica). I describe a simplified ...
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Traces of products of Pauli matrices

Given a matrix $M$ of shape $2^L*2^L$, I would like to compute all the traces $\text{Tr}( M.(\sigma^{n_1}\otimes\sigma^{n_2}\otimes\ldots\otimes\sigma^{n_L})) $ for $n_1=1...4$, $n_2=1...4$, ..., $n_{...
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Visualization of matrix transformations

I define the "matrix transformation" here as follows: $\left[ \begin{matrix} x_1' \\ x_2' \\ \end{matrix} \right]=\left[ \begin{matrix} a & b \\ c & d \\ \end{matrix} \right]\...
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How to get integer/rational and real eigenvectors to be the same? [duplicate]

forgive me if I missed this already being answered or too easy. Given a matrix: q = {{1, 3, 5}, {7, 11, 13}, {1/3, 1/7, 1/13}}; Eigenvectors are different here: ...
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Mathematica function Det has unexpected behavior

I am using Mathematica "Kernel" -> {"Version" -> "9.0 for Microsoft Windows (64-bit) (January 25, 2013)", "ReleaseID" -> "9.0.1.0 (4055652, 4055188)" on a Win 7 machine. The file listed below uses ...
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Mathematica program for PLUR decomposition of a symbolic matrix using full pivoting

I wanted to ask if there is a Mathematica program for PLUR decomposition of a symbolic matrix M, such that M = P*L*U*R, using FULL (row and column) pivoting, and where R = reduced row echelon form of ...
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Mathematica Implementation of Householder’s Method

I typed the Householder code in this paper, which starts on page 7. The code is: ...
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How to distribute PermutationProduct over the sum

Assuming I have two elements of the permutation group algebra $a_1$, $a_2$ such that $a_i=\sum_{p\in S_n}\alpha_pp$, I want to define a linear product $\odot$ that distributes over the sum and pulls ...
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Simplify matrix into an upper triangular matrix

I have a tridiagonal matrix that I am trying to simplify into an upper triangular matrix using Mathematica, so I can use back substitution and solve my linear system. I have found the command "...
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Problem with Eigenvectors when given a matrix containing approximate numbers and symbols

I'm trying to diagonalize a certain 2 x 2 matrix, but Mathematica refuses to find the eigenvectors. In particular, when I input ...
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Efficient calculation of diagonal matrix elements

I have a matrix $V$ of size $M$ in which each row $i$ is a vector $v_i$. Now I have another matrix $H$ and I would like to calculate as efficiently as possible the list of values $v_i^\dagger\cdot H\...
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Eigenvector Anomaly

I'm trying to compute the eigenvectors for: $$ M = \left( \begin{array}{ccc} 1 & 4 \\ 4 & 100 \end{array} \right) $$ Both myself and Mathematica report the eigenvalues as: $$ \lambda_1 = \...
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What is the fastest way to obtain the eigenvalues of a Wishart matrix?

I would like a fast method of creating a sample of random numbers which corresponds to the eigenvalues of a Wishart matrix: For M>N the eigenvalues \lambda_i are given by the jpd Where $K_N$ is ...
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Find the eigenvector associated with the smallest eigenvalue, not smallest in magnitude

I am trying to find the eigenvector of a $20000 \times 20000$ sparse matrix associated with the smallest eigenvalue. I realized that the smallest eigenvalue might be negative; for example, if the ...
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Using the epsilon tensor in Mathematica

I'm having a great deal of trouble getting started on a weekly homework assignment in Mathematica. The assignment requires we use the epsilon tensor which is apparently built into Mathematica as ...
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What type of solver does Mathematica use in LinearSolve

I have a question regarding linear equation solvers. For a specific 9-diagonal matrix, every method I tried in C++ (Gaus, GCC, BICGTAB) didn't work (even though they worked for other matrices). But in ...
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Addition of sparse array objects [duplicate]

Bug introduced in 9.0.0 and fixed in 10.0.0 I have been having some trouble with the addition of large (but very sparse) matrices using SparseArray. Here is the simplest example to illustrate the ...
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How to obtain the orthogonal matrix that diagonalize a symmetric matrix [closed]

I have a real symmetric matrix H which is in symbolic form, I need a matrix P that can diagonalize H; also P is orthogonal and its columns are the eigenvectors of H. How can I doing this in ...
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Plot Matlab icon

I started to explore this on a whim and hasn't succeeded yet… Some introduction for the icon is found here but I can't understand it very well. (I admit that, though playing with ...
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Memory issue when using LinearSolve

When I use LinearSolve to solve a large system of linear equations where the left hand side is a matrix and the right hand side is a vector, the process takes a ...
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Is there no documentation for Method in Eigensystem?

There does not appear to be any documentation on how to use Method in Eigensystem, or at least not in Version 9.0.1 of ...