Questions on the manipulation of matrices in Mathematica.

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How to transform a 3D image by an affine transformation matrix

I have a question concerning Image Processing: I have a stack of images, which I can compose to a 3D image using Image3D. Additionally I have a 4x4 affine transformation matrix. I would like to ...
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multiplication of 4*4 matrices whose elements are function of x and y [closed]

I have a matrix 4*4 M whose elements are a function of x and y. I would like to multiply this matrix for different values of x and y, say M[1,1].M[2,2]......M[n,n]. How I can do it?
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Does Mathematica store hidden information for matrix objects?

Bug introduced in 10.0 and fixed in 10.2.0 I found a case where calling one built-in function (HermitianMatrixQ) for a given matrix changes the behavior of ...
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Problem with NDSolve and Sign

If c1 cnd c2 are zero, the code responds very well; but if one of c1 or ...
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On a strange pattern of triangular numbers in Ulam's spiral

In this MSE post, user GeMir noticed that, where the green dots are the triangular numbers, $$T_n = \frac{n(n+1)}{2} = 1,3,6,10,15,21,28,36,45,55,66,78,91,105,120,136,\dots$$ in the Ulam spiral ...
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Extract Transfer Matrix from TransferFunctionModel

I have a MIMO transfer function model, and I'd like to know how to perform arithmetic on this model. For instance, to see the difference between two systems' outputs for arbitrary inputs, I'd like to ...
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Huge matrices crashes in Mathematica

I have a matrix of data ~(70,000x70,000). I am searching connection between these data points. I use euclidean distance for that purpose. If it is less than my threshold (that means they have ...
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Finding the position of similar elements in a matrix

I want to find the position of the elements which are equal in a matrix. For example in the case of the following matrix: $m =\left( \begin{array}{cc} a & x \\ x & a \\ \end{array} \right)$ ...
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Why don't * and ^ work as I expected on matrices?

For example, this input... {{1, 2}, {3, 4}}*{{1, 2}, {3, 4}} produces this output... {{1, 4}, {9, 16}} and this input... <...
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Calculating eigenvalues of a large matrix takes a long time

I have a tridiagonal matrix (1000×1000) with each element equal to $1$ except {n, n} = 2. It takes 8 hours to give me the eigenvalues?!! Here is the code I used: <...
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Handle matrices and vectors with general dimension

I have a matrix of $n \times n$ dimension: $$ K - \omega^2 M = \begin{pmatrix} 2\omega_0^2 - \omega^2 & - \omega_0^2 & 0 & \cdots & 0 \\ - \omega_0^2 & 2\omega_0^2 - \omega^2 &...
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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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Diagonal times dense matrix, high precision [closed]

I have a fixed dense matrix M of high precision numbers, say 40 by 40 and precision 40. Then I have a variable vector v of the ...
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Displaying a matrix with integral entries

I have a matrix nxn with coefficients a[i,j] like: a[i,j]=NIntegrate[T[r], {r, -le, le}] - NIntegrate[T[r] Abs[r]/le, {r, -le, le}] I can solve the matrix but I ...
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Function to be used for spectral decompostion of matrix [duplicate]

Can anybody please help in finding out what is best way to do spectral decomposition (or Eigen decomposition) of the matrix. The details of Eigen decomposition can be found in attached link 1. https:/...
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MatrixRank of a large but sparse matrix

I want to find the rank of a very sparse, quite rectangular matrix mat, but I'm running out of RAM (I have 16 GB) if I try to use ...
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Using the Krylov method for Solve: Speeding up a SparseArray calculation

I'm trying to implement this Total Variation Regularized Numerical Differentiation (TVDiff) code in MMA (which I found through this SO answer): essentially I want to differentiate noisy data. The full ...
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Hypergeometric function with a matrix argument

I am looking for the evaluation of a Hypergeometric function with a matrix argument as for example in Koev and Edelman or as showcased in this Wikipedia article. From what I understand from ...
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Matrix multiplication for higher dimensional matrices [duplicate]

I have a matrix like this (myb1): I would like to get the matrix multiplication of each of the submatrix to itself. For example the first 2x2 matrix $\begin{bmatrix}1 & 2\\1 & 2\end{...
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Having trouble translating Matlab `fsolve` into Mathematica

I searched the site and found that someone said FindRoot is equivalent to fsolve, however, without proper options, ...
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Programming for matrix manipulation

I want to write a programme which operates on nd x nd matrices. The programme looks the matrix as a n x n block matrix where ...
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Multiplying three matrices does not give expected form [closed]

I'm having lectures on analytic geometry. I've learned that there is an associated matrix multiplication for a quadratic form: $\quad \quad \left( \begin{array}{ccc} x & y & 1 \\ \end{array} ...
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Eigenvalues function not producing expected results?

I'm running into a strange issue when trying to compute eigenvalues of a 2x2 matrix for graphene. If I "manually diagonalise" by multiplying the two off-diagonal terms together and taking the square ...
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How to get simultaneous eigenvectors of commuting matrices? [duplicate]

So let's say there are two square matrices A and B that commute (AB-BA=0). This implies that there must exist some complete set of vectors that are eigenvectors of both A and B. Is there any way to ...
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Can I rely on the ordering of the adjacency matrix? [closed]

Suppose I have created a Graph[{1,2..n}, {1->3, etc}], and I take the adjacency matrix of that graph. Can I rely on the fact that the i-th entry in the graph is the i-th node in the matrix? Or maybe ...
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How to get Complement function working in a For loop? [closed]

I've been working on a piece of code that will delete small components from a nested uneven matrix (n pages, n rows, 3 columns), by deleting the pages with less than ~30 rows. However, I've notice ...
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Does a matrix need to be rationalized when calculating MatrixExp? [closed]

I have a sparse matrix, L, and need to calculate its exponential, MatrixExp[L t], where t is ...
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Matrix with known entries but unknown size [closed]

I am trying to perform some calculations with a matrix that has let's say size N but unknown, please How can I write this in mathematica?
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Elements inside arrays seem to be strings rather than signed numbers

When I have code like b = Array[Subscript[be, #] &, {3, 1}] b = b /. {Subscript[be, k_] :> Subscript[-be, k] /; k > 1} I am noticing that Mathematica ...
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How to tell Mathematica that my variable is a scalar

In my calculations I have these combinations PauliMatrix[1].f PauliMatrix[2] where f is a scalar function. The result is as ...
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How to invert a matrix with 100 trillion elements?

I have a $10^{7}\times 10^{7}$ matrix with the following properties: it is sparse it is gamma-5 it is almost Hermitian. If $M$ is the matrix we are trying to invert, we know $M=A M^{\dagger} A$ ...
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Symbolic matrix calculation [closed]

I have question about a matrix calculation like $\mathbf{b}^{t}\,\Sigma\,\mathbf{b}$, where $\Sigma$ is a 7 by 7 matrix, and $\mathbf{b}$ is vector of 7 elements, and each element in the vector $\...
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How does one initialize large arrays in Mathematica with a structured format? [closed]

I want to create a 10 by 10 matrix that increases by 1 every unit across like: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11..... Is there a function that does this without having ...
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Challenging matrix sorting request?

I have an application in mind, and I need to do the following analysis, but am having a high degree of difficulty conceptualizing it in terms of syntax. I understand what I want, but cannot seem to ...
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Extracting a time series from a sound object

After importing a sound file, how can I generate a time series (preferably as an $n\times 1$ matrix) which gives the intensity at equal time intervals?
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Unexpected inefficiency when calculating matrix product by Dot

There is an unexpected inefficiency when I calculate matrix product by Dot. The only relevant part of my code is presented as follows: ...
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How do I create a triangulated surface from points?

I have a set of points in a nx3 matrix and I would like to convert them into a surface, so that I may calculate its surface area. The function ListSurfacePlot3D creates the surface how I want it. ...
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Null space of a stochastic matrix [closed]

I want to calculate NullSpace of a matrix m - IdentityMatrix[n]. Normally I would do it with ...
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Matrix Plot: How to Apply color function to only a region of the plot

I want to make a matrix plot where a color function is applied to a region of a matrix. Those matrix elements which were not in the region specified should not have any color associated with them, and ...
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Pauli matrices — simplify expressions without printing out the raw matrix

Squaring a Pauli matrix results in the identity matrix. These bits of documentation (weakly, to a Mathematica-newbie like me) imply that some algebraic identities that link the Pauli matrices ...
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Is there a built-in function to find the adjoint of a matrix?

I've been looking for a function that helps me get the adjoint matrix o a given one, I found that you can get the cofactors of a matrix but only by using the "Combinatorica" package, which I couldn't ...
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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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Why is there a different eigenvector for the same matrix? [duplicate]

I have a matrix that depends on two variables x and y. Matrix[x,y] When I make x=-.25*(1 - 1/3) + .25*(1/3) + .25 y=0 I ...
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How to specify positions in a matrix by an array?

If I have an array of sets of points such as pts = {{2,4},{1,3},{5,7}} Is there any super short command to use those pairs to output their respective elements in ...
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Add values from a list, at positions from a list, to a matrix

I'm investigating matrix assembly and one of the things I'm trying to do is add specific values to a larger matrix based on a list which is essentially defining connectivity of nodes. For example: ...
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How do I store Eigenvalues of a 14*14 matrix in a For loop into an array and then plot that array? [closed]

I have a matrix 14*14 that is dependent on parameter a. How can I plot eigenvalues of the matrix according to varous values of a?