Questions on the manipulation of matrices in Mathematica.

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How do I access the binary matrix underlying an EdgeDetect output?

Applying EdgeDetect to an image generates a black and white edge-detected image, which I suspect corresponds to an underlying binary matrix. How can I access this ...
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Why is arithmetic faster for inexact arithmetic?

I have been trying to compute eigenvalues of a rather sizable matrix A, about $500 \times 500$ (but sparse). I asked Mathematica to compute ...
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Import matrices side-by-side separated by TAB

The problem is 0(TAB)0 interpreted falsely as a dark red square although it should be a dark red square surrounded by zeroes/ones. Import has different data-formats ...
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I need to multiply a series of matrices

I need to perform a dot product on a large number of 2 x 2 matrices that I have defined to differ by even/odd subscripts (Ex: D-odd=x but D-even=y). The $\Pi$ function will not work because it does ...
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How to normalize parts of matrix elements?

To normalize the last 2 or more columns of a matrix, ...
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Solve equations real and imaginary part separately

For my system of equations, the procedure described in Solving complex equations of using Reduce works no more. How can I separate the real and imaginary part of ...
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How do I plot Numerical Range of two hermitian matrices

Let $A_1$ and $A_2$ be two $3\times 3$ hermitian matrices. Then their numerical range is defined as two-dimensional set \begin{align} \mathbb{S}=\{\left[u^HA_1u,u^HA_2u\right]\in ...
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How to rewrite this function to be faster: Find sub-matrixes of boolean board which imply a given boolean pattern

I have Boolean matrix A (called "board") and Boolean matrix B with smaller dimensions (called "pattern"). I am trying to find sub-matrixes C of A such that C has same dimensions as B, and ...
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Exploiting self-adjointness when changing basis

I am using Mathematica to analyze a real, self-adjoint matrix $H$ of the size $32 \times 32$, which comes from a physics problem. In the picture there is also a matrix $Q$ which commutes with $H$. I ...
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Defining an Implies operation that works for Boolean matrices

I have two Boolean matrices, that both have dimensions m x n. I want to create a function TableImplies, which would return True ...
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Matrix algebra vs. PrincipalComponents and Varimax/Oblimin

Using matrix algebra I can calculate loadings and scores from the covariance matrix (data matrix is column centered): ...
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Declaration of abstract matrices to perform series expansion on them

I would like to have abstract matrices M and S to get out the coefficients of matrix power series however it treats M and S as numbers even if i checked that M.S - S.M != 0. I attach my code below: ...
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How to find the index of a square matrix in Mathematica quickly?

Let $A$ be an $n\times n$ complex matrix. The smallest nonnegative integer $k$ such that $\mathrm{rank}(A^{k+1})=\mathrm{rank}(A^{k})$, is the index fo $A$ and denoted by $\mathrm{Ind}(A)$. I would ...
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How to use Compile for accelerating matrix multiplications?

I am trying to find the inverse of the matrix $A$ m = n = 500; SeedRandom[123456]; A = RandomReal[10, {m, n}]; iteratively using the following matrix ...
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Matrix multiplication that includes a tensor

How would I best express the following in Mathematica: $\begin{pmatrix}2 & 4\end{pmatrix} \begin{pmatrix}r_1 & r_2\\r_3 & r_4\end{pmatrix} \begin{pmatrix}6 \\ 8\end{pmatrix}$, where $r_i$ ...
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Partial row reduction of a matrix

I have an $m\times n$ matrix (presumably of full rank) with $m>n$, and I would like to row reduce it, but leave the last column unreduced; that is, I want to get output on the form $\pmatrix{ 1 ...
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Fast calculation of commute distances on large graphs (i.e. fast computation of the pseudo-inverse of a large Laplacian / Kirchhoff matrix)

I have a large, locally connected and undirected graph $G$ with $\approx 10^4$ vertices and $\approx 10^5$ to $\approx 10^6$ edges. Moreover I can bound the maximum vertex degree as $Q_{max}$. I ...
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Compute the rank of a matrix with variable entries

Say I have a matrix like $$ M=\left( \begin{array}{c c c} x & xz & w-2x \\ wz^3 & xy & z \\ y^2-z^3 & x+w & z+x^5 \end{array} \right) $$ is it possible to ask Mathematica ...
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Matrix echelon/upper diagonal form

Is there a way to find the echelon form of a matrix in Mathematica? I see there is a function to find the reduced echelon form, RowReduce[], but I can't see ...
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Defining and Solving Systems of Equations Using Matrix Tables

I've defined a system of equations, but I been unable to get Mathematica to solve for the individual variables created by matrix tables. ...
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changing a symbol into a function variable

Struggled for a while on this problem and hopefully you can help... I have a mathematical expression that currently has a symbol where I used to have a function variable. How do I make the symbol ...
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Why does my matrix lose rank?

I want to check the rank of a matrix for observability, but Mathematica loses a rank if the matrix contains very large numbers. Let's say my matrix is ...
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Computing distance matrix for a list

Using functional programming in Mathematica, how can I compute a distance matrix for every element in a list of matrices... The distance would be computed between the item in the list and a "target ...
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Eigenvalues and Determinant of a large matrix

Can anybody kindly explain to me what is going wrong regarding a simple problem I have? I can find the eigenvalues of a large matrix using Eigenvalues[], but when I ...
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Is there a built in function to obtain the back diagonal of a matrix?

Given the following matrix: m = Array[Subscript[a, #, #2] &, {4, 4}] how can I find the skew diagonal or anti-diagonal or back diagonal of the matrix ...
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Weighted Kirchhoff Matrix?

I have a weighted graph and I want its graph Laplacian matrix (what Mathematica calls the Kirchhoff matrix in the unweighted case). Is there an easy way to get this? For example, the command: ...
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How to use a 3×3 covariance matrix to plot an error ellipsoid?

I have a 3×3 error covariance in Mathematica, but I don't know how to use it for plotting the error ellipsoid. It would be great if you can show me how I can do that for the below covariance matrix: ...
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Efficient ways to create matrices and solve matrix equations

I am attempting, for the first time, to use Mathematica to do some serious linear algebra. I would like to solve systems of equations of the form $$U_{n n'} f_{n'} = b_n.$$ I have an expression for ...
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Symbolic Calculations with formal matrices [duplicate]

I want to make calculations with matrices in the form (for lovers of statistical mechanics, is just the first step replica symmetry breaking) ...
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Convenient methods to sum select rows (or cols) of a matrix? [duplicate]

What are some convenient methods to sum selected rows or columns in a matrix? This question Summing along rows or columns of a matrix only addresses how to sun entire rows or columns ie, by level. ...
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Using the mouse coordinates to index a matrix

I would like to "write" on to a matrix using the mouse. That is, I would like to use the integer value of Locator coordinates (p) to index a matrix. Then, if the mouse button is down, write a 1 in ...
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How to get complement from two matrices?

This is a special case of my question How to do nor on matrices? ...
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Define new number set

May seem strange at first, but can you make mathematica change the value of 0 to 10 and 11 to 1 for all occurrences. Let me explain: I'm looping through a matrix and for each element, I want ...
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How to do nor on matrices?

Supose I have matrices a b and c like a = {{1, 2, 3}, {4, 5, 6}, {7, 8, 9}}; b = {7, 8, 9}; c = {{1},{4},{7}}; I want to get ...
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Matrix Determinant

I have an N by N (N>3) matrix generated from fortran. I would like to find determinant of that matrix using mathematica? I could do this for a 3 by 3 matrix. I can also import the fortran output file ...
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Fortran kind of matrix creation [closed]

I want to create the matrix H of dimensions nxn and matrix elements H(i,j). Because of the physical problem I am dealing with, it is necessary to build it in the following not trivial way. I know how ...
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Convert coefficients of polynomials into a matrix

I have several sets of 5 polynomials of the form: ...
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Get value only from Position

If have the following command Position[{a, b, a, a, b, c, b}, b] (* Out[1]= {{2}, {5}, {7}} *) Is it possible to get only a sequence of values instead of this ...
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Permanent minors

The function Minors yields the minors of a matrix. Is there a function that yields the permanent minors of a matrix?
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Efficient method for inverting a block tridiagonal matrix

Is there a better method to invert a large block tridiagonal Hermitian block matrix, other than treating it as a ordinary matrix? For example: ...
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How to generate a matrix group?

I have three $7\times 7$ matrices (with real entries, lots of zeros) and I'd like to check if they generate a finite group (or, more precisely, if the group they generate is of precise order). Would ...
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Speed up 4D matrix/array generation

I have to fill a 4D array, whose entries are $\mathrm{sinc}\left[j(a-b)^2+j(c-d)^2-\phi\right]$ for a fixed value of $\phi$ (normally -15) and a fixed value of $j$ (normally about 0.00005). The way ...
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Replace a specified portion of an array with elements from another smaller array

This may be a trivial question, but I have been at it for a couple of hours and I have not made much progress. I have a 10 x 10 array (T) that I have used to generate an 8 x 8 array (Q). I want to ...
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An issue regarding Eigenvalues function [closed]

Can anybody please kindly explain to me why the members of the output vector produced by the following example are not equal to zero? ...
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How to get the determinant and inverse of a large sparse symmetric matrix?

For example, the following is a $12\times 12$ symmetric matrix. Det and Inverse take too much time and don't even work on my ...
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How do I create a matrix of functions?

I'm trying to create a matrix in which the elements are functions of two variables, but I can't figure out how to do it. Is it possible? The only way I could figure out is to define the matrix in ...
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Importing a matrix from a text file

I have a $4 \times N$ matrix in a .txt file of the form: -17.071 137.567 16.554 0.65 -16.873 136.138 16.934 0.7 -15.397 135.738 16.894 0.7 -14.7 135.982 15.9 0.6 ...
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Solving an equation involving a determinant

I have a matrix which doesn't include numerical values. There are four variables in it. It is defined by ...
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All possible solutions to the Matrix Equation (free variables appearing)

I am attempting to solve a system of linear equations using LinearSolve[] . In my case, the number of unknowns are more than constraints. I learnt that LinearSolve ...
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TensorContract of inverse matrix

Matrix inverse in mathematica If $A$ is an invertible $n \times n$ matrix, then $A\cdot A^{-1} = I$. To get this statement in Mathematica, you need the assumption ...