Questions on the manipulation of matrices in Mathematica.

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Transform x-scale of data for e.g. MatrixPlot

I have to transform in a nonlinear way the x-scale of some data for a MatrixPlot (or ReliefImage or ...
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Numerical comparisons of matrices

I have a matrix which should be equal to a null matrix. However due to the numerical precision, a brutal equality test with a matrix initialized with zeros does not work. How should I perform the ...
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stationary distribution of a transition matrix

How can I solve the stationary distribution of a finite Markov Chain? In other words, how can I estimate the eigenvectors of a transition matrix?
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Mathematica won't give eigenvectors but Wolfram Alpha will? What am I doing wrong?

If I ask Mathematica to find the eigenvectors and eigenvalues of the matrix: ...
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Creating a random normal matrix

I would like to create a random matrix with the constraint that the matrix must be normal, i.e. the matrix and its Hermitian conjugate must commute. I would create a random matrix "without ...
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Inputting a big structured matrix in Mathematica

Hi this is my first post and this is a problem that has bothered me a lot. Suppose we have the $2012\times2012$ square matrix: ...
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How to extract and replace submatrix of a doubly-periodic matrix?

How can I effectively extract and replace a rectangular subpart of a toroidal matrix, i.e. one where boundaries are connected at opposite ends? Since the submatrix can overhang the edges, a simple ...
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Finding eigenvalues of a $1500\times1500$ matrix

I need to find the eigenvalues of a $1500\times1500$ real symmetric matrix given by $A_{i,i+1}= A_{i+1,i}=-1$ and also $A_{1,N=1500}=-1$ (this is because of a periodic boundary condition used) and all ...
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How to get Matlab data imported with the same dimensions?

I have some Matlab image data with the following dimensions (output is from Matlab): >> size(im) ans = 86 86 3 45 The data imports just fine ...
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How to convert equation to vector (matrix) form?

How can I convert expression a1*u1+a2*u2+a3*u3 to the vector form of dot product A.U, where ...
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Is Mathematica matrix multiplication with its inverse wrong? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why don't * and ^ work as I expected on matrices? When I enter this ...
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How to Solve or LinearSolve $A = I$ matrix equation?

I'd like to solve this equation for $A = B$ where $B = I$, which represents 3 systems of 3 linear equations, for $a, b, c, d, e, f$, without writing LinearSolve 3 ...
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Mathematica for linear algebra course?

I'm taking a linear algebra / matrix theory course and we are free to use any software we want, and will be "expected to use MATLAB or an equivalent" for homework. The professor and textbook (Applied ...
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Pack Solve results into a vector

I am currently using a really easy function to get the eigenvectors of a corresponding eigenspace: ...
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Correcting a correlation matrix to be positive semidefinite

Does Mathematica have a way to "fix" a correlation matrix that is not positive semi-definite? I looked through the documentation and search the internet but could not find anything.
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How to turn a random graph into a matrix

I have constructed a random graph with Mathematica using the RandomGraph command. Now I would like to convert this graph to a matrix, but I don't know how. The ...
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Standardizing a coset table via matrix manipulation

Suppose we have a group $G$ and a subgroup $H$. A coset table encodes the permutation representation of $G$ on the right cosets of $H$. When we want to use these coset tables in calculations, it is ...
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Swap two entries in a matrix

Is there a nice, simple script one can use to swap two entires in a matrix? For example, suppose we have the matrix below: $A=\begin{pmatrix}2 & 4 & 1\\ 3 & 1 & 2\\ 4 & 3 & 1 ...
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Symbolically associate vectors and their norms

I am wondering how to handle the following situation: I do have vectors of known dimension that I would like to handle symbolically. I suppose I can do something like ...
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How do I use a matrix that has a variable?

I seem to be getting an error whenever I try running this piece of code. Matrix12[n_] := {{1, 0}, {0, {\[Kappa]1[n]}/{\[Kappa]2[n]}}} I've already defined the ...
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Passing a matrix as a function argument

I am trying to do the following: ...
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vectorial ODE in mathematica with matrix exponentials

I want to solve the following equation in mathematica : DSolve[{X'[t] == A.X[t], X[0] == ( {{0},{0}} )}, X[t], t] It is a system of 2 ODEs coupled by the matrix A, ...
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Can RowReduce work in this matrix?

The matrix $Q$ with dimensions $n\times2*n*m$ is structured by $$Q=[B|AB|\cdots|A^{2*n-1}B]$$ where $Q$ is an augmented matrix built from a $3\times3$ matrix, $A$, and a $3\times2$ matrix, $B$. I ...
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Efficiently Constructing Rank One Approximations for a Matrix using SVD

Suppose I have a $m\times n$ matrix $A$ (real for simplicity). Then SingularValueDecomposition[A] yields 3 matrices $U$, $\Sigma$ and $V$ such that $A = U\Sigma ...
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Finding the characteristic polynomial of a matrix modulus n

Given a square matrix, is it possible to calculate its characteristic polynomial modulo n? Unfortunately, this function ...
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Prepend 0 to sublists

My question is similar to this one, but my goal is to prepend a single 0 the each sublist, not incrementally many 0's. The file I'm working is a CSV containing around 50K sublists of length 35. I've ...
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Matrix multiplication in Block Form symbolic calculation by Mathematica

I have a problem which requires taking product of two $10\times10$ matrices. I would like to do it by considering both matrices as $5\times5$ matrices such that each entry of both matrices is actually ...
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Best way to create symmetric matrices

From time to time I need to generate symmetric matrices with relatively expensive cost of element evaluation. Most frequently these are Gram matrices where elements are $L_2$ dot products. Here are ...
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How do you decompose a polynomial matrix into its matrix coefficients?

Let's say I have a matrix, $\mathbf{M}$, that is polynomially dependent on a single variable, such as M = {{15 + a^2, a + 5 a^2}, {a - 5 a^2, 2}} and I want to ...
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Computing Slater determinants

I need to compute Slater determinants. I'm wondering if I would benefit from assigning each of my functions to a variable prior to computation. I'm working with Slater determinants, but my question ...
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A dot appearing after a zero, and making the entries of a matrix into fractions

For more info about the difference between 0. and 0 I am a self-taught Mathematica user and I have some elementary questions-- perhaps too elementary for this site, but here they are. If ...
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exporting list of matrices in mathematica

I am working on some problem which requires generating a list of random matrices. So I used the code (actually a shortened version of the code, but it does not matter) ...
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Tiling a square

I wondered if there was a way to automate the process of finding a way to tile a tile into a square. The idea is to represent the tile with a matrix of $0$s for blank space and $1$s for filled spaces ...
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How to substitute numeric values in a symbolic Jacobian matrix?

I have a multi-variate function from $\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}^n$. Choosing any desired initial vector, we can produce the corresponding function value, which is a vector as follows. The main problem ...
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Is there a way to convert an image into a Graph?

I'm trying to convert an image with several overlapping dots into a Graph. The goal is to be able to derive the Kirchhoff matrix for the randomly created "network ...
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Is it possible to substitute tick labels with alternative text? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Labelling ArrayPlot Charts I am making a MatrixPlot. For example, consider the following: ...
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How do I keep the right ordering of eigenvalues using Eigensystem?

I'm having an issue with the Eigensystem command. I need to diagonalize a bunch of 3 by 3 complex valued matrices, but more importantly, I need to keep the exact ...
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Different determinants on 2 different computers

Is there any way to force Det to do itself in a certain way? I've been running the same notebook on 2 differents computer, one MacOSX Lion and one W7 (both 32bit) ...
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Inverse of a large sparse Hermitian block matrix

I am looking for a method (if it exists) for the inverse of a large sparse Hermitian block matrix. The off diagonal sparse matrices, named δ are 4x4, and they have ...
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Constructing a symbolic Hermitian matrix

I need to construct a symbolic Hermitian matrix like m = { { n, a, b, b}, {Conjugate[a], n, b, b}, ... } but I am not able to set ...
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Non-commutative symbolic linear algebra

I am fairly new to Mathematica but I thought I would be a helpful tool to carry out a few simple linear algebra calculations. It seems like an easy task but I cannot figure out how to do it. For ...
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Bordermatrix from LaTeX

How would I create an output similar to the result produced by this LaTeX code: ...
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Trouble using FindInstance with MatrixRank

I'm really confused about what's going wrong with my call to FindInstance: ...
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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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Add lists with unequal lengths together to create a matrix

I'm trying to create a stacked bar chart using raw data coming from a MySQL server. The result coming back from one query is: ...
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Mathematica implementation of Earth Movers Distance?

Has anyone implemented in Mathematica the Earth Mover's Distance (EMD)? A concept dating back to Monge 1871, used to compare histograms and images, e.g., the CIEDE2000 Color Difference algorithm. ...
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How to visualize/edit a big matrix as a table?

Is it possible to visualize/edit a big matrix as a table ? I often end up exporting/copying big tables to Excel for seeing them, but I would prefer to stay in Mathematica and have a similar view as in ...
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Orthonormalization of non-hermitian matrix eigenvectors

When using Orthogonalize[] one can specify which definition of "inner product" is to be used. For example, ...