Questions on the manipulation of matrices in Mathematica.

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Finding a better way to define a matrix

I first defined a 171x171 matrix containing only zeros and then replaced 18 specific rows with nonzero entries. The other $153$ rows will be average of $2$ of the existing $18$ rows. Rows $2$ ...
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How to handle a sparse array of lists

I have data in the form of a sparse array of lists. For example: ...
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How to combine matrix with array without cycles?

I am new to Mathematica. And I'm sorry for my English. I have created a matrix ($6 \times 4$) and an array ($1 \times 4$). I want to get another matrix that will have the first element from the array ...
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Eigenvectors for a large symbolic matrix

I'm trying to compute the eigenvectors for a 42x42 symbolic matrix (with one variable) in Mathematica. I get the following error: Eigenvectors::eivec0: Unable to find all eigenvectors. >> and the ...
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Making Monte Carlo simulation with ParallelTable

I would like to to MonteCarlo simulations of various regressions - basically, doing OLS under various conditions to test approaches. On my macpro 2x 2.8 GHz quad core Xeon, 32 Gb RAM DDR2 @ 667 Mhz, ...
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Matrix substitution

I'm newbie in Mathematica and would like to ask one simple question. Let's say I have matrix with some elements == -1 ...
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Specific entry of inverse of large matrix

Given a large (say 10x10) sparse Hermitian matrix with symbolic entries, I need four specific entries of the inverse matrix. It seems wasteful to me to compute 100 entries of which I only need a few ...
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How to get diagonal matrix D from matrix multiplication of $s^{-1}$, P, and S

I am multiplying three matrices that should give me a diagonal matrix but instead of zeros for the other entries I get very small numbers. Can someone explain what is going on here and how I can fix ...
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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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Manipulating sparse array elements

Suppose I have two sparse arrays ...
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Padding of matrix

I want to do padding of matrix a = {{x,x},{x,u}}; to ...
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How to find the inverse a symbolic matrix that Mathematica thinks might be singular

I have a square matrix depending on a parameter "a". When "a" has a numeric value (eg 2.1 * 10 ^ 8) through the inverse function Inverse[] I can invert the matrix. If I write the matrix as a function ...
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How to convert multidimensional matrix into regular matrix?

I have this multidimensional matrix: {{{{a1, a2}, {a3, a4}}, {{b1, b2}, {b3, b4}}}, {{{c1, c2}, {c3, c4}}, {{d1, d2}, {d3, d4}}}} I would like to convert it into ...
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Speeding up inversion of symbolic matrices by invoking caching

Is it possible to reduce the computation time taken to find inverse of symbolic matrices USING CACHING TECHNIQUES accessible (if any)? I am trying to compute inverse of symbolic matrices of size ...
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Computing Smith Normal form of a matrix with mod p coefficients

I would like to compute the Smith Normal form of a matrix with coefficients in GF(p). In particular, I am interested in GF(2). I have used the Smith normal form packages for integer and polynomial ...
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Drop selection of columns from a ragged array

I have an application where I need to drop some arbitrary list of columns from a ragged array (where of course the shortest array rows have at least all the specified columns). E.g., given a ragged ...
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Sporadic bugs in multidimensional SparseArray objects

Udate This SparseArray[] bug is (apparently) fixed on version 10.0 ...
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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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Multiply each element of an array by another array?

I would like to multiply an array by each element of another array, and am having a lot of trouble finding a built-in or automated method of doing. Here is an example of what I'd like to achieve: ...
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Fast way to get positions of “boxed” array elements?

Given a 2D array (arbitrary numeric / evaluates to numeric elements, simplified for examples, and can be arbitrary dimensions so long as the operation makes sense, I'm working with 2K X 2K in my ...
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Extracting Imported Information

What I want to do is to compare the relationship between the consumption of say beer and wine using scatter plots where each point designates the particular country (preferably named). I have tried to ...
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Replace matrix with conditions

I want to replace the values of 1. in slot under the condition that the year and month in basevalue and ...
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Define inverse for the custom operator

I want to define simple matrix algebra (inspired by the following posts: Block Matrix Algebra with Mathematica ; How to define custom operators ). I assume the funtion ...
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How can you convert a matrix back into a list of lists?

It is very simple in Mathematica to convert a list of lists into a matrix: all you need to do is apply the //MatrixForm function to it and voila. Is it possible ...
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Implementing nested subtotals

Inserting a nested subtotal in a spreadsheet is a facility that Excel performs very well. But if a subset of this facility can be implemented in MMA for a table which needs it the hassle of its ...
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How to expand the size of the matrix automatically?

I have a matrix in 2x2 a ={{x, y}, {z, u}} I want to expand this matrix 3x3 b ={{x, y, y}, {z, u, x}, {z, x, u}} 4x4 ...
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Contracting with Levi-Civita (totally antisymmetric) tensor

I have an array $v_{ijk}$ which is effectively a rank-$3$ tensor with dimensions $3\times3\times3$, and I need to contract it with $e^{ijk}$, i.e. evaluate $v_{ijk} e^{ijk}$ (see Einstein ...
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Join matrix based on conditions

Given the following matrix: ...
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Conditional Check on Matrix

Suppose I have the following matrix (i,j): ...
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Back Linear Substitution

I have an equation set Ax=b and A(n*m),n<m . To lower down the dimension, I express some vars by other vars, which gives ...
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eigenvalues and eigenvectors without Root answers

I'd like to find eigen values and vectors of parametric 21*21 Matrix and i cant solve the root problem.please help me to find the answers without Root. My Matrix is: ...
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setting real parameters in Hamiltonian matrix

The following Matrix represents my Hamiltonian. m = {{ B/2 - d - j/2 + a, (Sqrt[2]*j)/2, M}, {(Sqrt[2]*j)/2, B/2 + a, 0}, {M, 0, (-3*B)/2 - d + j/2 + a} How can ...
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Why Eigenvalues thinks matrices are non-numerical

I use Mathematica version 9.0.1. ...
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How do we make a negative integer out of a string of a negative number and vice-versa?

Negative numbers are not taken into consideration by mathematica's built-in functions. FromDigits["-2"] Gives me this message: ...
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Question about Map and Total

Suppose I have a list and I want to generate a new list, such that $$ NewList[index] = \sum_{index \neq j}^{NumOfElts} \frac {1}{ \lvert OldList[index]-OldList[j] \rvert ^2 } $$ Can I do it using ...
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Produce a 1-dimensional list of all unique matrix elements

We have some symbolic matrix m, e.g. m={{1, x, 4 x + y},{0, x y + 4x, 4x},{7 x, x, 4x + x y}} and we want to produce as output a list of all the unique elements ...
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Extracting coefficients from multiple equations and generating coefficient matrix

after 6 hours reading about string patterns, string manipulations and trying ..and trying..I officially give up (for now) and ask for some help. I have some unorderly equations you will find here ...
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How to display output as symbols?

I have this piece of code which populates a matrix following different rules depending on row and column number: ...
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Function output of two lists are only diagonal elements

I'm having a little crysis over here. What I basically want to do is some sort of 3D-Plot, but I'm only interested in the resulting values. I have two vectors x and p: ...
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Define a function on a parameter argument set to zero

Say I have an expression (matrix) that depends on several variables. f= {{a, b+c},{2a-b^2,c^5+a b}} I want to define new matrices with the single parameter ...
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Exported animated gif with matrices will not work?

I want to export a list of matrices as a gif so that they will appear one after another 2 seconds apart. I've tried the following but when I open it up it only does the first two matrices and I have ...
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How to select all elements above the main diagonal of matrix?

How to select all elements above the main diagonal of matrix? I need to create a list of them.
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Symbolic matrix simplification and solving

I am trying to expand or solve an equation that contains matrices for a certain matrix, but it is not working: ...
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How do I interpret the Roots syntax when I am finding the eigenvalues of a matrix [duplicate]

Here is an example of my problem: I am somewhat confused by the syntax of this. I am guessing that the #1 is specifying the start of another root? Why then does one of the roots = u + with nothing ...
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Applying a general formula

We are a group of students who are struggling with transforming this formula to run in mathematica. In fact there are many formulas that we are struggling with, but if we are able to see how this is ...
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How to faster map density matrix element to make differential equations

I have a time dependent matrix $M(t)$ of $L^n \times L^n$ size and want to write differential equations like D[M[i,j][t],t] = H[i,j][t] Here is my code: ...
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I need to calculate sin[x] series summation for sin[A] where A is a 3X3 matrix [closed]

I am evaluating $\sin(A)$ where $A$ is a $3\times 3$ matrix. I have calculated it but now I want to check this with a Taylor series expansion of Sin[x]. What I am ...
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Discriminant of Characteristic Polynomial

I'm doing a calculation which finds the characteristic polynomial of a matrix with rather complex entries and then determines the discriminant of that polynomial. For smaller matrices up to around 7x7 ...