Questions on the manipulation of matrices in Mathematica.

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How to convert a sparse matrix to a list of sparse arrays?

I have a matrix stored as a SparseArray. How can I convert it to a List of its rows, where each row is stored as a ...
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Is it possible to draw a line on a MatrixPlot that would reflect density of row values? [closed]

I have a MatrixPlot with some data and I'd like to draw a vertical lines representing the "average" (density) of that data for each row. Something like this for ...
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Finding eigenvalues in Mathematica: why so slow?

I am trying to find the eigensystem of a large sparse real symmetric matrix, and I only need the lowest 40 or so eigenstates. The relevant code is as follows: ...
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diagonalization function

If we have a matrix m which is n*n, how can I do mm=U^dagger m U which is a transformation ...
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How can I create a random symmetric matrix in this way?

The most straight forward way for me to think about is like this: ...
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Why has Version 10.3 precision reduced?

In version 7.0.1.0 and versions 10.0 and 10.1 the following is produced: ...
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How to find selected elements of inverse of a banded matrix without inverting it?

Is it possible to find some selected elements of the inverse of a large sparse matrix without inverting it? For example consider this Hermitian matrix (as a general case). ...
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Derivative of a symbolic matrix

I need to write an elasticity equations as: {{a*∂/∂x,b*∂/∂y},{c*∂/∂x,d*∂/∂y},{e*∂/∂y,f*∂/∂x}}.{{u},{v}} where a,b,...,f are ...
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How to repeat a matrix on it's side?

I have the following matrix in Mathematica: mat = {{0,0,1,1}, {0,1,0,1}} I want to repeat this matrix N number of times on the side. For example if N = 3 then ...
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LinearSolve on non-square matrices?

I just came across a strange behaviour for LinearSolve (on Mathematica 8.0.0.0). Consider the following definitions: ...
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What's is the restrictions for the function MatrixExp?

When I use the MatrixExp on a general $2\times2$ matrix, Mathematica gives me this result: MatrixExp[{{a,b},{c,d}}] // TraditionalForm ...
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Speed up construction of a dense matrix

I wish to find the numerical eigenvalues of a relatively small (100 dimensional) Hermitian matrix. While the eigenvalue calculation itself is fast, the construction of the matrix is taking longer than ...
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Fast arithmetic on matrix elements

I have a square matrix $U$ of dimension $L\times L$, I am interested in the following quantity $U_{1,j}U_{2,k}U_{3,l}U_{4,m}\cdots U_{L,q}$ summed over all permutations of the letter indices, ...
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Finding most general matrices $A$ and $B$ such that $A\cdot B=1$

I would like to find the most general shape of matrices $A$ and $B$ such that $A\cdot B=1_{4\times4}$. Naively, I just define for example ...
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Varying constant in Matrix calculation to generate 3D plot

As suggested, I rewrite my code to make it simpler and directly showing the problem. Here is a short example. I'd like to generate 3D plot where x,y,z (= a,b,answer) while I am varying a (0 ...
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Constructing a large tridiagonal matrix with alternating signs

What is the best way to construct a large tridiagonal matrix, in the following form (notably with alternating signs)? $\mathbf M = \begin{pmatrix} 0 & a & 0 & 0 & 0 & \cdots ...
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Find inverse of the parametric matrix [closed]

I want to calculate the bellow parametric matric but I faced with this error: any suggestion?? ...
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Create a Pascal Matrix

I am trying to write a function that can create a Pascal matrix. So far I have ...
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Rotation matrix $\to$ quaternion

I found a very good link about quaternions in Mathematica , but I don't know how to create a quaternion from a rotation matrix. Can anyone help me, please? Update I need this: A rotation may be ...
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Repeated multiplication of a square matrix and a column vector in Mathematica

I am very new to Mathematica and StackExchange, so pardon me if I am repeating a question that has already been answered. I am trying to use Mathematica to do the following: u[n+1] = A.u[n] where A is ...
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How do I build a patterned matrix (high-pass and/or low-pass filter bank)?

I would like the shortest code to build the following matrices, of arbitrary dimension $N$: A Low-Pass filter bank matrix is of the form $ \begin{bmatrix} 1 & 1 & 0 & ...
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Need Help Writing (a Pascal) Matrix in Mathematica

I want to write a function $f[n]$ in Mathematica which gives me an $n\times n$ lower triangular Pascal matrix with a row of zeros in between each nonzero row. That is, I want the matrices ...
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Expressing the n-th power of a matrix [duplicate]

My matrix is $\qquad A= \begin{pmatrix} {1} & {2} & {3}\\ {4} & {1} & {0}\\ {0} & {5} & {4} \end{pmatrix} $ I need $\qquad A^n$ I tried ...
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Precision of Eigensystem? [closed]

I was using Eigensystem to obtain the rotation matrix. However, I find out Mathematica does not fully diagonalize my matrix (or say not precise enough). My matrix ...
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Get inverse of a matrix step-by-step [duplicate]

How can I get the inverse of a matrix step by step? An example: Given the matrix `{{8, 2}, {3, 2}}´, the result is {{$\frac{1}{5}$, -$\frac{1}{5}$}, {-$\frac{3}{10}$, $\frac{4}{5}$}}. But how can I ...
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What kind of Arnoldi method is used in Mathematica?

Can someone give me a bit more information about what mathematical method Mathematica is using, (preconditioner, filtering-restarting, deflation) in the Lanczos implementation when I input something ...
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Constructing an arbitrary dimensional matrix with a certain rule

I want to construct the following matrix $M$ of dimension $(N+1)\times(N+1)$ with the following rule (for arbitrary N). Below, in the subscript, as usual, the 1st index gives the row and the second ...
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Brackets around each item in matrix

I have a matrix where every item in the matrix has its own brackets that I do not want. How can I remove the brackets around each item?
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Mathematica's Singular Value Decomposition different from another math engine [closed]

I’ve been working with SVD – singular value decomposition. Things weren’t working as expected. Thus, I looked over to Matlab and executed the following code: ...
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How do I get the inverse of a homogeneous transformation matrix?

I want to get the inverse of this homogeneous transformation matrix: iab = { {1, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, -1, 0}, {0, 1, 0, 3}, {0, 0, 0, 1} } ...
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Simple code to write differential equations in a matrix formulation

Is there a simple code to transform the following differential system equations : ...
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UnitaryMatrixQ function not returning true for a unitary matrix

So I know this matrix is unitary. It's a well proven fact in quantum mechanics and you can even check for yourself on pen and paper, Heres a quick proof: Assume $H$ is hermitian (i.e. $H^\dagger=H$) ...
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Update: Calculate Tensor products and traces with Mathematica

My goal is to algebraically simplify expressions involving tensor products and taking the trace. That is, I would like to compute $\operatorname{Tr}\left( \prod_i(id+a_i \otimes b_i) \right)$, using ...
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Array Flattening arrays of matrices given by rules

Fix an $n$ and an $m$ positive integers.I have some set of four $n\times n$ matrices $A$,$B$,$Y$,$Z$ (where $Z$ is the zero matrix). I'd like to input the $nm\times nm$ matrix of block matrices given ...
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MatrixForm in Mathematica [duplicate]

I wanted to do subtractions between to matrices and I did the following ...
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what do those signs #1, #1^2, #1^3, & mean here? [duplicate]

I have read common pitfalls page and the documentation page but I still don't understand what do those signs mean here? ...
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How to solve for the eigenvalue in matrix? [closed]

For which value of $a$ in the matrix {{a,2}, {3,4}} has the matrix eigenvalue of $0$? How to solve it in Mathematica?
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Calculating products of given length of two matrices

I have the following problem to solve. Let us have two given square matrices $A$ and $B$ of the same size and a positive integer $n$. I would like to produce all products of length at most $n$ of ...
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Incorrect Left and Right Eigenvectors in Mathematica

I'm trying to find the Left and Right Eigenvectors of a pretty straightforward matrix, but Mathematica doesn't seem to be able to do it for even a 200 dimensional matrix. Background: Given an ...
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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, ...
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Encoding/Decoding matrices as integers, integers as matrices [closed]

I want to convert large binary matrices of m x n dimensions into integers, and then to convert these integers to the original matrices. I attempted the following: ...
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Monitoring a matrix with changeable elements as Manipulate in plotting [closed]

If we remember, Mathematica has an ability to show a Psudo-window of plots for monitoring the effects of some changeable parameters in the functions. For example ...
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Flipping random elements in a matrix

I'm still a beginner with mathematica so maybe the solution is obvious, but for some reason my code that worked fine earlier doesn't work now. I haven't changed anything about it. I've restarted ...
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plotting eigenvalues with devoted level coloring

I am about to plot eigenvalues of a matrix versus varyingj's. ...
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Constructing a particular Toeplitz matrix with a certain rule

I want to construct a Toeplitz matrix in Mathematica. Usually it is done in Mathematica using the following command: ToeplitzMatrix[{a,b,...},{a,y,...}] I want ...
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What is the function “oneflag_:0” in this expression? [closed]

The first function Pivotdown can zero out all entries in a column below a desired location. But l don't know the function of “oneflag _0".
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Generate a simulated covariance matrix

I am working on a problem where one of the input variables is the level of covariance between the entries in a particular matrix. To simulate this problem in Mathematica, I will need to feed my code ...
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Computing the logarithmic spectral norm rapidly

I wish to compute the logarithmic spectral norm of a square matrix $A$, which is defined by \begin{equation} \mu_2[A]=\lim_{t\downarrow0}\frac{\|I+tA\|_2-1}{t}. \end{equation} Hence, I simply code ...