# Tagged Questions

Questions on the manipulation of matrices in Mathematica.

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 $$\mu_2[A]=\lim_{t\downarrow0}\frac{\|I+tA\|_2-1}{t}.$$ Hence, I simply code ...
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### Make a vector of sums of matrix rows

I have a matrix in Mathematica: ...
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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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### Picking some elements of a matrix and generating another matrix [duplicate]

If we have a nested matrix as: start={ {{1, 2, 2, 3}, {1, 1, -2, 1}, {3, 2, 2, -I}, {1, 2, 0, -I}}, {{3, 4, 4, 0}, {1, 1, 4, 1}, {3, 3, 4, -1}, {1, 1, 2, I}} } ...
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### wrong result of an iteration related to replacement and comparing

We have two nested matrix and a code for replacement following an equality as: ...
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### Conditionally binarizing matrices

I want to (fastly) convert matrices with values that are <= a threshold to binary matrices. I used a call to Binarize, but I don't like the Image and ImageData conversions as they obfuscate the ...
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### replacement in a nested matrix

We have a nested matrix m1 = {{{1, 2, 2, I}, {1, 1, -2, 1}, {3, 2, 2, -I}}, {{3, 4, 4, I}, {1, 1, 4, 1}, {3, 3, 4, -1}}}; we must replace the first number of ...
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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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### Why the curly bracket? [closed]

Why are there the curly braces in the output of DY = {{Cos[ay], 0, Sin[ay]}, {0, 1, 0}, {-Sin[ay], 0, Cos[ay], 0}}; DY // MatrixForm It looks inconsistent ...
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### Hasse Diagrams from Adjacency Matrix

Let's say I have a rather large adjacency matrix for a partial order relation. Say an 80x80 matrix. What is the best way to display Hasse diagram? I have tried AdjacencyGraph and it does a not so bad ...
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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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### Partial comparison between lists contained in larger matrices [closed]

Please presume we have two nested matrices m1 and m2: ...
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### generation a nested matrix with a partly comparison of two other nested matrices [closed]

(this problem is maybe challenging because of its partly comparison) there are two nested matrices: mainmatrix1: ...
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### Creating a nested matrix from two lists

I have a matrix and two lists: ...
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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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### Lift and projection method in Least Squares Inverse Eigenvalue Problems [closed]

I need to implement the lift and projection method proposed by XUZHOU CHEN AND MOODY T. CHU in http://www4.ncsu.edu/~mtchu/Research/Papers/lsiep.pdf on page 7 in ...
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### How to speed up filling a matrix as much as possible in a loop?

In order to find the solution of an $n\times n$ system of nonlinear equations by the method $x_{k+1}=x_k-D_k^{-1}f(x_k)$ where $D_k$ is an approximation of the Jacobian and defined by ...
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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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### Product of $N\ 2 \times 2$ matrices and subsequently solving an equation dependent on the product

I have $N\ 2 \times 2$ matrices, each one containing one variable energy which may be complex. I want to muliply them all together to a single matrix ...
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### Easier way to calculate Taylor remainder in 2nd order series

At the moment I have implemented the code for a Taylor 2nd order series for the function in three variables: $x_3^3+\frac{x_1-x_2}{x_1+x_2}$ The code builds on following expression: ...
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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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### sorting eigenvectors of a final combined matrix

I have two matrices m1 and m2 as below: ...
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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 \$\frac{1}{2\triangle}\left(...
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### Would like to draw something similar to confusionMatrix created by ClassifierMeasurements

How do I show the values in each box? I know how to add the labels. Thank You
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### Chopping matrix elements, real or imaginary

An undesired shape of a matrix has the following form: which is created by ...
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### Mathematica's Solve[] and LinearSolve[] doesn't work to solve a system of equations IF parameters are not replaced

(I'm working on Mathematica 10.3) I have a system of 81 algebraic linear equations with 81 variables (variables are a1 to a81). ...
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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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### 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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### Add to matrix missing elements (for list of time series)

This question is an extension of the 43122. I’ve looked through many interesting post (like this) but (as always) missed the direct matching. So the setting is simple: ...