Questions on the manipulation of matrices in Mathematica.

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Fast method to select matrix elements based on a vector of positions

There is an operation for which I have long wanted to find a better solution. Let: a be a matrix of dimensions $m\times n$ ...
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How to solve an operator form of an integral equation by iteration method?

How I can obtain the $n^{th}$ approximation of the following Operator form integral equation? $F(t)=A(t)+\int_0^tds B(s)F(s)$, where $A(t)=\bigg{(}\begin{matrix}t&0\\Cos(t)&1 ...
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How to input and output partitioned matrices that show partitions and compute as normal?

I want to demonstrate multiplication of partitioned matrices as in the example here. Using the Insert Menu, you can build a matrix and draw lines between rows and columns. However, I want to be able ...
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Collect the lists

I have a list of lists from which I pick out the positions of the number 1 and then print out these positions for each list. I am having some trouble collecting what I am printing into a list / matrix ...
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Why won't Mathematica obtain eigenvectors for this symmetric matrix?

The matrix is a real symmetric 4x4: ...
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Binarizing a matrix

I have an image with a few bright pixels with the remaining ones very dark. The difference is in orders of magnitude. I want to binarize this matrix (corresponding to the image) making all values ...
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Speeding Up Replacing of Labels in Large Matrix?

I am Mathematica novice and am trying to find a fast way to replace labels in some rather large matrices (512x512 or 1024x1024) that have resulted from segmenting images with WatershedComponents or ...
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deleteduplicates Delete elements of a list [duplicate]

I have a math problem about Mathematica, I am looking help from you. I hope that you could help me. The Math Problem: list= { {0,0,1},{1,0,0},{0,1,0} ,{1,2,3}}; ...
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How to plot a graph from it's incidence matrix?

I'm using Mathematica v9 and am trying to draw a graph by using it's incidence graph, but it won't draw it, which occurs an error "is not a valid incidence matrix.". But I've checked my matrix, and ...
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All possible pairs of two items

I have 4 different items {1, 2, 3, 4}. I want to obtain all possible pairs of two of the items. I have written: ...
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Is there an easy way to divide a matrix into four blocks?

I often get a data table with column names and row names. For example: ...
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Inverting matrix of unknown size

I have a matrix that has a variable number of columns and rows (but it is always square). The matrix is: $$ \Gamma = \begin{bmatrix} \Theta & 0 & 0 & 0 & T & 0 & R_j \\ ...
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Replace interior of matrix with zeros

I have f.e. the following square matrix: ...
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How to estimate the matrix condition number in the 2-Norm?

The Mathematica documentation says it is possible to estimate the matrix condition number in norms 1, 2, and ∞. But the 2-norm raises a message. This is an extract from reference documentation ...
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LinearSolve failing to find solution to system of linear equations of 64 variables

I've got a 64x64 Matrix L for which I want to find the solution to the matrix equation L . x == rho. L is defined as ...
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How to track row swap in Gaussian elimination?

How do I track which rows were swapped in the Gaussian elimination using RowReduce? I am doing metabolic control analysis on a mathematical of the energy metabolism I have in Mathematica. I need to ...
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Geometric Transformation not working - degenerate points?

I've successfully used FindGeometricTransformation to project the simplex triangle onto the x-y plane: ...
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Generic Matrices

A multivariate Gaussian distribution for $k$ dimensions looks like this: $$\frac{1}{\sqrt{(2\pi)^k|\mathbf \Sigma|}}\mathbf e^{ -\frac 1 2 \mathbf x^T \mathbf \Sigma^{-1}\mathbf x }$$ $\mathbf x$ ...
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Checkbox Matrix

Is it possible to create a dynamically changing binary $n \times n$ matrix $A$, which appears to the user as a $n \times n$ matrix/table of checkboxes and the user can change the entries of $A$ by ...
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solving series of matrices by simply multiplication

I have a number of matrices {2*2} containing element in series ....so by what method I solve that ... ...
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How to get rid of nested matrices

If I type into Mathematica TensorProduct[IdentityMatrix[2],IdentityMatrix[2]] It gives me a result that has nested matrices. How do I turn that into a normal ...
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How can I reproduce the MatrixForm, NumberForm, XyzForm behavior?

I wish to write a function like MatrixForm, that affect only display but not evaluation, i.e. a function that automatically is stripped away from output. More ...
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references in a nested matrix

I have a nested matrix n: ...
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Efficient way to build a certain quadratic matrix

For odd n I'm looking for a short and swift way to construct with (f.e.) n = 3 n = 11 ...
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How get eigenvectors without phase jump?

I'm using Eigenvectors to get the eigenvectors for some matrixes, but the eigenvectors seems to have some phase jump. Here is an example: Say we have a 2 by 2 ...
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Output of mathematica. Quaternion to Matrix

If I have the following instructions: How will it be the output/how will it appears in Mathematica? something like this: I can't recognize the output in mathematica... How can I do to appear ...
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Bug in PositiveDefiniteMatrixQ?

Fixed in 10.1.0. Exists in at least 9.0.1 -- 10.0.2. This seems like a bug in PositiveDefiniteMatrixQ to me: ...
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How to sequentially select, from a large set of tuples (of matrices), those with a certain property

I'm interested in finding a computationally efficient way for selecting all tuples of matrices which have a certain property. The property I'm interested in is that I want the column sum, of f[the ...
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Comparison Operation for Nested Matrices

I have a nested matrix n as bellow ...
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Creating function with matrix argument

I am completely new to programming, so I apologize in advance for a stupid question. I want to program an algorithm for computing invariant factors of a finitely generated abelian group, so in ...
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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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Insert all elements from one matrix into another

I have two matrices $A$ and $B$ which are the same size. Each element of $A$ is a list of numbers. Each element of $B$ is just a number. How do I insert each element of $B$ into the corresponding list ...
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How to power-series expand determinants?

Say $g$ is a matrix which is given as, $g = g_0 + xg_2 + x^2 g_4 .. +x^{d/2 -1}g_{d-2}+ x^{d/2}(g_d + h_d(log (x)))$ where $d$ is an even number and each $g_i$ is a matrix (same dimension as $g$) and ...
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Matrix operations performed with column-vectors

We have 3 matrices: m1, m2 and b. We want to apply matrix operations (dot or sum) in a ...
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Measures of association, Concordant and Discordant

I want to calculate concordant and discordant pairs on nx2 tables. ...
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Creating nested matrix using random integers

How do i create 15x2 matrix with 2x2 random integer elements? My code only returned identical 2x2 elements:
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Longest path in 0/1 matrix

I have a matrix of 0's and 1's forming a number of disjoint paths:   I would like to find the lengths of the paths, and from that "spectrum," the longest length (in the above example: 27, ...
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Inverse of a restriction of a non-invertible matrix

Let $A∈R^{4×4}$ be a non-invertible matrix, with $2$-dimensional kernel. How can I compute the inverse of the restriction of $A$ on a subspace where it is invertible: $A^{-1}v \,\,\,\,$ where ...
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Principal Components - how to obtain linear transformations?

I have a list "xlsf" with 6 columns and 1200 rows for PCA analysis. The PrincipalComponents[xlsf] gives the following: "The principal components of matrix are ...
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Selecting parts of a matrix via indices given by a vector

I have a column vector of the form $\{1, 1, 2, 3, 2, 3\}^t$ and an associated matrix that has the same number of rows as the column vector, $6$, and a number of columns that is equal to the maximum of ...
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Algorithm to generate a certain matrix

I am looking for a convenient way to generate a matrix of the following symmetric form (numbers could also run from -3 to +3 or just from -1 to +1): Tips, anybody?
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Check every list element for appearance

I'm used to MATLAB so this might be a stupid question but Mathematica is freaking me out. I have a big matrix with the following format: ...
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How to find a scaling parameter in matrix inversion process by MMA?

I simply would like to find the inverse of a given matrix $A$ by the iterative method $X_{k+1}=X_k(2I-AX_k)$ using $X_0=\frac{1}{\sigma_{max}^2}A^*$. An example is as follows ...
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Finding the position of similar elements in a matrix

I want to find the position of the elements which are equal in a matrix. For example in the case of the following matrix: $m =\left( \begin{array}{cc} a & x \\ x & a \\ \end{array} \right)$ ...
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Generating an Ulam spiral

An Ulam Spiral is quite an interesting construction, revealing unexpected features in the distribution of primes. Here is a related topic with one answer by Pinguin Dirk, who has provided one ...
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Graph from binary matrix (not adjacency) respecting the original matrix positions

I have a binary matrix. My objective is to connect every close (without "jump") elements with value equal to 1, but I must keep the point positions, just like it's shown at the image. Can somebody ...
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Create a matrix of matrices using Band and ArrayFlatten [duplicate]

I can easily write a simple Band matrix using: SparseArray[{Band[{2, 1}] -> a}, {Dim, Dim}] where a is a number. Now, I ...
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dropping a row with at least one value larger than a particular value

So for instance I have M X N table. I want to drop any row which has an element larger than, say, one in the second or the third column. I guess I have to do some sort of pattern matching. But not ...