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st: RE: Matrix calculation
I believe the problem is that syminv(A) requires that A be
positive definite to generate a normal inverse. Your A is
not positive definite, so syminv(A) returns a g2 inverse.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jiang, Tao [mailto:TJiang@air.org]
> Sent: Friday, September 06, 2002 3:57 PM
> To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: st: Matrix calculation
> I was doing some matrices calculation, but got some problem.
> What I had is
> a simple matrix:
> A = (1,2\2,1)
> and if I do B = inv(A), I got the correct matrix; if I do B =
> I got the following:
> . mat A = (1,2\2,1)
> . mat list A
> symmetric A[2,2]
> c1 c2
> r1 1
> r2 2 1
> . mat iA=syminv(A)
> . mat list iA
> symmetric iA[2,2]
> r1 r2
> c1 1
> c2 0 0
> Is there some reason why?
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