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Re: st: how to define a matrix with mathematical expression

From   Nina YIN <>
Subject   Re: st: how to define a matrix with mathematical expression
Date   Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:37:39 +0200

Hi Nick,

Thank you for your reply!

Does you mean that I should make these derivations into vectors and
then define them into matrix?

However, it's a big matrix with size110*110. Also I want to define the
element "x_{ij}" as

if some condition satisfied, x_{ij}= partial Di/partial Pj;

else  x_{ij}=0.

Therefore, it would be a problem if it need me to define each element by hand.

Do you have any idea about this? Thank you very much!


On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 2:27 PM, Nick Cox <> wrote:
> I think you are correct. If your matrix is a matrix of partial
> derivatives, you have to do any calculus derivations yourself.
> Nick
> On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 1:22 PM, Nina YIN <> wrote:
>> I am trying to construct a matrix with elements defined in
>> mathematical expression. For example, a m*m matrix A with elements
>> "a_{ij}"=partial Di/ partial Pj. Di (Pj) is the i-th ( j-th ) element
>> of variable D(P).
>> I just know -matrix define and -mkmat, however I didn't find out that
>> these two commands could help me in this problem. Do I understand it
>> well?
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