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# Re: st: How to solve the matrix equation AX = B for X without using Mata

 From Tirthankar Chakravarty To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: How to solve the matrix equation AX = B for X without using Mata Date Thu, 15 Dec 2011 05:11:39 -0800

```You might want to reconsider Mata. The syntax is no more complicated,
and there are several advantages to doing numerical computations in

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matrix def A = (0.5, 0.25)'
matrix def B =  (10, 0.5 \ 0.5, 15)
mata: st_matrix("C", ///
C=lusolve(st_matrix("B"), st_matrix("A")))
mat li C
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You might also want to read this excellent post by Bill Gould:
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2011-02/msg00376.html

Unless of course you are constrained by your Stata version...

T

On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 4:46 AM, Tiago V. Pereira
<tiago.pereira@mbe.bio.br> wrote:
> Dear statalisters,
>
> I need to perform the division of matrices A/B, and need to solve the
> matrix equation AX = B for X.
>
> Is there a quick way to solve for X without using Mata?
>
> For example, I have the following matrices:
>
> matrix A = (0.5, 0.25)
> matrix B =  (10, 0.5 \ 0.5, 15)
>
> and the results should be something like:
>
> matrix C = (0.05, 0)
>
>
>
> Tiago
>
>
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Tirthankar Chakravarty
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tirthankar.chakravarty@gmail.com

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