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Exact Fractions in Matrices - Eddie W. Shore - 02-01-2019 02:39 PM
Can matrices only display decimal approximations on the HP Prime? Say I have the matrix [ [ 0.5, 0.6 ], [ 0.7, 0.8 ] ] and I want to display the matrix in the program as [ [ 1/2, 3/5 ], [ 7/10, 4/5 ] ]. A friend asked me how can we do this? QPI turns matrices into lists when converting to exact values. The command exact is ignored in Home Mode. I had no success with propfrac or partfrac. Is there a command that works like the [ a b/c ] key? Any help will be appreciated. Thank you. RE: Exact Fractions in Matrices - grsbanks - 02-01-2019 04:47 PM
I'm guessing the answer is no. I just tried to create a matrix with fractions by direct input. While the fractions showed on the command line, as soon as I hit [Enter] they were replaced by approximate values. Before pressing [Enter]: [attachment=6879] After pressing [Enter]: [attachment=6880] RE: Exact Fractions in Matrices - John P - 02-01-2019 06:20 PM
It works in CAS with no probs. RE: Exact Fractions in Matrices - Joe Horn - 02-02-2019 04:19 AM
This is awkward but it works in Home: CAS("string(exact(M1))") RE: Exact Fractions in Matrices - informach - 02-02-2019 04:21 PM
Hi!, Eddie : Try by creating any algorithm with p/q Form, as ... RE: Exact Fractions in Matrices - Eddie W. Shore - 02-02-2019 11:21 PM
(02-02-2019 04:19 AM)Joe Horn Wrote: This is awkward but it works in Home: It does... except that the matrix is one line. I'm surprised that QPI does not make all the entries of a matrices in exact fraction form. Thank you. RE: Exact Fractions in Matrices - Joe Horn - 02-03-2019 11:37 PM
(02-02-2019 11:21 PM)Eddie W. Shore Wrote: I'm surprised that QPI does not make all the entries of a matrices in exact fraction form. It does, but it also converts the matrix into a list of lists, because Home does not support symbolic matrices, only matrices of reals. So if you want a symbolic matrix, you'll either have to do it in CAS (or a CAS program), or convert the symbolic matrix into a form that Home can tolerate, such as a list of lists or a string. I personally like the QPI solution, even though its accuracy cannot be tuned as finely as the 'exact' function can. Disclaimer: I *think* the above is correct, but I've almost entirely given up trying to learn how to use the HP Prime. Attempting to wrap one's brain around a constantly-moving target which is also a shape-shifter surrounded by an intermittent cloaking device is painful. RE: Exact Fractions in Matrices - rprosperi - 02-04-2019 02:20 AM
(02-03-2019 11:37 PM)Joe Horn Wrote: Disclaimer: I *think* the above is correct, but I've almost entirely given up trying to learn how to use the HP Prime. Attempting to wrap one's brain around a constantly-moving target which is also a shape-shifter surrounded by an intermittent cloaking device is painful. Yikes! But there is good news here, as this is almost certainly the first time I discovered something about an HP machine before Joe did... RE: Exact Fractions in Matrices - Eddie W. Shore - 02-04-2019 02:04 PM
I would love to have a program command that works like the [a b/c] key. RE: Exact Fractions in Matrices - cdmackay - 02-04-2019 02:40 PM
Is it my imagination or is QPI() not documented anywhere (other than in the Toolbox Catlg)? I can't find it in the User Guide. RE: Exact Fractions in Matrices - Joe Horn - 02-05-2019 02:13 AM
(02-04-2019 02:40 PM)cdmackay Wrote: Is it my imagination or is QPI() not documented anywhere (other than in the Toolbox Catlg)? I can't find it in the User Guide. Correct. Like many other recently-added functions (including my favorites, dfc and dfc2f), QPI has not yet been added to the User Guide. RE: Exact Fractions in Matrices - cdmackay - 02-05-2019 03:26 PM
(02-05-2019 02:13 AM)Joe Horn Wrote:(02-04-2019 02:40 PM)cdmackay Wrote: Is it my imagination or is QPI() not documented anywhere (other than in the Toolbox Catlg)? I can't find it in the User Guide. <scrambles to look those upâ€¦> thanks Joe. Some time ago someone posted a nice HTML version of the help file, which I downloaded. Sadly I can't remember whence it came, but it's the only doc I have that mentions QPI, and it's a lot easier to search than the one on the calc, even with the emulator. RE: Exact Fractions in Matrices - chromos - 02-06-2019 05:35 AM
(02-05-2019 03:26 PM)cdmackay Wrote: Some time ago someone posted a nice HTML version of the help file, which I downloaded. Sadly I can't remember whence it came... Did you mean this thread? RE: Exact Fractions in Matrices - cdmackay - 02-06-2019 02:39 PM
(02-06-2019 05:35 AM)chromos Wrote:(02-05-2019 03:26 PM)cdmackay Wrote: Some time ago someone posted a nice HTML version of the help file, which I downloaded. Sadly I can't remember whence it came... oh! It was TimW, how embarrassing for me to forget. Yes, that was it, thanks very much indeed. edit: and your version too, thanks! |