[BUG]: matrices - Printable Version +- HP Forums (https://www.hpmuseum.org/forum) +-- Forum: HP Calculators (and very old HP Computers) (/forum-3.html) +--- Forum: HP Prime (/forum-5.html) +--- Thread: [BUG]: matrices (/thread-152.html) [BUG]: matrices - Tugdual - 12-18-2013 08:44 AM I have two matrices: M0:[[1,1],[0.24,0.86]] M1:[[274,233,331],[120.32,112.96,151.36]] I calculate M1/M0: Home view: [[186,141,215],[88,92,116]] CAS view: [[274,233],[501.33,131.35]]] The CAS view is wrong and I don't even know how the Prime gets confused... RE: [BUG]: matrices - parisse - 12-18-2013 02:29 PM (12-18-2013 08:44 AM)Tugdual Wrote:  The CAS view is wrong and I don't even know how the Prime gets confused... It's not wrong, it's pointwise division. One should never write A/B for inv(B)*A because matrix multiplication is not commutative and A/B is ambiguous with A*inv(B). Use inv and multiplication. RE: [BUG]: matrices - Michael de Estrada - 12-18-2013 02:32 PM Use M0^-1*M1. When you "divide" a matrix by another matrix, you are actually pre-multiplying the numerator matrix by the inverse of the denominator matrix. RE: [BUG]: matrices - Tugdual - 12-18-2013 10:34 PM Thanks for your answers which I understood but I still struggle with something. M0 is a 2x2 matrix so will M0^-1 be. M1 is dimension 2x3 you cannot calculate M1 * M0^-1 and even CAS returns a dimension error. So what the heck is that 2x2 matrix returned by CAS? There is no possible confusion, I shall expect the correct result or no result at all. RE: [BUG]: matrices - Michael de Estrada - 12-18-2013 11:05 PM It looks like CAS has done an element by element division of M1 by the corresponding elements of M0. So you get [[274/1, 233/1],[120.32/0.24,112.96/0.86]] with column 3 of matrix M1 truncated. This is basically the result of using the ./ operator i.e. M1 ./ M0, so perhaps that is what CAS thought you wanted to do. Again, you used an incorrect form here, and it's not a problem with CAS. RE: [BUG]: matrices - Tugdual - 12-18-2013 11:11 PM Thanks Michael, good observation. Now at least we have the beginning of an explanation. RE: [BUG]: matrices - parisse - 12-19-2013 08:53 AM I'm modifying the CAS code so that you will get inv(M0)*M1 with a warning for this misleading notation.