# mpower

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##### Matrix Power

A simple function to demonstrate calculating the power of a square symmetric matrix in terms of its eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

##### Usage
mpower(A, p, tol = sqrt(.Machine\$double.eps))
##### Arguments
A

a square symmetric matrix

p

matrix power, not necessarily a positive integer

tol

tolerance for determining if the matrix is symmetric

##### Details

The matrix power p can be a fraction or other non-integer. For example, p=1/2 and p=1/3 give a square-root and cube-root of the matrix.

Negative powers are also allowed. For example, p=-1 gives the inverse and p=-1/2 gives the inverse square-root.

##### Value

A raised to the power p: A^p

The {%^%} operator in the expm package is far more efficient

• mpower
##### Examples
# NOT RUN {
C <- matrix(c(1,2,3,2,5,6,3,6,10), 3, 3) # nonsingular, symmetric
C
mpower(C, 2)
zapsmall(mpower(C, -1))
solve(C)    # check
# }

Documentation reproduced from package matlib, version 0.9.2, License: GPL (>= 2)

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