rowmult

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Multiply Rows by Constants

Multiplies one or more rows of a matrix by constants. This corresponds to multiplying or dividing equations by constants.

Usage
rowmult(x, row, mult)
Arguments
x

a matrix, possibly consisting of the coefficient matrix, A, joined with a vector of constants, b.

row

index of one or more rows.

mult

row multiplier(s)

Value

the matrix x, modified

See Also

echelon, gaussianElimination

Other elementary row operations: rowadd, rowswap

Aliases
  • rowmult
Examples
# NOT RUN {
A <- matrix(c(2, 1, -1,
             -3, -1, 2,
             -2,  1, 2), 3, 3, byrow=TRUE)
b <- c(8, -11, -3)

# using row operations to reduce below diagonal to 0
Ab <- cbind(A, b)
(Ab <- rowadd(Ab, 1, 2, 3/2))  # row 2 <- row 2 + 3/2 row 1
(Ab <- rowadd(Ab, 1, 3, 1))    # row 3 <- row 3 + 1 row 1
(Ab <- rowadd(Ab, 2, 3, -4))
# multiply to make diagonals = 1
(Ab <- rowmult(Ab, 1:3, c(1/2, 2, -1)))
# The matrix is now in triangular form

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

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