# sumouter

From spatstat v1.23-2
by Adrian Baddeley

##### Compute Quadratic Forms

Calculates certain quadratic forms of matrices.

- Keywords
- array

##### Usage

```
sumouter(x, w)
quadform(x, v)
```

##### Arguments

- x
- A matrix, whose rows are the vectors in the quadratic form.
- w
- Vector of weights
- v
- Matrix determining the quadratic form

##### Details

The matrix `x`

will be interpreted as a collection of row vectors.
The command `sumouter`

computes the sum of the outer
products of these vectors, weighted by the entries of `w`

:
$$M = \sum_i w_i x_i x_i^\top$$
where the sum is over all rows of `x`

(after removing any rows containing `NA`

or other non-finite values).
The result is a $p \times p$ matrix where
`p = ncol(x)`

.
The command `quadform`

evaluates the quadratic form, defined by
the matrix `v`

, for each of the row vectors of `x`

:
$$y_i = x_i V x_i^\top$$
The result `y`

is a numeric vector of length `n`

where
`n = nrow(x)`

. If `x[i,]`

contains `NA`

or
other non-finite values, then `y[i] = NA`

.

##### Value

- A vector or matrix.

##### Examples

```
x <- matrix(1:12, 4, 3)
dimnames(x) <- list(c("Wilma", "Fred", "Barney", "Betty"), letters[1:3])
x
w <- 4:1
sumouter(x, w)
v <- matrix(1, 3, 3)
quadform(x, v)
# See what happens with NA's
x[3,2] <- NA
sumouter(x, w)
quadform(x, v)
```

*Documentation reproduced from package spatstat, version 1.23-2, License: GPL (>= 2)*

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