# Questions tagged [matrix]

In mathematics, a matrix (plural matrices) is a rectangular array of numbers, symbols, or expressions, arranged in rows and columns. The individual items in a matrix are called its elements or entries.

547 questions
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3answers
7k views

### Using a greedy algorithm to find the best path in a 2D array

I'm a student and this is one of my assignments. My professor basically confirmed that my code is correct but all he grades on is if I finished the assignment correctly but not the coding style. I ...
2answers
1k views

### Triangle area computation and linear transformations

I have a task to learn how to write clear and understandable documentation of written code in python. Please, can you give me a feedback to attached code below? I need to know if the code and comments ...
2answers
1k views

### Efficiency and techniques for Matrix class that inherits from Python's list

I have a class named Matrix, this class inherits from Python's list. The class currently can ...
2answers
8k views

### Calculate fibonacci in O(log n)

This program calculates the $n$th fibonacci number, in $O(\log n)$ time. I'm looking for code review, optimizations, and best practices. ...
5answers
4k views

### Matrices in C implementation

I recently wrote a C implementation of Matrices with add, subtract, and multiply. I want to expand this out eventually where I can diagonalize, efficiently square, row-reduce, etc... I was wondering ...
3answers
6k views

### Searching all diagonals of a 2D M x M array

I've started writing a piece of code to help me search for an object in all the objects found in the diagonals of an M x M 2D array. Though the code works, I'd like to know if there is a way I can ...
2answers
4k views

### Counting linear conflicts of the state of 8 puzzle for heuristic

I need to find linear conflicts of 8 puzzle state, state is represented by int, goal state is {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,0}. A linear conflict would be if in a line two ...
2answers
1k views

### Computing sum on column + sum on row + sum on each diagonal

I have the following problem: I read from a file the dimension(n) of the matrix(which is n * n) and the matrix. For each element ...
2answers
962 views

### Generic matrices implementation

I am implementing a litte generic math library. What I have done is to write my generic matrix and vector class. I'm curious if I have it done right so far (implementation wise not totally ...
2answers
2k views

### User controlled rotation with arcBall

I am trying to visualize a pointcloud centered around the origin. I also want to have a user controlled rotation for which I found the arcball. rMat is the model ...
2answers
976 views

### Class Matrix implementation

Following the 18.06 Linear algebra course, I was curious to reinvent the matrix class and basic functionality, like $PA=LU$ decomposition, Gauss elimination, finding inverse matrix etc. Any ...
2answers
79 views

### Rotating a matrix in ANSI C

I have this C program that rotates a character matrix. This is a straightforward rewrite of this Java implementation. Both versions do additional $\Theta(mn)$ preprocessing and require $\Theta(mn)$...
1answer
6k views

### Divide all elements in the column of a sparse matrix

Using Python Scipy, I am trying to divide all numbers in all columns of a sparse matrix (400K × 500K, density 0.0005), by the sum of the squares of all numbers in a column. If a column is ...
1answer
510 views

### Optimizing code from spectral subtraction algorithm

This is part of the code from a spectral subtraction algorithm. I'm trying to optimize it for Android. Matlab code: ...
2answers
353 views

### Utility method to view submatrices

I implemented an utility method that is able to view an Array[n, m] in another smaller dimension [k, l], where ...
1answer
167 views

### Linear algebra module

I'm working on a linear algebra module to improve my knowledge with mathematics and, because I'll need a lightweight linear algebra module for my future work with Vulkan! I tried to keep a blas-like ...
1answer
785 views

### Average of positive and negative part of numpy matrix

I’ve got a matrix of data and I want to take the average of the positive and negative parts of the values. Is there a more Pythonic way of doing it? ...
2answers
3k views

### Searching in a sorted 2D matrix

If I was at an interview, and wrote this code, what would you think? Please be brutal. Time it took to wrote it: 13 minutes Problem: Write an efficient algorithm that searches for a value in an m ...
1answer
2k views

### Using homogeneous coordinates to rotate an image

Currently, I have this code snippet, but it's a little bit slow: ...
2answers
408 views

### Counting Islands In Matrix Of Boolean

Code objective: Read a txt file, parse it into a matrix and count (and also print) the number of unique "islands" in the map formed by the matrix. 0 = Sea; 1 = Land; Islands are orthogonal groups of ...
1answer
448 views

### Strongly connected components, component graph, semiconnected graph and new graph from SCCs

I have written a program in C to do the following: Read a matrix (in file format, first line you have the size, then next are the entries). This is done by the "input" function. Find the strongly ...
4answers
6k views

### Mathematical matrices implementation

As a Java programmer who's trying his hand at C++, I thought I'd start building a library for working with matrices as my first C++ project. I've got very little C++ experience and it's been a long ...
1answer
553 views

### Python matrix implementation

I created a simple matrix implementation and would like some critique of it, for example: Things I could add to make it more useful Ways I could make it more efficient (for example __pow__ or ref()) ...
2answers
42k views

### Given N*N matrix, rotate it by 90 degree to left and right without extra memory

I'm looking for a code review, clever optimizations, and good coding practices. Unit testing has been a visual inspection and concluded expectations match. Also, is the space complexity of the extra ...
3answers
370 views

### Inner product of random floats written to file

My goals are to make this code: faster more idiomatic C++ What the code does: take an integer command-line argument N make a vector of ...
2answers
6k views

### Find largest block in matrix

(Largest block) Given a square matrix with the elements 0 or 1, write a program to find a maximum square submatrix whose elements are all 1s. Your program should prompt the user to enter the ...
3answers
4k views

### Implementing Transpose

I'm implementing transpose in Haskell. -- transpose [[1,2,3],[4,5,6],[7,8,9]] -- [[1,4,7],[2,5,8],[3,6,9]] Please give it a ...
2answers
357 views

### First template class - Matrix functions

This post has been answered and updated. This was the first time I've ever written a template class. I've spent probably a bunch of times re-writing matrix code for different types, different ...
2answers
126 views

### MPI communicator creation exercise

I'm working on an assignment which entails creating communicators following the diagonals of an n x n process grid. I'm interested to get feedback regarding the correctness of the solution I developed ...
2answers
1k views

### Find element in sorted matrix

Find an element in a MxN matrix where each row and column is sorted in ascending order. Any comments on my code? (I added some test cases on non square matrices which I did not copy here) ...
1answer
7k views

### 4×4 matrix multiplication

This is a simple C++ code with a function mult to multiply matrices. This can easily be generalized for any $n \times n$ matrix by replacing ...
2answers
3k views

### AVX SIMD in matrix multiplication

I have coded the following C function for multiplying two NxN matrices and using AVX vectors to speed up the calculation. It works but the speedup is not what is to be expected(some scalar code is ...
3answers
3k views

### Finding clusters in a matrix

I got asked at an interview to write a program that, given a NxM matrix with zeros and ones, prints out the list of clusters of 1s. The clusters are defined as patches of 1s connected horizontally, ...
3answers
3k views

### Rotating an NxN matrix

I came up with the following solution for rotating an NxN matrix 90 degrees clockwise, to solve this CodeEval challenge: Input The first argument is a file that contains 2D N×N matrices (where ...
2answers
190 views

### Reversing a Matrix

I took the idea from Reversing a matrix in C# and decided to write my own matrix-reversing code. Is there anything that I can do to make it even better? ...
2answers
779 views

### Increment the neighbors of a cell in a matrix

Let's say you want to increment the cells around the position (x,y) in a square matrix m of size ...
2answers
2k views

### Compute spherical distance matrix from list of geographical coordinates

I've got a list of geographic coordinates ([lat, long]) and want to compute the corresponding matrix of distances. Distance shall be spherical distance in km. <...
1answer
1k views

### Compute weighted average around a point in a matrix quickly

I have a short snippet of code that simply computes a weighted average for surrounding elements in a square matrix. The actual implementation that I'm working on is not an average (more complex ...
2answers
667 views

### Gauss elimination

The gauss function takes 3 parameters: a pointer to the matrix of coefficients the number of variables a pointer to matrix of solution ...
1answer
411 views

### Optimizing multiplication of square matrices for full CPU utilization

Problem I am learning about HPC and code optimization. I attempt to replicate the results in Goto's seminal matrix multiplication paper. Despite my best efforts, I cannot get over ~50% maximum ...
1answer
1k views

### numpy performance of norm calculation using variable dimension

I am looking for advice to see if the following code performance could be further improved. This is and example using a 4x3 numpy 2d array: ...
1answer
1k views

### Determine if an element exists in a sorted NxN matrix

The point of this algorithm is to see if an element exists in a NxN matrix that has its rows and columns sorted. What would you change? What did I do well? Both perspectives help so I am not left ...
1answer
122 views

### Matrix class with space-optimized triangular (lower and upper) variants

I've written a class for square numerical matrices (of doubles, in this case), in C++11. Since I intend to use this class later ...
1answer
143 views

### Basic Templated Matrix Library

I am a beginner C++ programmer and I have been working on a library to use for working with matrices. The library main features should be Working with matrices (addition, subtraction, arbitrary ...
2answers
97 views

### Probabilistic Matrix Inspection - Suggested by a paper, implemented by me

I have read this paper and I actually found it interesting. This is an attempt to implement the proposed algorithm. I would like to know: Is my algorithm correct by what is discribed in the paper? ...
2answers
442 views

### Matrix Diagonal Difference

Problem Given a square matrix of size N×N, calculate the absolute difference between the sums of its diagonals. Input Format The first line contains a single ...
1answer
773 views

### Matrix rotation algorithm - follow-up

In a response to this post I wrote a solution in Python. It passed all the test cases given, so I would like help making it more pythonic and reducing the almost repeated lines. Link to the source of ...
1answer
2k views

### Normalize Sparse Matrix along rows in C++ Eigen

I wrote a function to normalize sparse matrix along rows using C++ Eigen; however, I feel that it can be improved, and that I am not using some built in functions of Eigen. ...
1answer
430 views

### Linear algebra, reduced row echelon form - function 1

This is a derivative post from here. This is just a general review, so the question is the same: Is there something... That you would consider as a bad practice and why? That is just bad in some ...
1answer
222 views

### The Last Lost Bubble Shooter - a Board game for children

In this game the pieces are trains and you move forward on the track (never backwards) in search of your goal. The players move based on a combination of resources (Soap and Water to make Bubbles) ...