Re: [R] matrix "Adjoint" function

From: Reid Huntsinger <rhuntsinger_at_verizon.net>
Date: Tue 29 Aug 2006 - 07:52:55 EST

Sometimes the term "adjoint matrix" refers to the "matrix of cofactors", that is, the matrix of signed determinants of n-1 x n-1 dimensional submatrices. This is just the inverse multiplied by the determinant. As with both the inverse and determinant, if this is part of a larger computation there are often better ways to solve the problem avoiding explicit computation of determinants or inverses.

Reid Huntsinger

Peter Dalgaard wrote:

>"Jessica M. Maia" <jmmaia@unity.ncsu.edu> writes:
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>>Hi there,
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>>I'm new to R and despite searching today, I can't
>>find a function which will compute the adjoint of
>>a matrix A. Does this adjoint function exist in R?
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>I don't think so, but the adjoint matrix is also known as the
>conjugate transpose and we do have t() and Conj(). (If your matrix is
>real, t() will do.)
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