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Topic review - Reduced Row Echelon Form
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  Post subject:  Re: Reduced Row Echelon Form  Reply with quote
According to my definition in a reduced row echelon form the leading terms should all be one, and the remaining entries in the same column should be zero.
In the case of your example:

matrix m[4][3]=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12;

Desired output is:

1 0 -1
0 1 2
0 0 0
0 0 0
Post Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:42 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Reduced Row Echelon Form  Reply with quote
ring R=0,x,dp;
matrix m[4][3]=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12;
list L=ludecomp (m);
1,2, 3,
0,0, 0,
0,0, 0 

Post Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:05 am
  Post subject:  ludecomp  Reply with quote
Hi Hannes,
I had actually had a look at the function you suggested before I posted my original message. However, I don't know how that decomposition can be used to get the reduced row echelon form. Can you please elaborate? Thanks.
Post Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:29 pm
  Post subject:  Re: Reduced Row Echelon Form  Reply with quote
Post Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:27 am
  Post subject:  My code for the Reduced Row Echelon Form  Reply with quote
Hi all,
I have written a code to implement conversion to the reduced row echelon form.
I used the Groebner Basis approach, which is most probably not the smartest way.
One needs to set the correct number of ring variables manually in the code, and of course, enter the matrix.
In case the number of rows of output is smaller than the number of rows of the matrix, those rows are all zero.

ring r=0,(x(1..4)),dp;    //number of variables must be the same as the number of columns of the matrix for which we want the reduced row echelon form

matrix m[4][4]=16,2,3,13,5,11,10,8,9,7,6,12,4,14,15,1; //enter an arbitrary matrix here


int nr=nrows(m);
int nc=ncols(m);
int j;
int k;
kill j;
kill k;

matrix ONES[nc][1];
for(int j=1;j<=nc;j=j+1){ONES[j,1]=1;};
kill j;

ideal i=m*ONES;
ideal g=std(i);
int L=size(g);
for(int j=1;j<=L;j=j+1) {g[j]=g[j]/leadcoef(g[j]);} // set the coefficients of the leading terms to unity
kill j;

matrix RREF[L][nc];
int k;
int j;
for (j=L;j>0;j=j-1){for (k=1;k<=nc;k=k+1){RREF[j,k]=jet(g[L+1-j]/x(k),0);}};

print("RREF=");print(RREF);print("RREF is the Reduced Row Echelon Form of the matrix m")

A) Do you think this code is correct? I have double-checked a few matrices with MATLAB and it seems to be OK.
B)Any suggestion how to improve my code?
Post Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:09 am
  Post subject:  Reduced Row Echelon Form  Reply with quote
Hi all,
how can one get the "Reduced Row Echelon Form" of a matrix in Singular, please?

example: (input is a 4x3 matrix)

[1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
10 11 12]

desired output=
[1 0 -1
0 1 2
0 0 0
0 0 0]
Post Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:27 pm

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