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Re: eigenvectors

From: Daniel Heiserer
Subject: Re: eigenvectors
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 10:46:31 +0200

address@hidden wrote:
> This may be a dumb question, forgive me, it's been too long.
> I have a real, square matrix Q and I need to factorize it as
>         Q = inv(X)*D*X
> where D is diagonal.  I think that this means that D contains the
> eigenvalues and X contains the eigenvectors of Q.  Is that right?  How do
> I get D and X from octave.  The function svd gives the "right and left"
> eigenvectors for any matrix.  I thought that for square matrices this
> would mean that it would return X but I was wrong.
> Sheepishly,
> Heber


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