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looking for a symbolic matrix calculus package

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  • Subject: [mg31462] looking for a symbolic matrix calculus package
  • From: friendly at hotspur.psych.yorku.ca (Michael Friendly)
  • Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 05:29:39 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: York University
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I'm looking for a Mathematica package to do symbolic matrix calculus, e.g.,
where one could declare vectors (x, y, ...) as having shape
n x 1, matrices (A, B, ...) as shape n x n, and get things like

Derivative[ a . x, x] ==> a
Derivative[ x . x, x] ==> 2 x
Derivative[ Transpose(x) . A . x, x] ==> 2 A . x

etc.
I have seen some packages for tensors and tensor calculus, but they
are way to complex for my needs.

A direct reply email would be appreciated. 

thanks,

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