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Re: information on Eigensystem

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  • Subject: [mg33582] Re: [mg33574] information on Eigensystem
  • From: zleyk at
  • Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 03:36:30 -0500 (EST)
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Eigensystem, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors in Mathematica (versions 3.x and
4.x) are based on the numerical package EISPACK, or to be more precise, this
part of EISPACK which computes eigenvalues/eigenvectors for general square
matrices. Mathematica does not have a specialized code for dealing with
symmetric matrices.

Zbigniew Leyk

Borut L wrote:
>  Hello,
>  I am doing a comparison between three methods for finding an eigensystem of
>  a matrix, Numerical Recipes tqli + tred2, jacobi, and Mathematica's
>  Eigensystem[].
>  I would like to acquire info on which algorithm does Mathematica have for
>  finding it out? What does she do in a case of a real symmetric matrix? I am
>  asking it because I haven't found anything in the implementation notes.
>  Thank you for you time,
>  Borut from Slovenia

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