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Re: Thread::tdlen: Objects of unequal length

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  • Subject: [mg121884] Re: Thread::tdlen: Objects of unequal length
  • From: David Reiss <dbreiss at>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 04:19:09 -0400 (EDT)
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You want to compute s.t.Transpose[s]  rather than s*t*Transpose[s].
An asterisk is multiplication .  A dot is matrix multiplication.


On Oct 5, 4:17 am, SysInv <jo... at> wrote:
> This problem is driving me crazy. I'm trying to multiply matrices, where one is 1x4 (s) and the other is 4x4 (t) and the multiplication is s*t*Transpose[s]
> Despite this I get the error message that the objects is of unequal length. The matrices are:
> s={{x1,x2,x3,x4}}
> t={0.0284435,0.00395759,0.000211963,0.0357403},{0.00395759,0.0113862,-0.000 199939,-0.000556137},{0.000211963,-0.000199939,0.00118147,-0.00043913},{
> 0.0357403,-0.000556137,-0.00043913,0.0649449}
> I must use double level in the 1 row matrix, since otherwise Transpose[] complains that it needs at least 2 levels. I tried without this as well, but I keep getting:
> Thread::tdlen : Objects of unequal length in {{x1,x2,x3,x4}}{{0.0284435,0.00395759,0.000211963,0.0357403},<<2>>,{<<10>>, <<3>>}}{{x1},{x2},{x3},{x4}} cannot be combined. >>
> . when I run s*t*Transpose[s].
> I've spent hours trying to figure this simple problem out, but without any luck. Any pointers guys? It doesn't help if I change the order of the transpose...

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