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Topic: Re: [mg4253] Help: Column/Row Vector
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Richard L. Bowman

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Re: [mg4253] Help: Column/Row Vector
Posted: Jun 28, 1996 9:47 AM
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On Sun, 23 Jun 1996 wrote:

> I have two vectors x=(x1,x2) and y = (y1,y1). How can I persuade Mathematica
> that e.g. x is a column vector and y is a row vector, which is kind of
> important for their multiplication .

Mma in a sense treats the first level of parentheses as rows. Therefore y
is already a row vector. To make x a column vector, write it as
x = {{x1},{x2}}

Then y x = {{y1,x1},{y2,x2}} as expected.

Dr. Richard L. Bowman
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