Search All of the Math Forum:
Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by
NCTM or The Math Forum.



Re: Exact Schur Decomposition
Posted:
Sep 21, 2012 4:19 AM


Unfortunately the implementation in Mathematica is for numerical matrices only as the help text states:
SchurDecomposition[m] yields the Schur decomposition for a numerical matrix m,...
On Sep 20, 2012, at 12:26 AM, Geoffrey Eisenbarth wrote:
> Anyone know of a work around to get exact matrices out of the SchurDecomposition command? Unfortunately, when I pass an integer matrix through the command, it gives an infinite precision error. I know I can run the matrix through the numerical N[] command before I pass it to SchurDecomposition[], but I'd like to be able to get the exact unitary and upper triangular matrices which decompose a given matrix. Any thoughts on a work around, or is this futile? >



