This is documentation for Mathematica 7, which was
based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.
 Constructing Matrices Mathematica provides a range of methods for representing and constructing matrices. Especially powerful are symbolic representations, in terms of symbolic systems of equations, symbolic sparse or banded matrices, and symbolic geometric transformations. Table — construct a matrix from an expression Array — construct a matrix from a function CoefficientArrays — construct a matrix from a system of equations      SparseArray — construct a sparse matrix from positions and values Normal — convert a sparse matrix to ordinary form Band — give values on any collection of bands, for tridiagonal etc. matrices      ArrayFlatten — flatten a matrix of matrices to make a block matrix Partition — partition a list to make a matrix Join — join several matrices to make a matrix PadLeft, PadRight — pad out a ragged array to make a matrix ArrayPad — add padding around a matrix      TUTORIALS Constructing Matrices Vectors and Matrices Applying Functions Repeatedly Building Lists from Functions MORE ABOUT Constructing Lists List Manipulation Tensors