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New in 6.0: Matrix & Linear Algebra Functions
Version 6.0 continued Mathematica's commitment to delivering the latest and most efficient algorithms for linear algebra, generalized to arbitrary precision and with full symbolic capability. A notable feature is that the symbolic structure of Mathematica has made possible uniquely flexible specifications for general banded matrices.
New Matrix Structure Functions
Span (;;) extract sequences and sub-blocks from vectors and matrices
Band symbolically specify generalized banded matrix structures
ArrayFlatten generalized block-matrix constructor
Diagonal extract the diagonal of a matrix
New in Matrix Operations
LeastSquares solve linear least squares problems given in matrix form
MatrixExp, MatrixPower (modified) now allow application to a vector
HermiteDecomposition Hermite normal form of a matrix
New Vector Space Functions
New Special Matrices