user3834119 - 5 months ago 36

Python Question

I'm using matrices in numpy python. I have a matrix A and I then I calculate its inverse. Now I multiply A with its inverse, and I'm not getting the identity matrix. Can anyone point out what's wrong here?

`A = matrix([`

[4, 3],

[3, 2]

]);

print (A.I) # prints [[-2 3], [ 3 -4]] - correct

print A.dot(A.T) # prints [[25 18], [18 13]] - Incorrect

print A*(A.T) # prints [[25 18], [18 13]] - Incorrect

Answer

You are using dot on the matrix and the transposed matrix (not the inverse) ...

```
In [16]: np.dot(A.I, A)
Out[16]:
matrix([[ 1., 0.],
[ 0., 1.]])
```

With the transposed you have the result you showed:

```
In [17]: np.dot(A.T, A)
Out[17]:
matrix([[25, 18],
[18, 13]])
```