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Is there a magma function for calculating the determinant of a matrix?

- vish108
**Posts:**16**Joined:**Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:05 pm

No. Why do you want the determinant?

While useful for theory, it is rarely advisable to calculate the determinant.

However, you can use getrf to compute the LU decomposition, from which the determinant is easily computed.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Determinant#Calculation

While useful for theory, it is rarely advisable to calculate the determinant.

However, you can use getrf to compute the LU decomposition, from which the determinant is easily computed.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Determinant#Calculation

- mgates3
**Posts:**685**Joined:**Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:13 pm

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