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Linear algebra (numpy.linalg)

Matrix and vector products

dot(a, b[, out]) Dot product of two arrays.
vdot(a, b) Return the dot product of two vectors.
inner(a, b) Inner product of two arrays.
outer(a, b) Compute the outer product of two vectors.
tensordot(a, b[, axes]) Compute tensor dot product along specified axes for arrays >= 1-D.
einsum(subscripts, *operands[, out, dtype, ...]) Evaluates the Einstein summation convention on the operands.
linalg.matrix_power(M, n) Raise a square matrix to the (integer) power n.
kron(a, b) Kronecker product of two arrays.

Decompositions

linalg.cholesky(a) Cholesky decomposition.
linalg.qr(a[, mode]) Compute the qr factorization of a matrix.
linalg.svd(a[, full_matrices, compute_uv]) Singular Value Decomposition.

Matrix eigenvalues

linalg.eig(a) Compute the eigenvalues and right eigenvectors of a square array.
linalg.eigh(a[, UPLO]) Return the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a Hermitian or symmetric matrix.
linalg.eigvals(a) Compute the eigenvalues of a general matrix.
linalg.eigvalsh(a[, UPLO]) Compute the eigenvalues of a Hermitian or real symmetric matrix.

Norms and other numbers

linalg.norm(x[, ord, axis]) Matrix or vector norm.
linalg.cond(x[, p]) Compute the condition number of a matrix.
linalg.det(a) Compute the determinant of an array.
linalg.matrix_rank(M[, tol]) Return matrix rank of array using SVD method
linalg.slogdet(a) Compute the sign and (natural) logarithm of the determinant of an array.
trace(a[, offset, axis1, axis2, dtype, out]) Return the sum along diagonals of the array.

Solving equations and inverting matrices

linalg.solve(a, b) Solve a linear matrix equation, or system of linear scalar equations.
linalg.tensorsolve(a, b[, axes]) Solve the tensor equation a x = b for x.
linalg.lstsq(a, b[, rcond]) Return the least-squares solution to a linear matrix equation.
linalg.inv(a) Compute the (multiplicative) inverse of a matrix.
linalg.pinv(a[, rcond]) Compute the (Moore-Penrose) pseudo-inverse of a matrix.
linalg.tensorinv(a[, ind]) Compute the ‘inverse’ of an N-dimensional array.

Exceptions

linalg.LinAlgError Generic Python-exception-derived object raised by linalg functions.

Linear algebra on several matrices at once

Several of the linear algebra routines listed above are able to compute results for several matrices at once, if they are stacked into the same array.

This is indicated in the documentation via input parameter specifications such as a : (..., M, M) array_like. This means that if for instance given an input array a.shape == (N, M, M), it is interpreted as a “stack” of N matrices, each of size M-by-M. Similar specification applies to return values, for instance the determinant has det : (...) and will in this case return an array of shape det(a).shape == (N,). This generalizes to linear algebra operations on higher-dimensional arrays: the last 1 or 2 dimensions of a multidimensional array are interpreted as vectors or matrices, as appropriate for each operation.