"J K" wrote in message <knvthf$87h$1@newscl01ah.mathworks.com>...
> > What do you mean by "separate the equations"?
>
> Let say I have 3 equations with 3 unknowns.
> 1x1 + 2x2 + 3x3 = 100
> 4x1+ 5x2 + 6x3 = 200
> 7x1 + 8x2 + 9x3 = 300
>
> Normally in Matlab, you will do this command in order to solve x1,x2,x3
>
> p=[1 2 3; 4 5 7; 7 8 9]'
> q=[100 200 300]'
> x=inv(p)*q
No. Once again you would normally NOT use inv(). The more efficient way is to use backslash
x=p\q
Compare the following
>>A=rand(3000);
>> tic; inv(A)*A(:,1); toc
Elapsed time is 1.956851 seconds.
>> tic; A\A(:,1); toc
Elapsed time is 0.623370 seconds.
>>
> But let's say I don't want to use the method/way that I write. What other options that I have in order to solve for the 51 unknowns?
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You could also do
x=linsolve(p,q);
If your equations have special structure, LINSOLVE can take advantage of this. See doc linsolve.
