# what is the difference between a vector and a matrix?

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JohnS
on 24 Jan 2015

Answered: Walter Roberson
on 8 Jul 2021

what is the difference between a vector and a matrix?

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Matz Johansson Bergström
on 24 Jan 2015

Edited: Matz Johansson Bergström
on 24 Jan 2015

A matrix is simply a rectangular array of numbers and a vector is a row (or column) of a matrix.

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Matz Johansson Bergström
on 24 Jan 2015

Well spotted. The parentheses in the wiki URL was coded wrong. Fixed it now.

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