what is the difference between a vector and a matrix?

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what is the difference between a vector and a matrix?

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Matz Johansson Bergström
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.
Read more about the practical details in the documentation Matrices and arrays/vectors.
Also, read some theory in Wikipedia on Matrix (mathematics).

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mntaser salem
mntaser salem on 24 Jan 2015
vector is one dimension array such a=[1 2 3 4 5], but matrix is more than one dimension array such 2*2 matrix b =[ 2 4 6 8 ] , and has some of operation.
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JohnS
JohnS on 25 Jan 2015
From the info I gathered it seems that a matrix can be one dimensional or two, whereas a vector is one dimensional e.g a row or column vector. Thoughts? Gathered this based on link from per isakson.

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Hayden Wineck
Hayden Wineck on 11 Oct 2016
I had the same question also, thanks for the help.

Yared Bekele
Yared Bekele on 8 Jul 2021
Matrix can be one dimesional or more than one, but vector is only one dimesionsl (i.e row vector, column vector). All vectors are matrix, but not all matrix are vectors.

Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 8 Jul 2021

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