isSymmetric {base} | R Documentation |
Generic function to test if object
is symmetric or not.
Currently only a matrix method is implemented, where a
complex
matrix Z
must be “Hermitian” for
isSymmetric(Z)
to be true.
isSymmetric(object, ...) ## S3 method for class 'matrix' isSymmetric(object, tol = 100 * .Machine$double.eps, ...)
object |
any R object; a |
tol |
numeric scalar >= 0. Smaller differences are not
considered, see |
... |
further arguments passed to methods; the matrix method
passes these to |
The matrix
method is used inside eigen
by
default to test symmetry of matrices up to rounding error, using
all.equal
. It might not be appropriate in all
situations.
Note that a matrix m
is only symmetric if its rownames
and
colnames
are identical. Consider using unname(m)
.
logical indicating if object
is symmetric or not.
eigen
which calls isSymmetric
when its
symmetric
argument is missing.
isSymmetric(D3 <- diag(3)) # -> TRUE D3[2, 1] <- 1e-100 D3 isSymmetric(D3) # TRUE isSymmetric(D3, tol = 0) # FALSE for zero-tolerance ## Complex Matrizes - Hermitian or not Z <- sqrt(matrix(-1:2 + 0i, 2)); Z <- t(Conj(Z)) %*% Z Z isSymmetric(Z) # TRUE isSymmetric(Z + 1) # TRUE isSymmetric(Z + 1i) # FALSE -- a Hermitian matrix has a *real* diagonal