[Maxima] finite fields and gaussian elimination
rzilibowitz at yahoo.com.au
Sat May 19 18:20:11 CDT 2007
I just tried this. Unfortunately linsolve doesn't seem to work and
that is the function I wanted to use.
On 20/05/2007, at 1:55 AM, Stavros Macrakis wrote:
> Though *solve* and *algsys* don't seem to work very well with
> modulus:2, polynomial and matrix operations seem to work fine (as
> long as division isn't involved). Have you tried setting modulus:
> 2, ratmx:true, and working in matrices? Determinant,
> triangularize, etc. seem to work correctly in this case, though I
> haven't really thought a lot about it....
> On 5/19/07, Ruben Zilibowitz <rzilibowitz at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> It is 48 variables and 48 equations (maybe not that large by some
> standards). The main point is that I want to do it over a finite
> field. It is fairly sparse too.
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