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Warning: Matrix is singular to working precision. 
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#1
Apr1310, 05:55 AM

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Hello
I am generating a matrix which is coming up with this warning. I know the matrix elements are correct though, as I put them in. But when I work with the matrix, the results don't make sense. I presume this warning is the reason. Can anyone help? I don't understand why MATLAB can't just store the data I put in it properly. It is in the range 10^1  10^12. Is it just working to a single power and losing all the data which does not appear in the decimal representation? (rather than storing the exponent). I don't understand how it works or how to work around this. Thanks, Mike 


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Apr1310, 06:07 AM

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It's not clear to me why you think MATLAB is NOT storing the data you put in. A matrix will be "singular to working precision" if its determinant is less than that precision. What is the determinant of your matrix?



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Apr1310, 06:26 AM

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It is not square.
Perhaps this is not the reason I am getting an error later on, it just seems to be a good candidate for investigation! 


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