Main Question or Discussion Point
I'm looking for a determinant formula for a 10 by 10 matrices in variable format.
Yeah, I got that, but what I'm saying is that the "basic formula" is incredibly complicated. It will involve 100 variables. Surely you can see why that will be a mess. That, combined with the fact that the first step will be to find the det of 10 9x9 matricies. It will be long and will take up many pages.I just need the basic formula for any 10x10 matrices
Well, sure, but that is probably going to involve either the method I mentioned or some sort of numerical method. The only reason it is 'easier' is because the computer can do it much faster than you can (though doing a 10x10 matrix will probably take a REALLY long time.)There has to be an easier way through a computer program.