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Computes the row echelon form of a sparse matrix over F2 using structured Gaussian Elimination.


Slinalg.SSEF(NRow : INT ,NCol : INT, Mat : LIST, CSteps: STRING): LIST of LIST


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Structured Gaussian Elimination has the following four steps:

 (1) Delete all columns that have a single non-zero coefficient and the rows in 
     which those columns have non-zero coefficients.
 (2) Declare some additional light columns to be heavy, chossing the heaviest ones.
 (3) Delete some of the rows, selecting those which have the largest number of 
     non-zero elements in the light columns.
 (4) For any row which has only a single non-zero coefficient equal to 1 in the light
     column, subtract appropriate multiples of that row from all other rows that have
     non-zero coefficients on that column so as to make those coefficients 0.
 After performing above four steps we apply usuall Gaussian Elimination, specially on 
 heavy part of the matrix.

This function allows you to compute a (reduced) row echelon form of M over a finite field. If you want to use the first version without the parameter P, the components of the input matrix M must be of type ZMOD and your current working ring must be the same ring over which M has been defined. The second version of this function lets you compute a (reduced) row echelon form of M mod P and the components of M must be of type INT.

  • @param NRow: Number of rows of the matrix.

  • @param NCol: Number of Columns of the matrix.

  • @param Mat: List of lists containing positions of non zero elements.

  • @return A list of lists containing the row echelon form of the matrix.


Use ZZ/(2)[x];
M := [[1, 2, 6, 7],
      [1, 2, 4, 5, 6], 
      [2, 3], 
      [2, 3, 10, 11], 
      [2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10], 
      [2, 10, 11, 13], 
      [5, 6, 8],
      [ 6, 8, 9,10,12],
      [6, 10, 12], 
      [10, 13]];

Slinalg.SEF(NRow, NCol, M);

See also

Introduction to CoCoAServer