Test for total unimodularity of a matrix.

Description

Check wether a matrix is totally unimodular.

Usage

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Arguments

A

An object of class matrix.

Details

A matrix for which the determinant of every square submatrix equals -1, 0 or 1 is called totally unimodular. This function tests wether a matrix with coefficients in \{-1,0,1\} is totally unimodular. It tries to reduce the matrix using the reduction method described in Scholtus (2008). Next, a test based on Heller and Tompkins (1956) or Raghavachari is performed.

Value

logical

References

Heller I and Tompkins CB (1956). An extension of a theorem of Danttzig's In kuhn HW and Tucker AW (eds.), pp. 247-254. Princeton University Press.

Raghavachari M (1976). A constructive method to recognize the total unimodularity of a matrix. _Zeitschrift fur operations research_, *20*, pp. 59-61.

Scholtus S (2008). Algorithms for correcting some obvious inconsistencies and rounding errors in business survey data. Technical Report 08015, Netherlands.

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# Totally unimodular matrix, reduces to nothing
A <- matrix(c(
 1,1,0,0,0,
 -1,0,0,1,0,
 0,0,01,1,0,
 0,0,0,-1,1),nrow=5)
is_totally_unimodular(A)

# Totally unimodular matrix, by Heller-Tompson criterium
A <- matrix(c(
 1,1,0,0,
 0,0,1,1,
 1,0,1,0,
 0,1,0,1),nrow=4)
is_totally_unimodular(A)

# Totally unimodular matrix, by Raghavachani recursive criterium
A <- matrix(c(
    1,1,1,
    1,1,0,
    1,0,1))
is_totally_unimodular(A)