Matrix Power

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Description

Performs the matrix power opperation.

Usage

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Arguments

A

A square matrix.

n

An integer telling the exponent.

Details

Only well defined for integers the matrix power opperation is a convenience function to multipy a matrix, A, with itself n times.

Value

A matrix of the same dimention as A.

Author(s)

Andrew Redd <aredd at stat.tamu.edu>

Examples

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A<-rbind(0,cbind(diag(1:5),0))  #a nilpotent matrix
A
MatrixPower(A,3)
MatrixPower(A,5)
MatrixPower(A,6)    #Gets to a zero matrix