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Ran across this:
Has this been seen before?
And how do Mathcad 15 and Prime fare?
Hmm:
This I can check in Prime Express:
No error either...
Luc
evidently a matrix cannot be assigned to a vector. In fact, only the first column is transferred.
I won't call it a bug.
Trying to assign a multiple column matrix to a column vector may result in an error. Mathcad decides against that and only considers the first column of the matrix and only the necessary number of rows.
Its a matter of taste if you find that this an irritation behaviour or consider it a feature.
BTW, which values did you expect A and B to hold after the assignment? Row vectors?
Keep in mind that a matrix is NOT a vector of row vectors!
In fact, I was expecting an error message. Why do I get an error message on trying to transpose a scalar, and not on this? This can make expressions appear to work, but in fact work in mysterious ways. So I think an error message is due here.
Luc
I overlooked that you had already written that you expected an error in your initial post.
Nevertheless, as already written, I consider it a matter of personal taste if you think that it must yield an error.
Trying to transpose a scalar sure is not possible as a scalar is not a 1x1 matrix, but assigning a matrix to another matrix, even if the source is larger, may make sense. Its not necessarily wrong for a software if it simply ignores the superfluous values.
You may see it as a way to get the upper left submatrix of a larger matrix 😉
Pardon