I'm trying to play around with vectors in Grapher.app, but I'm getting an error when I try to A: multiply two vectors (specified as a vertical matrix) together, and B: multiply a vector by a scalar value. Here's my dilemma in picture form: vector math in grapher

Any ideas?

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If you want to multiply two column vectors don't you have to transpose one of them? I got the transpose operator by typing ^T. (That's caret + T, not Ctrl+T)

I was able to multiply a vector by a scalar.

vector operations

In your screenshot, the subscripts aren't consistent. Maybe it's part of your problem or maybe it's just some math I don't understand. This is all on the edge of my math knowledge.


For those who are interested, here is bjz's screenshot of his working version:

working version

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    Cheers mate, I got it to work. And yes, my maths knowledge isn't great – I'm just using Grapher to sketch out my algorithms before I commit to code.
    – brendanzab
    Commented May 11, 2012 at 9:40

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