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 xyzabc 28Apr2009 03:30

C++ project to row reduce matrices

I am writing a c++ project to row reduce matrices. I was wondering if the following line would work to find the absolute value of the largest number in a row?

e=fabs(a[b][b]);

Thanks

 xpi0t0s 28Apr2009 17:10

Re: C++ project to row reduce matrices

The function calculates the absolute value of a specific value, i.e. it strips off the sign, so fabs(-3) is 3. To find the highest value in a row you need to loop over that row storing the current highest and replace it when you come across a higher value.

```int arr[10]; init_arr(arr); // you have to write this; it sets up the 10 values. int highest=arr[0]; // set highest to the first value for (int i=1; i<10; i++) {   if (arr[i]>highest)     highest = arr[i]; } // now highest contains the highest individual value```