# what matrix.plot meanings?

when I run bolow,a graph appears,how to understand it?

matrix([[3,-1,1],[2,0,1],[1,-1,2]]).plot()

what matrix.plot meanings?

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2014-10-27 02:56:52 -0500
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when I run bolow,a graph appears,how to understand it?

matrix([[3,-1,1],[2,0,1],[1,-1,2]]).plot()

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The *lighter* shades correspond to the *larger* entries of the matrix. In your example the black square are in positions (0, 1) and (2, 1), where the entries are -1, and the white square is in position (0, 0), where the entry is 3, which is the largest entry in the matrix.
Typing

```
sage: M = matrix([[3,-1,1],[2,0,1],[1,-1,2]])
sage: M.plot?
```

will give more information.

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2014-10-28 04:43:34 -0500
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thank you ver much!

I have understand by below sage: M = matrix([[20,10,2,-1,1,-2,-10],[20,10,2,-1,1,-2,-10],[20,10,2,-1,1,-2,-10],[20,10,2,-1,1,-2,-10]]) sage: M.plot()

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