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### matrix base ring changes by a complex multiplication

The complex multiplication of matrix changes the base ring.

A = matrix(CDF,[[1,2],[3,4]]); print(A)
B = 2*A
C = I*A
print(type(A))
print(type(B))
print(type(C))


The result is

[1.0 2.0]
[3.0 4.0]
<class 'sage.matrix.matrix_complex_double_dense.Matrix_complex_double_dense'>
<class 'sage.matrix.matrix_complex_double_dense.Matrix_complex_double_dense'>
<class 'sage.matrix.matrix_symbolic_dense.Matrix_symbolic_dense'>


So the multiplication by an imaginary number breaks the CDF property. This is very inconvenient for numerical calculations, because the symbolic computation is very slow.