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### Right choice for a dictionary of matrices with non constant coefficients.

Hi,

K is any field.

I need to store matrices in a dictionary.

Some of them have constant coefficients in K (let M1 be such a matrix), and some have non constant coefficients, say these coeffcients are functions from t to K (let M2 be such a matrix).

I need to get M2 from the dictionary, and then be able to manipulate it as if it was a function of t.

(T) In particular, I need to the matrices obtained from M2 by setting t to be equal to some specific values.

Since my functions are polynomials for now, I have tried doing something like this:

 var('t') sample = {} sample[('M1')] = matrix(QQ, 2, [7, 5, 2, 4]) sample[('M2')] = matrix(QQ['t'], 2, [t^2, 2, 3, 1 - t]) 

But then I don't know how to proceed to perform the task (T). And I have the feeling that there are much better options.

What should I do?

Thanks.

### Right choice for a dictionary of matrices with non constant coefficients.

Hi,

K is any field.

I need to store matrices in a dictionary.

Some of them have constant coefficients in K (let M1 be such a matrix), and some have non constant coefficients, say these coeffcients are functions from t to K (let M2 be such a matrix).

I need to get M2 from the dictionary, and then be able to manipulate it as if it was a function of t.

(T) In particular, I need to be able to manipulate the matrices obtained from M2 by setting t to be equal to some specific values.

Since my functions are polynomials for now, I have tried doing something like this:

 var('t') sample = {} sample[('M1')] = matrix(QQ, 2, [7, 5, 2, 4]) sample[('M2')] = matrix(QQ['t'], 2, [t^2, 2, 3, 1 - t]) 

But then I don't know how to proceed to perform the task (T). And I have the feeling that there are much better options.

What should I do?

Thanks.