This program transforms a matrix into row reduced echelon form. This means the program will calculate determinants and inverses and will solve systems of equations.\(\) Bits and pieces of this code originates PPC ROM Module [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8] released by the international group People Programming Computers on December 1981. There the routine is known as RRM.
Method
A single routine calculates the row reduced echelon form. It handles the three matrix problems individually or simultaneously. It uses a technique known as partial pivoting with helps reduce roundoff error.
The only limitation on the size of the matrices is the number of available data registers. The size can be increased by running MA in extended memory [9].
Instructions
The subroutines of the program map to the top row of keys on the USER keyboard.
Key functions:
operation  key  description 
NEW  ∑+  Enter a new Matrix 
VIEW  1/x  View a matrix 
(y,x)  √x  Recall (y,x) 
SOLVE  LOG  Solve the matrix 
Det  LN  Show the determinant of the square coefficient matrix 
Start by GTO “MA” and enabling the USER keyboard. Enter a new matrix using NEW. It will prompt with (r,c)?
for each of the coefficients at row r and column c. After entering the coefficients, you press
 VIEW to review the matrix. The number of decimal places shown is controlled by R05.
 row ENTER column (y,x) to inspect any particular coefficient. The program will show the register number, followed by the coefficient. Knowing the register number allows you to change the coefficient directly.
 SOLVE, to solve the matrix. After solving the matrix, press VIEW to view the result, Det to view the determinant of the square matrix. If zero, the system of equations may have no solutions or an infinite number of solutions.
Examples
Three examples illustrate the use of MA
. You may have to claim some memory using at least “SIZE 031”.
Solve a system of equations
We start with problem 1 from the PPC ROM Users Manual. Solve the system of equations as shown below.
Use the calculator to determine the row reduced echelon form.
Keystrokes  Display 

GTO “MA”  
USER  
NEW  REG.? 
10 R/S  R^C 
3 ENTER 4 R/S  (1,1)=? 
5 CHS R/S  (1,2)=? 
10 R/S  : 
:  (3,4)=? 
13 R/S  13 
SOLVE  beep 
Det  D=150 
VIEW  (1,1)=1.000 
(1,2)=0.000  
:  
(3,4)=1.000 
In other words the solution is
Inverse of matrix
Moving on to problem 2: find the inverse matrix by augmenting the original matrix by an identity matrix.
Enter the matrix similar to our first example. After solving it, the identify matrix will be on the left, and the inverse matrix in the right square.
In other words the inverse matrix is as shown below.
Solve system of equations, find the inverse of the coefficient matrix
Akin to problem 3 in the PPC ROM Manual.
Enter the coefficient matrix augmented by both the identity matrix and the final column of constants.
The calculator will show the answer as shown below.
The inverse of the original matrix is in the middle.
The last column contains the solutions of the system of equations.
Source code
 Requires: XFunctions module on the HP41cv
 Available as source code, raw for the V41 emulator or bar code for the HP Wand (HP82153A)
 The program takes 442 bytes, 4 magnetic tracks.
 For line by line comments refer to [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8].
 Minimum SIZE 31.
Listing
Available through the repository
01 LBL "MA" 02 LBL D 03 CLA 04 AVIEW 05 . ; store a 1 in R01 for the determinant 06 STO 03 07 STO 04 08 SIGN 09 STO 01 10 SF 10 ; for the BX routine 11 LBL 05 ; make R03 and R04 point to the next pivot position 12 ISG 03 13 LBL 06 14 ISG 04 15 "" 16 RCL 08 ; determine when the program ends by checking if 17 RCL 04 ; either a row or column boundary has been crossed. 18 X>Y? 19 GTO E 20 RCL 09 21 RCL 03 22 X>Y? 23 GTO E 24 RCL 04 ; set up the block control word for BX 25 XEQ 17 ; matrix (i,j) to register address 26 X<> Z 27 XEQ 17 ; matrix (i,j) to register address 28 E3 29 / 30 + 31 RCL 08 32 E5 33 / 34 + 35 XEQ 18 ; find the pivot number and check if all the remaining 36 RCL IND M ; column entries are zero in which case the determinant 37 ST* 01 ; must be zero and only the next column is incremented 38 X=0? ; by branching to LBL 06 39 GTO 06 40 1/X ; make a 1 in the row containing the pivot number 41 RCL M 42 INT 43 XEQ 15 ; register address to (i,j) 44 RDN 45 STO 02 46 XEQ 19 47 RCL 02 ; check if the pivot number is already in the pivot 48 ST 02 ; position. 49 RCL 03 50 X=Y? 51 GTO 07 52 XEQ 12 ; row interchange to move the pivot to the true pivot 53 RCL 01 ; position and adjust the sign of the determinant 54 CHS ; accordingly, 55 STO 01 56 LBL 07 ; make 0's in the current pivot column in all rows 57 ISG 02 ; except the pivot row. 58 "" 59 RCL 09 60 RCL 02 61 X>Y? 62 GTO 05 63 RCL 03 64 X=Y? 65 GTO 07 66 RCL 02 67 RCL 04 68 XEQ 17 ; matrix (i,j) to register address 69 RDN 70 RCL IND T 71 CHS 72 XEQ 21 73 GTO 07 74 LBL A 75 "REG. ?" 76 PROMPT 77 STO 07 78 "R^C" 79 PROMPT 80 STO 08 81 X<>Y 82 STO 09 83 SF 09 84 GTO 01 85 LBL B 86 CF 09 87 LBL 01 88 CF 29 89 RCL 07 90 STO 04 91 RCL 08 92 RCL 09 93 * 94 STO 03 95 LBL 02 96 RCL 04 97 XEQ 15 ; register address to (i,j) 98 FIX 0 99 " (" 100 ARCL Y 101 >"," 102 ARCL X 103 >")=" 104 FC? 09 105 GTO 03 106 >"?" 107 TONE 89 108 PROMPT 109 STO IND 04 110 GTO 04 111 LBL 03 112 FIX IND 05 113 ARCL IND 04 114 AVIEW 115 LBL 04 116 ISG 04 117 "" 118 DSE 03 119 GTO 02 120 RTN 121 LBL C 122 XEQ 17 ; matrix (i,j) to register address 123 " R" 124 ARCL X 125 AVIEW 126 STO 04 127 E 128 STO 03 129 CF 09 130 GTO 02 131 LBL 16 132 X<>Y 133 STO O 134 X<>Y 135 MOD 136 ST O 137 LASTX 138 ST/ O 139 CLX 140 X<> O 141 X<>Y 142 RTN ; MULTIPLY ROW BY CONSTANT (M2) ; ; on entry ; the row number (i) in X ; the constant (k) in Y 143 LBL 19 144 XEQ 13 ; compute the block control word (bbb.eee) for row i 145 X<>Y ; 146 LBL 20 ; the constant k is then placed in X and M2 runs 147 ST* IND Y ; through a short loop to multiply each element of 148 ISG Y ; row i by the constant k 149 GTO 20 150 RTN ; ADD MULTIPLE OF ANOTHER ROW (M3) ; ; Add a constant multiple of one row in a matrix to another row. The row ; that is multiplied does not change. 151 LBL 21 152 STO M ; M is used for tmp storage 153 RDN 154 XEQ 13 ; compute the block control word (bbb.eee) for row i 155 X<>Y 156 XEQ 13 ; compute the block control word (bbb.eee) for row i 157 RCL M 158 SIGN ; store k in LASTX 159 LBL 22 ; the main loop. 160 RDN 161 RCL IND Y 162 LASTX 163 * 164 ST+ IND Y 165 ISG Y 166 "" 167 ISG Z 168 GTO 22 169 RTN ; INTERCHANGE ROWS (M1) ; ; The matrix is assumed to be stored with each row occupying a consecutive ; block of registers. The entire matrix is assumed to be stored row by row ; as one string of consecutive data registers. ; Like the other 4 matrix routines, M1 requires two stored values: R07 holds ; the starting register of the matrix, and R08 holds the number of columns in ; the matrix. Both the row and column numbers start counting from 1. ; To interchange any two rows in the matrix enter the two row numbers in Y ; and X (the order is unimportant) and call M1. M1 performs a block ; exchange of the two rows involved by dropping into the routine BE. 170 LBL 12 ; Feeds into the block exchange routine BE after 171 XEQ 13 ; setting up the two block control words for the 172 X<>Y ; two rows by calling LBL 13 twice. 173 XEQ 13 ; BLOCK EXCHANGE (BE) ; ; On entry the two block control words are assumed to be in X and Y on the ; stack. 174 LBL 14 175 RCL IND Y 176 X<> IND Y ; Perform the exchange on an element by element basis 177 STO IND Z ; as part of the loop. 178 RDN ; Put the stack back in the correct config for the next 180 "" ; pass through the loop. 181 ISG X ; Both X and Y are incremented, but note that only Y 182 GTO 14 ; is tested. (line 180 is a NOP.) 183 RTN ; COMPUTE THE BLOCK CONTROL WORD (BBB.EEE) FOR ROW I ; ; bbb = s + c*(i1) ; eee = s + c*i  i 184 LBL 13 ; on entry 185 RCL 08 ; the starting register (s) in R07 186 * ; the number of columns in the matrix (c) in R08 187 RCL 07 ; the row number of the ith row (i) in X 188 + 189 RCL X 190 RCL 08 191 ST Z 192 SIGN 193  194 E3 195 / 196 + 197 RTN ; M4  register address to (i,j) ; ; Determine the row number i nd the column number j from the register ; number r by the following formulas using the starting register (s) of the ; matrix and the number of columns (c) in the matrix: ; i = INT((rs)/c) + 1 ; j = (rs) MOD c + 1 198 LBL 15 199 RCL 07 200  201 RCL 08 202 XEQ 16 ; calculate i1 and j1 203 ISG Y ; increment these values 204 "" ; NOP 205 ISG X 206 "" ; NOP 207 RTN ; MATRIX (I,J) TO REGISTER ADDRESS (M5) ; ; Determine the register number of the (i,j) element in a matrix (row i, ; column j). On entry column number in X, and row number in Y. Returns ; the register number in X 208 LBL 17 ; r = s + c*(i1) + (j1) 209 X<> 08 210 ST 08 211 * 212 ST+ 08 213 X<> L 214 X<> 08 215 E 216  217 RCL 07 218 + 219 RTN ; BLOCK EXTREMA (BX) ; ; Finds the largest or smallest element of a block of registers. By setting ; F10, only absolute values of the elements will be considered. The maximum ; and minimum values as well as the their register numbers are returned: ; Y: maximum value ; X: minimum value ; M: register of the maximum value (INT part) ; N: register of the minimum value (INT part) 220 LBL 18 221 STO M 222 STO N 223 STO O 224 RCL IND X 225 FS? 10 226 ABS 227 ENTER^ 228 ENTER^ 229 RDN 230 LBL 08 231 CLX 232 RCL IND Z 233 FS? 10 234 ABS 235 X>Y? 236 GTO 10 237 R^ 238 X>Y? 239 GTO 11 240 RDN 241 LBL 09 242 ISG Z 243 GTO 08 244 X<>Y 245 R^ 246 RTN 247 LBL 10 248 X<>Y 249 CLX 250 RCL Z 251 STO M 252 GTO 09 253 LBL 11 254 CLX 255 RCL T 256 STO N 257 X<>Y 258 RDN 259 GTO 09 260 RTN 261 LBL E 262 "D=" 263 ARCL 01 265 TONE 89 266 TONE 7 267 TONE 89 268 END
References
[1]  M1 – Matrix, interchange rows John Kennedy, December 1981 PPC ROM User’s Manual, page 260265 

[2]  M2 – Matrix, multiply row by constant John Kennedy, December 1981 PPC ROM User’s Manual, page 266267 

[3]  M3 – Matrix, add multiple of another row John Kennedy, December 1981 PPC ROM User’s Manual, page 268269 

[4]  M4 – Matrix, add multiple of another row John Kennedy, December 1981 PPC ROM User’s Manual, page 270275 

[5]  M5 – Matrix, (i,j) to register address John Kennedy, December 1981 PPC ROM User’s Manual, page 274275 

[6]  QR – Quotent Remainder John Kennedy & Roger Hill, December 1981 PPCUser Manual, pg. 372 

[7]  BE – Block Extrema Richard Schwartz, December 1981 PPC ROM User’s Manual, pg. 5455 

[8]  BX – Block Richard Schwartz, December 1981 PPC ROM User’s Manual, pg. 6869 

[9]  Running prgms in Xmemory Philip Karras, April 1982 PPC Journal, V9N3, pg.26 