Warning: Matrix is close to singular or badly scaled. Results may be inaccurate.

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Hello everyone. I have a matrix that is:
0.004648380836025 0.002524412954424 -0.002524412954424 -0.000821180565226 0 0.002524412954424
-0.000626542578981 -0.001620906917604 0.001620906917604 0.002885422409162 0 -0.001620906917604
0.001282496896793 0.002524412954424 -0.002524412954424 0.000861761404389 0 0
0.001534666644492 -0.001620906917604 0.001620906917604 0.001804817797426 0 0
0 -0.002524412954424 0 0.001682941969616 0.002103677462020 -0.002524412954424
0 0.001620906917604 0 -0.001080604611736 -0.001350755764670 0.001620906917604
When i use inv command and take the inverse of this matrix Matlab gives this error:
Warning: Matrix is close to singular or badly scaled. Results may be inaccurate. RCOND = 6.491115e-18.
And calculate as:
1.0e+18 *
0.527794489188861 0.821991214493020 -0.527794489188860 -0.821991214493019 -0.187357017765717 -0.291791266736634
0.546782553495766 0.851563372520838 -0.546782553495766 -0.851563372520838 2.167585396954012 3.375814241065342
0.634748301693909 0.988561908269674 -0.634748301693909 -0.988561908269674 2.136359227326393 3.327182363275903
-0.527794489188861 -0.821991214493020 0.527794489188861 0.821991214493020 0.187357017765717 0.291791266736634
-0.188332118507258 -0.293309896163827 0.188332118507258 0.293309896163826 2.900873704769964 4.517843116057024
-1.055588978377721 -1.643982428986040 1.055588978377721 1.643982428986039 0.374714035531435 0.583582533473268
When i write this matrix in a inverse matrix calculator, it gives solutions as:
99.1851027125306 -154.47164513524 -8.121274793333 4.80129825 0 0
0 -0.00000000000000002 0 -0.00000000000000001 -198.0658509629958424 -308.46928628023403707
16.5308504520 -25.7452741 -304.53443810 193.8958581 -198.0658 -308.46928628023403707
99.1851027125 154.471645 280.40804319741965166 129.260218 0 0
317.39232868 246.01702263966 -461.646908 -475.46055895 237.679 -370.163
198.3702054 307.99528228 -197.76706 -310.0436 0 0
I write the solutions badly, however i think it is understandable.
Why Matlab gives this error and calculates wrong? I didn't find any solutions to this.
Thanks for helps.

Answers (1)

Bruno Luong
Bruno Luong on 28 Apr 2022
Edited: Bruno Luong on 28 Apr 2022
It's a warning (not really error)
It means your matrix is numerically not invertible (or almost not invertible)
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