# Trying to solve use Gauss elimination to solve

I’ve tried solving the matrix using gauss elimination, and as far as I know, the first portion of the code is correct, but I’m not sure I’m calling the matrix correctly

Hi Dave, and welcome!

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Continuing the discussion from Trying to solve use Gauss elimination to solve:

Thanks for the notice Steven, here’s the code.

``````import numpy as np
import copy
from numpy import c_

def GaussNaive(A,b):
'solve Ax=b using Naive Gauss elimination'
A=A.astype(np.float64) ; b=b.astype(np.float64)
m,n = A.shape
if m != n:
print('Matrix A must be square')
return
m1,n1 = b.shape
if m1 != m:
print('b and A must have the same number of rows')
return
Aug = c_[A,b]
nm1 = n-1; np1 = n+1
for i in range(nm1):
for j in range(i+1,n):
fac = Aug[j,i]/Aug[i,i]
for k in range(i,np1):
Aug[j,k] += -Aug[i,k]*fac
x=np.zeros(shape=b.shape)
x[nm1]=Aug[nm1,n]/Aug[nm1,nm1]
for i in range(nm1-1,-1,-1):
s=0
for k in range (i+1,n):
s += x[k]*Aug[i,k]
x[i]=(Aug[i,n]-s)/Aug[i,i]
print('\n {x} ='); print(x)
return x

if __name__ == '__problem_4__':
A=[[1, 1, -1],
[6, 2, 2],
[-3, 4, 1]]
b=[-3, 2, 1]
print(GaussNaive(A,b))
``````

The values of `A` and `b` that are being passed into `GaussNaive` are lists of lists, so `A.astype(np.float64)` and `b.astype(np.float64)` aren’t going to work because lists don’t have a `.astype` method.

They need to be converted to numpy arrays first:

``````A = np.array(A).astype(np.float64)
b = np.array(b).astype(np.float64)
``````