NumPy Matrix Vector Multiplication

Muhammad Maisam Abbas Jan 30, 2023 May 24, 2021 NumPy NumPy Matrix
  1. NumPy Matrix Vector Multiplication With the numpy.matmul() Method
  2. NumPy Matrix Vector Multiplication With the numpy.dot() Method
NumPy Matrix Vector Multiplication

This tutorial will introduce the methods to multiply two matrices in NumPy.

NumPy Matrix Vector Multiplication With the numpy.matmul() Method

To calculate the product of two matrices, the column number of the first matrix must be equal to the row number of the second matrix. The numpy.matmul() method is used to calculate the product of two matrices. The numpy.matmul() method takes the matrices as input parameters and returns the product in the form of another matrix. See the following code example.

import numpy as np

m1 = np.array([[1,2,3],[4,5,6],[7,8,9]])
m2 = np.array([[9,8,7,6],[5,4,3,3],[2,1,2,0]])

m3 = np.matmul(m1,m2)
print(m3)

Output:

[[ 25  19  19  12]
 [ 73  58  55  39]
 [121  97  91  66]]

We first created the matrices in the form of 2D arrays with the np.array() method. We then calculated the product of both matrices with the np.matmul(m1,m2) method and stored the result inside the m3 matrix.

NumPy Matrix Vector Multiplication With the numpy.dot() Method

The numpy.dot() method calculates the dot product of two arrays. It can also be used on 2D arrays to find the matrix product of those arrays. The numpy.dot() method takes two matrices as input parameters and returns the product in the form of another matrix. See the following code example.

import numpy as np

m1 = np.array([[1,2,3],[4,5,6],[7,8,9]])
m2 = np.array([[9,8,7,6],[5,4,3,3],[2,1,2,0]])

m3 = np.dot(m1,m2)
print(m3)

Output:

[[ 25  19  19  12]
 [ 73  58  55  39]
 [121  97  91  66]]

We first created the matrices in the form of 2D arrays with the np.array() method. We then calculated the product of both matrices with the np.dot(m1,m2) method and stored the result inside the m3 matrix.

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