[R] Calculating trace of products

roger koenker rkoenker at uiuc.edu
Mon Aug 14 14:16:57 CEST 2006

I would suspect that something simple like


would be quite competitive...

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On Aug 14, 2006, at 6:58 AM, Søren Højsgaard wrote:

> Dear all,
> I need to calculate tr(A B), tr(A B A B) and similar quantities  
> **fast** where the matrices A, B are symmetrical. I've searched for  
> built-in functions for that purpose, but without luck. Can anyone  
> help?
> Thanks in advance
> Søren
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