jax.scipy.linalg.det(a, overwrite_a=False, check_finite=True)[source]ΒΆ

Compute the determinant of a matrix

LAX-backend implementation of det(). Original docstring below.

The determinant of a square matrix is a value derived arithmetically from the coefficients of the matrix.

The determinant for a 3x3 matrix, for example, is computed as follows:

a    b    c
d    e    f = A
g    h    i

det(A) = a*e*i + b*f*g + c*d*h - c*e*g - b*d*i - a*f*h
  • a ((M, M) array_like) – A square matrix.

  • overwrite_a (bool, optional) – Allow overwriting data in a (may enhance performance).

  • check_finite (bool, optional) – Whether to check that the input matrix contains only finite numbers. Disabling may give a performance gain, but may result in problems (crashes, non-termination) if the inputs do contain infinities or NaNs.


det – Determinant of a.

Return type

float or complex


The determinant is computed via LU factorization, LAPACK routine z/dgetrf.


>>> from scipy import linalg
>>> a = np.array([[1,2,3], [4,5,6], [7,8,9]])
>>> linalg.det(a)
>>> a = np.array([[0,2,3], [4,5,6], [7,8,9]])
>>> linalg.det(a)