I wrote some procedures in an older version of Maple to sort through a matrix and find repeated elements, and then set the matrix elements equal to one another. As an example, consider the matrix:
Due to its symmetric nature the upper triangular matrix is just the same as the lower triangular. i.e. the elements are equal: (2,1)=(1,2), (3,1)=(1,3) etc...
I have attached a minimal working example Maple script, which processes an input matrix, finds repeats and sets the elements equal to one another (e.g. [1,2]=[2,1], literally printing this) and saves the output to a file using a specific format for processing by another program. The matrix in the file is numeric but the actual matrices contain a lot of algebraic terms and can get quite large. This is where my procedures struggle as they take a very, very long time to process larger algebraic matrices to group the repeats. Is there a more Maple friendly way of going about this problem rather than these "archaic" procedures?
Here is the script:
Thank you in advance