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August 5th, 2019, 03:22 AM   #1
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A function out of the matrix?

Hi everyone. I have a table of relations between various foods (each with each). Maybe that could be defined as a matrix. Here is a small 4 x 4 example:

Code:
		Rice		Soup		Ice cream		Salad
Rice		0		1		2			1
Soup		1		0		2			2
Ice cream	2		2		0			2
Salad	1		2		2			0
(The higher the value/distance, the less the compatibility between foods.)

My question is, is there some way to get out of such a relation table/matrix a unique function/formula?

Maybe such a function could define some pattern how these relations are set?



I am new here and I hope this post was submitted in the right sub-forum. In case not, please refer me to the right place. Thank you.
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