In MATLAB, there is a command called hilb(n) which it says gives a Hilbert matrix of order n. Is this matrix the one used for Hilbert transformation?


No, the Hilbert matrix has nothing to do with the Hilbert transform, other than that both are named after the famous German mathematician David Hilbert.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks Matt L for the clarification. I also did not see any relation and your answer confirmed my opinion. But I doubted if David Hilbert has anything to do with the two different things especially the Hilbert matrix. $\endgroup$ Mar 7 '16 at 8:02
  • $\begingroup$ @SeethaRamaRaju: He does (as with lots of other things). Read the article I linked to. $\endgroup$
    – Matt L.
    Mar 7 '16 at 8:04
  • $\begingroup$ L: Thank you. I saw the links now, clear now why MATLAB named them the way it did. Thanks for your full answers. $\endgroup$ Mar 7 '16 at 8:10
  • $\begingroup$ I would love to know of a connection. You can check the unanswered question Hilbert transform and Hilbert matrix $\endgroup$ Mar 7 '16 at 21:10

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