# A Little Maxima Function to Find the Dimensions of a Matrix

**Update**  I didn’t find it it in documentation for quite a while, but there is a built-in Maxima function matrix_size()  in the package linearalgebra that does what this little one-liner does**

I really wanted a Maxima function that works something like MATLAB size() to easily determine the number of rows and columns for a matrix $M.$  In Maxima, length(M) gives the number of rows, and so length(transpose(M)) gives the number of columns.  I put those together in a little widget matsize() that returns the list [m,n] for an $m \times n$ matrix $M:$

matsize(A):=[length(A),length(transpose(A))];