# Matrix Operations in Java: Determinants

## Computing the determinant recursively

In my never-ending effort to translate all of that linear algebra I toiled over in college into functioning Java code (make fun of it on github), I came across one operation that gave me a perfect opportunity to use recursion: computing the determinant of a square matrix.

First, we’re going to talk a little bit about the determinant, so we know what computation we’re dealing with. After that, we’ll implement it recursively in Java in the`Matrix`

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