Transition matrix: to be or not to be

Cohen (“Visual Color & Color Mixture”, see the bibliography) did something very interesting. In fact, he did something useful which I had never seen before.

Although this post uses some matrices which we saw in the color posts, I think this can stand on its own: you need not have read the color posts. But if you are specifically interested in color, or in Cohen’s work, this post is very relevant.

He was trying to describe how to find a transition matrix between two given data matrices. This will come in handy — very handy! — whenever people give the alleged result of an unspecified linear transformation of a data matrix.
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