# magic {matlab}

### Description

Create a magic square.

### Usage

magic(n)

### Arguments

- n
- numeric scalar specifying dimensions for the result

### Details

The value of the characteristic sum for a magic square of order `n`

is sum(1:n^2)/n. The order `n`

must be a scalar greater than or equal to 3; otherwise, the result will be either a nonmagic square, or else the degenerate magic squares 1 and [].

### Values

Returns an `n`

-by-`n`

matrix constructed from the integers `1`

through N^2 with equal row and column sums.

### Note

A magic square, scaled by its magic sum, is doubly stochastic.

### See Also

`ones`

, `zeros`

### Examples

magic(3)

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