On the halves of a Riordan array and their antecedents

Paul Barry

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Every Riordan array has what we call a horizontal half and a vertical half. These halves of a Riordan array have been studied separately before. Here, we place them in a common context, showing that one may be obtained from the other. Using them, we provide a canonical factorization of elements of the associated or Lagrange subgroup of the Riordan group. The vertical half matrix is shown to be an element of the hitting-time group. We also ask and answer the question: given a Riordan array, when is it the half (either horizontal of vertical) of a Riordan array?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-137
Number of pages24
JournalLinear Algebra and Its Applications
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2019


  • Central coefficients
  • Lagrange inversion
  • Riordan array
  • Riordan group


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