CMR  1.3.0
Regular Matroids

A matrix \( M \in \{0,1\}^{m \times n} \) is regular if the binary matroid represented by \( M \) is representable over every field. This is equivalent to requiring that the matroid is equal to the ternary matroid represented by the Camion-signed version \( M' \) of \( M \), and thus equivalent to total unimodularity of \( M' \).


The executable cmr-regular determines whether the support matrix \( M \) of a given matrix is regular.

./cmr-regular [OPTION]... FILE


Formats for matrices are dense-matrix and sparse-matrix. If FILE is -, then the input will be read from stdin.


The implemented recognition algorithm is based on Implementation of a unimodularity test by Matthias Walter and Klaus Truemper (Mathematical Programming Computation, 2013). It is based on Seymour's decomposition theorem for regular matroids. The algorithm runs in \( \mathcal{O}( (m+n)^5 ) \) time and is a simplified version of Truemper's cubic algorithm. Please cite the following paper in case the implementation contributed to your research:

  author    = {Walter, Matthias and Truemper, Klaus},
  title     = {Implementation of a unimodularity test},
  journal   = {Mathematical Programming Computation},
  year      = {2013},
  volume    = {5},
  number    = {1},
  pages     = {57--73},
  issn      = {1867-2949},
  doi       = {10.1007/s12532-012-0048-x},
  publisher = {Springer-Verlag},

C Interface

The functionality is defined in regular.h. The main functions are: