# bkfact

```
.. bkfact(A) -> BunchKaufman
Compute the Bunch-Kaufman [Bunch1977]_ factorization of a real symmetric or complex Hermitian matrix ``A`` and return a ``BunchKaufman`` object. The following functions are available for ``BunchKaufman`` objects: ``size``, ``\``, ``inv``, ``issym``, ``ishermitian``.
.. [Bunch1977] J R Bunch and L Kaufman, Some stable methods for calculating inertia and solving symmetric linear systems, Mathematics of Computation 31:137 (1977), 163-179. `url <http://www.ams.org/journals/mcom/1977-31-137/S0025-5718-1977-0428694-0>`_.
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