Multi-alternating sign matrices

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Richard Brualdi
Geir Dahl


We introduce a generalization of alternating sign matrices (ASMs) called multiASMs and develop some of their properties. Classes of multiASMs with specified row and column sum vectors $R$ and $S$ extend the classes of $(0,1)$-matrices with specified $R$ and $S$. The special case when $R=S$ is a constant vector, in particular all 2's, is treated in more detail. We also investigate the polytope spanned by a class of multiASMs. Finally, we discuss the possibility of defining a Bruhat order on a class of multiASMs.

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