# What is a Matrix?**Document ID:** DQ223
**Relevant to following products:** Manta WorkOut 2.0
**Document description:** Definition: Matrix
A matrix is a single set of endpoint, kinetic or scan data relating to one measurement step or analysis step. A matrix contains wells corresponding to actual physical wells on the microplate. The width and height of all matrices within an assay are the same. dimensions.
A raw matrix is the set of data relating to a single measurement step. A calculated matrix is a matrix containing the results of analysis (a transform takes input matrices, performs some operations and may result in calculated matrices).
__Example 1:__
A simple endpoint assay reading as 12x8 microplate using a measurement and reference wavelength with a ratio calculation there will be 3 matrices:
Raw1: 96 endpoint values at measurement wavelength Raw2: 96 endpoint values at reference wavelength Calculated1: 96 ratio calculations between measurement and reference
**Example 2:**
A maximum slope assay reads 50 kinetic measurements on a 384 well plate, the maximum slope is calculated for each sample, here there are 2 matrices.
Raw1: 50 measurements within each of the 384 wells (i.e. a kinetic plot in each well) Calcualted1: The maximum slope calculated for each of the 384 samples.
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