# Generate orthogonal matrices

Let $A$ a skew-symmetric real matrix. I can generate a orthogonal matrix by exponentiation:$U=e^A$. Is it possible to generate an orthogonal matrix from a symmetric real matrix?

Thanks

Fabio

• "unitary real matrices" are called orthogonal matrices – Lord Shark the Unknown Dec 6 '17 at 20:44
• thanks! corrected – Fabio Dec 6 '17 at 20:59
• – Paul Sinclair Dec 7 '17 at 0:56