(Edit - OP has vanished: or been assisted to depart)
Well, dividing by 0 is quite fast ... if not very enlightening.
m2 << 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9;
What do you think the determinant of the matrix
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
And its "inverse"?
BTW, you would probably get an even faster routine (for 3x3 matrices) by:
- hard-coding all those array indices in working out the cofactors, rather than using the remainder (%) operation;
- using some of the cofactors already calculated to work out the determinant, rather than doing the same operations twice.
But your method has no obvious generalisation to anything other than 3x3 matrices. Whereas, Eigen's does.
you can probably code any algorithm for a 3x3 using shortcuts that you can't do for 1000x1000.
try to beat the library with something substantial. If you just want a 3x3 and you need that more instantly than instant, sure, you can probably do better.
with just a 3x3 you can unroll all the loops, its all in one little chunk of memory, the det is directly computable with a cheesy formula, and so on.