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Questions on the algorithmic/computational aspects of linear algebra, including the solution of linear systems, least squares problems, eigenproblems, and other such matters.

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Generating Random Orthogonal Matrices in C++

I'm looking for an open-source library for the generation of random n-dimensional orthogonal matrices in C++. In python, it looks like such a function is available in the NumPy package. But I was not ...
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Sparse matrix-matrix multiplication using AVX2

I have two sparse general matrices stored in CSR format I need to multiply. Is there any chance to gain performance using AVX2? In general the matrices are big (hundreds of millions of non-zeros and ...
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How to implement the Hessenberg QR Algorithm?

For context, I'm creating a linear algebra library from scratch for learning purposes in C. Right now I'm working on calculating eigenvalues but my implementation of the QR Algorithm is diverging. ...
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Increasing computational performance by using 16 bit numbers

I recently found the following article where it was stated that using 16 bit numbers can be used to increase the computational performance of AI applications. According to the article numbers above 16 ...
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Update for QR factorization least squares

I found after some research that the most numerically stable way to solve the least squares problem is through QR factorization. For $n$ number of observations and $p$ number of parameters it takes ...
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Cholesky decomposition vs LDL decomposition

In different books and on Wikipedia, you can see mentions of Cholesky decomposition and only sometimes of LDL decomposition. As far as I understand, LDL decomposition can be applied to a broader ...
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Big Theta Complexity of Gaussian Elimination using Complete Pivoting

I already know the Big O for partial pivoting is $O(n^3)$ and remain the same for complete pivoting. I also know the big theta complexity for partial pivoting is $2/3 n^3$ I would like to know the ...
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Solving a huge least squares system of equations when I can only evaluate Ax

I have a situation where I can generate a system of $M$ linear equations for $N$ variables ($N \ne M$). Implicitly this is of the form $Ax=b$ with $A \in \mathbb{R}^{M \times N}$, although I never ...
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Nonlinear least squares resolution matrix

For a linear least squares problem, it is possible to define a resolution matrix, relating the estimated model parameters to the true model parameters. If we are solving a regularized problem, $$ \...
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Explanation of subspace strategy regarding CG described in Golub's book

I was wondering about the last paragraph in Matrix Computations (4th edition) by Golub, Chapter 11 (11.3.3), specifically his explanation of subspace strategy for Conjugate Gradient. Note that in ...
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Why Householder transformation can not be chosen to be an identity matrix?

For Householder transformation, we know that $H = I-uu^T$, where $\|u\|_2=\sqrt{2}$. When it acts on any vector $x$, $Hx$ and $x$ is symmetric with respect to $span(u)^T$. But I have read a ...
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Efficient ways to numerically evaluate matrix exponentials

What are some computationally efficient ways to solve matrix exponentials, i.e. functions of the form : $f(X)=e^{X}$, where $X$ is a square matrix? So far I have been able to diagonalise some ...
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Determinant of a matrix after removing or adding lines and columns

In quantum mechanics, the wavefunction of N electrons is given by a determinant. I am working on a Monte Carlo algorithm. At each Monte Carlo step, I need to add or remove an electron, which means ...
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Inverting really big symmetric block diagonal matrix

I have a really big symmetric 7.000.000 X 7.000.000 matrix that i would like to invert. The matrix is extremely sparse and it can be rearranged as to become a block diagonal matrix. The biggest blocks ...
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why is A*v+B*v faster than (A+B)*v?

$A$ and $B$ are $n \times n$ matrices and $v$ is a vector with $n$ elements. $Av$ has $\approx 2n^2$ flops and $A+B$ has $n^2$ flops. Following this logic, $(A+B)v$ should be faster than $Av+Bv$. Yet,...
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Can Representation Theory be studied computationally / numerically?

Can a subfield such as the representation theory of Lie algebras be studied computationally / numerically -- is there an interplay between the abstract and the concrete? I would be grateful for an ...
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Solution method of nonlinear heat transfer analysis

The governing equation of transient heat transfer analysis is described as follows: $$C \frac{dT}{dt}+K T = Q$$ When using backward difference scheme for the discretization of the time we get the ...
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Trying to understand splitting-based iterative method for 2D Laplace problem

I am trying to understand the theory behind a splitting based iterative method which uses the incomplete Cholesky factorization. Before giving the specific details, let me first give the problem ...
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Avoid matrix multiplication in algebraic multigrid method

Currently when I try to solve a linear algebra system of the form of $A x =b$ I use the algebraic multigrid method. The algebraic multigrid method uses a Galerkin product to form the coarse grid ...
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Levinson Recursion for Non Square Toeplitz Matrices

Given a rectangular Toeplitz Matrix $ H $, how could one solve: $$ y = H x $$ For instance, $ H $ can be Linear Convolution Matrix of the filter $ h $: $$ H = \begin{bmatrix} {h}_{1} & 0 & ...
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Numerical methods. MDF (ILU) implementation

I am trying to implement Minimum Discarded Fill (MDF) Ordering algorithm for incomplete matrix factorization. The algorithm description is here on page 60 Preconditioning Techniques for a Newton–...
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Fastest way to calculate the $2$-norm (or an upper bound for the $2$-norm) of the inverse of a matrix $A\in \mathbb{C}^{N\times N}$

I have a matrix $A\in \mathbb{C}^{N\times N}$ and I need to calculate $||A^{-1}||_{2}$ efficiently. Can it be done without having to evaluate the inverse explicitly? In general, I am looking for ...
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Fitting a plane with the Prewitt gradient operator

Prewitt gradient operator Show that the Prewitt gradient operator can be obtained by fitting the least-squares plane through the 3 × 3 neighborhood of the intensity function. Hint: Fit a plane to ...
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Linear algebraic research direction that's not to do with differential equations and physics?

So I've found some interesting linear algebraic research areas that's both pure-ish, with a numerical bent to it, too -- e.g. inverse eigenvalue problems have both interesting theoretical and ...
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Nonlinear least squares optimized Jacobian calculation

I have a nonlinear least squares problem, in which I am trying to minimize residuals which can be divided into four classes: $$ \min_x ||\epsilon(x)||^2 + ||\xi(x)||^2 + ||\delta(x)||^2 + ||s(x)||^2 $$...
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Solving for a vector in a linear system that is both left and right multiplied

I have a linear system where I am given 2 matrices, $A$ and $B$, and 2 vectors, $v$ and $c$, and I need to solve for the vector $x$. $A$ is $n\times n$, $B$ is $n \times n \times n$, and the vectors $...
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What is the fastest algorithm for computing log determinant of a PSD matrix? (All possible PSD matrices)

I am diving into some literature to understand which is the best algorithm for computing the log-determinant of a PSD matrix. More generally, I am interested in a list of resources to read, which ...
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Is operation count a reliable predictor of performance when comparing two formulations?

I have two formulations to solve a problem (both give dense, complex and symmetric system). They are solved multiple times in a loop. I am trying to predict which is better to use. The first one ...
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Subspaces for Iterative methods

In the original paper of Conjugate Gradients, the authors mention that if we pick the canonical basis $\{e_1,e_2,\ldots,e_n\}$, to obtain A-orthonormal vectors, we end up with the Gaussian elimination ...
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Spline regularization

I am fitting some B-splines to data, but the data has a "gap" region where the spline is less constrained by the data. I want to devise a regularization scheme to help prevent the spline from ...
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Method to calculate solution of a linear equation system?

I am searching a solution method for the following equation system of equation systems: Let $A, B \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$ be s.p.d. Matrices and $O$ be the zero matrix of the same size. Further ...
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Solve linear system with Newton-Raphson method

Is it possible to solve a linear matrix system $A x = b$ using the Newton-Raphson method? If yes, how can this be done? More special, how is the derivative build?
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Low rank update of QR of inverse

I am in a situation where as part of a sort of inverse power method scheme, I want to very often perform the following step: Apply a symmetric rank one update $uu^\top$ to my inverse matrix $A^{-1}$ ...
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How to find the nearest point inside a list in a given direction

Being $\bar{\mathbf{x}} \in \mathbb{R}^3$ a point and $S =\{\mathbf{x}\}_{i=1}^N \in \mathbb{R}^3$ a sample of N points. I am looking for a simple algorithm to determine the nearest point in $S$ in ...
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Analytic formula for $\arg\max_{\|z\|_\infty \le 1}z^T A z$, where $A=uu^T+vv^T$

Let $u$ and $v$ be column vectors of size $n \gg 1$ (not both zero), and consider the matrix $A:=uu^T+vv^T$ Question What is an analytic formula for $\arg\max_{\|z\|_\infty \le 1}z^TAz=\arg\max_{\|z\...
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Analytic formula for leading eigenvector of $uu^T + vv^T$?

Let $u$ and $v$ be nonzero column vectors of size $n$ and consider the $n \times n$ positive-definite matrix $A:=uu^T + vv^T$. In this post https://math.stackexchange.com/a/112201/168758, the ...
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Efficient computation of leading eigenvector of a matrix product of the form $ADA^T$, where $D$ is diagonal

Let $A=[A_1|\ldots|A_m] \in \mathbb R^{n \times m}$ with $n \gg m \gg 1$ and $D=\text{diag}(d_1,\ldots,d_m)$ where $d_1,\ldots,d_m > 0$, and consider the $n\times n$ positive-definite matrix $X=\...
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Do most statistical packages and libraries in high-level programming languages rely on LAPACK for their matrix inversion operations?

Possible an open-ended question, but I am wondering if most statistical packages and libraries, for instance, Stata, R, Python's NumPy and MATLAB rely on LAPACK algorithms to perform matrix operations,...
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implementation for coppersmith matrix multiplication

Is there any online implementation for the coppersmith matrix multiplication I have searched alot but can not find any? and if there is not any why is that Isn't this algotithm much faster than ...
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What algorithm do BLAS and ATLAS use for matrix multiplication?

I have searched and what I understood was that they use the naive one with several memory and cache optimizations. However, I wanted to know whether they are using the Strassen or the Coppersmith-...
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Lapack symmetric update $B^{-1}AB^{-T}$

Does Lapack have a routine that, given symmetric $A=A^T$ and $B$, computes the symmetric matrix $B^{-1}AB^{-T}$ (while preserving symmetry exactly)? It would be enough to have this routine for ...
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Vectorization of Jacobi iteration

Assume I have a linear system of $A x = b$ which I want to solve with Jacobi iteration. Matrix $A$ is given in CSR format. The vectors are dense. The code for Jacobi iteration is quite clear and can ...
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Value of $\gamma$ in the H-infinity norm

Suppose I have the system: $$\dot{x} = Ax+Bu\\ y=Cx+Du$$ and the following Hamiltonian matrix: $$H=\begin{pmatrix} A & \frac{1}{2}B^TB\\ -CC^T&-A \end{pmatrix}$$ I want to find the ...
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Solving $AXB + X\odot C = D$ matrix equation

Can anyone see a way to solve this equation efficiently? $$AXB + X\odot C = D$$ I tried a straightforward solution that involved vectorizing $X$ but that turned out too expensive for my application -...
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Using LAPACK to compute $B^{-1}AB^{-T}$ for thin $B$

How can I use BLAS/LAPACK to compute $$ B^{-1}AB^{-T} $$ where $A\in\mathbb{R}^{n,n}$, $B\in\mathbb{R}^{m,n}$ is full rank matrix with $m>n$, and $B^{-1}y:=\arg \min_{x} \|Bx-y\|_{2}$. In theory, ...
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Computing square root of diag(u)-uu'?

I need an efficient way to take square root of a matrix which is a sum of diagonal matrix and rank-1 matrix. More specifically it's the following matrix $$A=D-uu'=\text{diag}(u)-uu'$$ Where entries ...
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Efficiently finding binary vectors satisfying multiple conditions

I am trying to solve the following problem: Given a binary matrix $\mathbf{A} \in \{0,1\}^{m \times n}$ and a vector $\mathbf{b} \in \mathbb N^n$, does there exist a binary vector $\mathbf{c} \in \{0,...
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How to avoid unnecessary checks when inverting this LU decomposition

Background for the question I am currently working on a Matlab code in which the systems of linear equations $Ax_1 = b_1$, $Ax_2 = b_2$, ... have to be solved. As the matrix $A$ is constant during ...
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Weighted QR Implementation

Say I want a QR decomposition of matrix $A$, where orthogonality of $Q$ is with respect to a generic non-degenerate positive-definite bilinear form $\phi$ (in my case, $\phi$ is "defined" by a finite-...
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Small residual but wrong results

When I use BiCGStab to solve a linear matrix system, I use the relative residual to exit the iteration and output the results. For calculating the relative residual I divide the norm of vector $r$ ...

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