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Linear Algebra

A collection of algorithms for linear algebra
(5385 downloads for this version - 71414 downloads for all versions)
Details
Version
0.2
A more recent valid version exists: 0.4.1
Author
Michael Baudin
Owner Organization
DIGITEO
Maintainers
Michael BAUDIN
Antoine ELIAS
Category
License
Dependencies
Creation Date
September 14, 2011
Source created on
Scilab 5.3.x
Binaries available on
Scilab 5.3.x:
Linux 32-bit Windows 32-bit Windows 64-bit macOS Linux 64-bit
Install command
--> atomsInstall("linalg")
Description
            The goal of this toolbox is to provide a collection of 
algorithms for linear algebra.

These algorithms are most of the time already provided by Scilab, but 
are available here for comparison purpose.

The linalg_pow function is much faster than Scilab's pow, 
when the exponent is large. 
The algorithm used here is based on binary exponentiation, and 
requires only log2(p) iterations, compared to p iterations for the 
naive pow.
For example, for p=99999, it was found that linalg_pow requires 0.003 
seconds for a 5-by-5 matrix, while Scilab requires 2.7 seconds.

The linalg_zhbev function provides the same feature as Lapack's 
ZHBEV, that is, computes the eigenvalues of a complex hermitian band matrix. 
The other method in Scilab to compute eigenvalues of sparse matrices 
is to use Arnoldi's iterations. 
This does not make use of the Hermitian structure of some matrices. 

The solution of A*X=B in Scilab is based on the backslash operator.
The backslash operator is switching from Gaussian Elimination (with 
pivoting) to Linear Least Squares when the condition number of 
the matrix is larger than roughly 10^8. 
This switch is annoying for matrices which condition number are 
between 10^8 and 10^16, where the Gaussian Elimination can 
produce a more accurate result than Least Squares. 
The linalg_gesv function provided in this module is a direct 
interface to the Gaussian Elimination from Lapack. 
In some cases, this function can produce significantly more accurate 
solution than backslash.

Features :
-------

 * linalg_chol — Computes the Cholesky decomposition.
 * linalg_condeig — Computes the condition number of the eigenvalues of a
matrix.
 * linalg_expm — Computes the exponential of a matrix.
 * linalg_factorlu — Computes the LU decomposition without pivoting.
 * linalg_factorlupivot — Computes the LU decomposition with pivoting.
 * linalg_gaussnaive — Solves a linear equation by Gauss method and no
pivoting.
 * linalg_gausspivotal — Computes the solution of a linear equation with Gauss
and row pivoting.
 * linalg_gausspivotalnaive — Computes the solution of a linear equation with
Gauss and row pivoting.
 * linalg_hbandL — Converts a complex hermitian band matrix into its compact
form.
 * linalg_pow — Computes A^p
 * linalg_powfast — Computes A^p
 * linalg_rayleighiteration — Computes approximated a pair of eigenvalue and
eigenvector.
 * linalg_solvelu — Computes the solution of a linear equation, given its LU
decomposition.

BLAS/LAPACK
 * linalg_dgemm — Computes D = Alpha*A*B+ Beta*C for a real matrix.
 * linalg_dgesv — Solves A*X = B for real equations.
 * linalg_dsyev — Computes the eigenvalues of a symmetric real matrix.
 * linalg_gemm — Computes D = Alpha*A*B+ Beta*C for a real or complex matrix.
 * linalg_gesv — Computes the real or complex solution X of A*X=B.
 * linalg_zgemm — Computes D = Alpha*A*B+ Beta*C for a complex matrix.
 * linalg_zgesv — Solves A*X = B for complex equations.
 * linalg_zhbev — Computes the eigenvalues of a complex hermitian band
matrix.
            
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Comments (3)     Leave a comment 
Comment from Allan CORNET -- September 14, 2011, 05:08:52 PM    
Please notice that on Windows this module uses MKL librarie
Comment -- September 23, 2011, 10:59:30 AM    
linalg v0.2 correctly packaged on Scilab 5.3.2 on Linux 32 bits.

-->atomsSystemUpdate()
-->atomsInstall("linalg")
 ans  =
!linalg  0.2-1  allusers  SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1  I  !
!                                                      !
!apifun  0.2-2  allusers  SCI/contrib/apifun/0.2-2  A  !
!                                                      !
!assert  1.3-1  allusers  SCI/contrib/assert/1.3-1  A  !

After restart, most tests pass:


-->atomsTest("linalg")
   TMPDIR = /tmp/SCI_TMP_3346_BMAyvJ

   001/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] chol.......................passed 
   002/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] dgemm......................passed 
   003/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] dgesv......................passed 
   004/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] dsyev......................passed 
   005/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] expm.......................passed 
   006/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] factorlu...................failed  : dia and ref 
are not equal 
   007/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] factorlupivot..............passed 
   008/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] gaussnaive.................passed 
   009/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] gausspivotal...............passed 
   010/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] gausspivotalnaive..........passed 
   011/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] gemm.......................passed 
   012/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] gesv.......................failed  : premature end

of the test script 
   013/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] hbandL.....................passed 
   014/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] pow........................passed 
   015/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] powfast....................passed 
   016/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] rayleighiteration..........passed 
   017/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] solvelu....................passed 
   018/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] zgemm......................passed 
   019/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] zgesv......................failed  : premature end

of the test script 
   020/020 - [SCI/contrib/linalg/0.2-1] zhbev......................passed 

The factorlu bug is minor and will be fixed in the next release.

The bug in gesv and zgesv is more interesting and has been reported:

http://forge.scilab.org/index.php/p/linalg/issues/530/
Comment -- September 23, 2011, 11:00:02 AM    
Here is the changelog for the v0.2.


linalg (v0.2)
    * Added interface to dgesv.
    * Added interface to zgesv.
    * Added generic linalg_gemm.
    * Added generic linalg_gesv.
    * Used apifun to check input arguments.
    * Provide optional verbose option for linalg_factorlu.
    * Provide optional verbose option for linalg_solvelu.
    * Provide optional verbose option for linalg_factorlupivot.
    * Provide optional verbose option for linalg_gaussnaive.
    * Provide optional verbose option for linalg_rayleighiteration.
    * Fixed problems in linalg_rayleighiteration caused by the switch 
      to linear least squares in backslash.
      The algorithm had problems when it came closer to 
      the exact result, because an intermediate matrix 
      becomes more and more ill-conditionned.
      In this case, Scilab switches the backslash operator 
      from Gaussian elimination to least squares, which 
      makes the algorithms going nuts.
      Hence, we cannot use this algorithm with a relative 
      tolerance which is too small.
      We now use linalg_gesv and the problem is gone away.
    * Reduced the default relative tolerance in linalg_rayleighiteration
      to %eps.
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