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From "Luc Maisonobe (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MATH-320) NaN singular value from SVD
Date Wed, 11 Nov 2009 14:23:39 GMT

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Luc Maisonobe commented on MATH-320:
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The method should solve the problem in the least square sense.
The fact it does not do it is not a restriction, it's a bug.
I'll have a look at it

> NaN singular value from SVD
> ---------------------------
>
>                 Key: MATH-320
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MATH-320
>             Project: Commons Math
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 2.0
>         Environment: Linux (Ubuntu 9.10) java version "1.6.0_16"
>            Reporter: Dieter Vandenbussche
>
> The following jython code
> Start code
> from org.apache.commons.math.linear import *
>  
> Alist = [[1.0, 2.0, 3.0],[2.0,3.0,4.0],[3.0,5.0,7.0]]
>  
> A = Array2DRowRealMatrix(Alist)
>  
> decomp = SingularValueDecompositionImpl(A)
>  
> print decomp.getSingularValues()
> End code
> prints
> array('d', [11.218599757513008, 0.3781791648535976, nan])
> The last singular value should be something very close to 0 since the matrix
> is rank deficient.  When i use the result from getSolver() to solve a system, i end 
> up with a bunch of NaNs in the solution.  I assumed i would get back a least squares
solution.
> Does this SVD implementation require that the matrix be full rank?  If so, then i would
expect
> an exception to be thrown from the constructor or one of the methods.

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