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# Welcome to Manopt.jl

CurrentModule = Manopt

Manopt.Manopt


For a function $f\colon\mathcal M \to \mathbb R$ defined on a Riemannian manifold $\mathcal M$ we aim to solve

$\operatorname*{argmin}_{x\in\mathcal M} f(x),$

or in other words: find the point $x$ on the manifold, where $f$ reaches its minimal function value.

Manopt.jl provides a framework for optimization on manifolds. Based on Manopt and MVIRT, both implemented in Matlab, this toolbox provide an easy access to optimization methods on manifolds for Julia, including example data and visualization methods.

If you want to delve right into Manopt.jl check out the [Getting Started: Optimize!](@ref Optimize) tutorial.

Manopt.jl makes it easy to use an algorithm for your favorite manifold as well as a manifold for your favorite algorithm. It already provides many manifolds and algorithms, which can easily be enhanced, for example to [record](@ref RecordOptions) certain data or [display information](@ref DebugOptions) throughout iterations.

## Main Features

1. Manifolds Manifolds consist of three elements: a Manifold type that stores general information about the manifold, for example a name, or for example in order to generate a randomMPoint, an MPoint storing data to represent a point on the manifold, for example a vector or a matrix, and a TVector string data to represent a point in a tangent space $T_x\mathcal M$ of such an MPoint. If a manifold has certain properties, for example if it is a [matrix manifold](@ref MatrixManifold) or a [Lie group](@ref LieGroup), see for example the binary operator ⊗. For a list of available manifolds, see [the list of manifolds](@ref Manifolds)

2. Functions on Manifolds Several functions are available, implemented on an arbitrary manifold, [cost functions](@ref CostFunctions), [differentials](@ref DifferentialFunctions), and [gradients](@ref GradientFunctions) as well as [proximal maps](@ref proximalMapFunctions), but also several [jacobi Fields](@ref JacobiFieldFunctions) and their [adjoints](@ref adjointDifferentialFunctions).

3. Optimization Algorithms (Solvers) For every optimization algorithm, a [solver](@ref Solvers) is implemented based on a Problem that describes the problem to solve and its Options that set up the solver, store interims values. Together they form a [plan](@ref planSection).

4. Visualization To visualize and interpret results, Manopt.jl aims to provide both easy plot functions as well as [exports](@ref Exports). Furthermore a system to get [debug](@ref DebugOptions) during the iterations of an algorithms as well as [record](@ref RecordOptions) capabilities, i.e. to record a specified tuple of values per iteration, most prominently RecordCost and RecordIterate. Take a look at the [Getting Started: Optimize!](@ref Optimize) tutorial how to easily activate this.

All four parts are accompanied by a documentation that can also be accessed from within Julia REPL and provides detailed information, e.g. the formula for an [exponential or logarithmic map on the manifold of symmetric positive definite matrices](@ref SymmetricPositiveDefiniteManifold) or literature references for an algorithm like cyclicProximalPoint.

## Notation

During this documentation, we refer to a variable with e.g. both x and $x$ depending on whether the context refers to a code fragment or a mathematical formula, respectively.

Symbol used for
$\mathcal M, \mathcal N$ a manifold
$d,d_1,\ldots,d_n$ dimension(s) of a manifold
$x,y,z,x_1,\ldots,x_n$ points on a manifold
$T_x\mathcal M$ the tangent space of $x\in\mathcal M$
$\xi,\nu,\eta,\xi_1,\ldots,\xi_n$ tangent vectors, might be extended by the base point, i.e. $\xi_x$
$\log_xy$ logarithmic map
$\exp_x\xi$ exponential map
$g(t; x,y)$ geodesic connecting $x,y\in\mathcal M$ with $t\in [0,1]$
$\langle \cdot, \cdot\rangle_x$ Riemannian inner product on $T_x\mathcal M$
$\operatorname{PT}_{x\to y}\xi$ parallel transport of $\xi\in T_x\mathcal M$ from $x$ to $y$ along $g(\cdot;x,y)$

## Literature

<ul><li id="AbsilMahonySepulchre2008">
[<a>Absil, Mahony, Sepulchre, 2008</a>]
P.-A. Absil, R. Mahony and R. Sepulchre,
<emph>Optimization Algorithms on
Matrix Manifolds</emph>, Princeton University Press, 2008,
doi: <a href="https://doi.org/10.1515/9781400830244">10.1515/9781400830244</a>,
<a href="http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/absil/">open access</a>.
</li></ul>

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