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Ruby Linear Algebra Library

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= Linalg - Ruby Linear Algebra Library

A Fortran-based linear algebra package.

=== Features

Major features:
* Cholesky decomposition
* LU decomposition
* QR decomposition
* Schur decomposition
* Singular value decomposition
* Eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a general matrix
* Minimization by least squares
* Linear equation solving
* Stand-alone LAPACK bindings: call any LAPACK routine from directly from ruby.

Minor features:
* Convenient iterators
* Condition numbers and condition number estimates
* Nullspace, rank, nullity
* Inverse
* Pseudo-inverse
* Determinant
* 2-norm, 1-norm, infinity-norm, Frobenius norm

=== Getting Started

Everything you need to know is in:
* Linalg::DMatrix  
* Linalg::Iterators

and this README.

=== Tutorial

  $ irb
  irb(main):000:0> require 'linalg'
  => true
  irb(main):000:0> include Linalg
  => Object

==== Construction

  irb(main):000:0> DMatrix[[1,2,3], [4,5,6]]
  => 
    1.000000  2.000000  3.000000
    4.000000  5.000000  6.000000
  
  irb(main):000:0> DMatrix.rows [[1,2,3], [4,5,6]]
  => 
    1.000000  2.000000  3.000000
    4.000000  5.000000  6.000000
  
  irb(main):000:0> DMatrix.columns [[1,2,3], [4,5,6]]
  => 
    1.000000  4.000000
    2.000000  5.000000
    3.000000  6.000000

  irb(main):000:0> a = DMatrix.new(3, 3) { |i, j| 10*i + j }
  => 
    0.000000  1.000000  2.000000
   10.000000 11.000000 12.000000
   20.000000 21.000000 22.000000

  irb(main):000:0> DMatrix.new(3, 3, 99)          
  => 
   99.000000 99.000000 99.000000
   99.000000 99.000000 99.000000
   99.000000 99.000000 99.000000

  irb(main):000:0> DMatrix.diagonal [3,4,5]
  => 
    3.000000  0.000000  0.000000
    0.000000  4.000000  0.000000
    0.000000  0.000000  5.000000

  irb(main):000:0> DMatrix.diagonal(4) { |i| i*i }
  => 
    0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000
    0.000000  1.000000  0.000000  0.000000
    0.000000  0.000000  4.000000  0.000000
    0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  9.000000

  irb(main):000:0> DMatrix.diagonal(4, 99)
  => 
   99.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000
    0.000000 99.000000  0.000000  0.000000
    0.000000  0.000000 99.000000  0.000000
    0.000000  0.000000  0.000000 99.000000

==== Indexing

Indexing is in (row, column) order.  This is the convention for
Mathematics and Fortran.  It is opposite from C convention.

  irb(main):000:0> a
  => 
    0.000000  1.000000  2.000000
   10.000000 11.000000 12.000000
   20.000000 21.000000 22.000000
  
  irb(main):000:0> a[1,0]
  => 10.0
  irb(main):000:0> a[2,0]
  => 20.0
  irb(main):000:0> a[0,1]
  => 1.0
  irb(main):000:0> a[0,2]
  => 2.0

Index boundaries are strongly enforced
  irb(main):000:0> a[-1,0]   
  IndexError: out of range
          from (irb):27:in `[]'
          from (irb):27

==== Enumerables

There are several abstract <tt>Enumerable</tt>s which you may obtain
from a matrix: columns, rows, elements, and diagonal elements.
  
  irb(main):000:0> a
  => 
    0.000000  1.000000  2.000000
   10.000000 11.000000 12.000000
   20.000000 21.000000 22.000000
  
  irb(main):000:0> a.columns.class
  => Linalg::Iterators::ColumnEnum
  irb(main):000:0> cols = a.columns.map { |x| x }
  => [
    0.000000
   10.000000
   20.000000
  , 
    1.000000
   11.000000
   21.000000
  , 
    2.000000
   12.000000
   22.000000
  ]
  irb(main):000:0> rows = a.rows.map { |x| x }
  => [
    0.000000  1.000000  2.000000
  , 
   10.000000 11.000000 12.000000
  , 
   20.000000 21.000000 22.000000
  ]
  irb(main):000:0> a.elems.map { |x| x }
  => [0.0, 10.0, 20.0, 1.0, 11.0, 21.0, 2.0, 12.0, 22.0]
  irb(main):003:0> a.elems.find_all { |x| x > 10 }
  => [20.0, 11.0, 21.0, 12.0, 22.0]
  irb(main):008:0> a.diags.map { |x| x }
  => [0.0, 11.0, 22.0]

Another method of constructing a matrix is to join rows or columns,

  irb(main):000:0> DMatrix.join_columns [cols[0], cols[2]]
  => 
    0.000000  2.000000
   10.000000 12.000000
   20.000000 22.000000

  irb(main):000:0> DMatrix.join_rows [rows[0], rows[2]]
  => 
    0.000000  1.000000  2.000000
   20.000000 21.000000 22.000000

==== Enumerable-like Iterators with Index Pairs

A matrix itself is not +Enumerable+, but a select number of
+Enumerable+-like methods are provided.

  irb(main):000:0> a
  => 
    0.000000  1.000000  2.000000
   10.000000 11.000000 12.000000
   20.000000 21.000000 22.000000
  
  irb(main):000:0> a.each_with_index { |e, i, j| puts "row #{i} column #{j} : #{e}" } ; nil
  row 0 column 0 : 0.0
  row 1 column 0 : 10.0
  row 2 column 0 : 20.0
  row 0 column 1 : 1.0
  row 1 column 1 : 11.0
  row 2 column 1 : 21.0
  row 0 column 2 : 2.0
  row 1 column 2 : 12.0
  row 2 column 2 : 22.0
  => nil
  irb(main):000:0> a.map_with_index { |e, i, j| e*i*j }
  => 
    0.000000  0.000000  0.000000
    0.000000 11.000000 24.000000
    0.000000 42.000000 88.000000

  irb(main):000:0> a.each_upper_with_index { |e, i, j| puts "a[#{i}, #{j}] : #{e}" } ; nil
  a[0, 1] : 1.0
  a[0, 2] : 2.0
  a[1, 2] : 12.0
  => nil
  irb(main):000:0> a.each_lower_with_index { |e, i, j| puts "a[#{i}, #{j}] : #{e}" } ; nil
  a[1, 0] : 10.0
  a[2, 0] : 20.0
  a[2, 1] : 21.0
  => nil

==== Epsilon Comparison

For good and bad, a default epsilon of <tt>1e-8</tt> is provided for
comparison, nullspace identification, and symmetric testing.

You can change +default_epsilon+ class-wide or on a per-object basis,
or simply pass an explicit epsilon to any of these methods.

  irb(main):000:0> a = DMatrix.rand(3, 3)
  => 
   0.824730  0.305527  0.044433 
  -0.582865 -0.351364 -0.752941 
   0.103417 -0.254290  0.216312 
  
  irb(main):000:0> b = a.map { |e| e + 0.000001 }
  => 
   0.824731  0.305528  0.044434 
  -0.582864 -0.351363 -0.752940 
   0.103418 -0.254289  0.216313 
  
  irb(main):000:0> a.within(1e-4, b)
  => true
  irb(main):000:0> a.class.default_epsilon
  => 1.0e-08
  irb(main):000:0> a =~ b
  => false
  irb(main):000:0> a.singleton_class.default_epsilon
  => nil
  irb(main):000:0> a.singleton_class.default_epsilon = 0.0001
  => 0.0001
  irb(main):000:0> a =~ b
  => true
  irb(main):000:0> b =~ a
  => false
  
<tt>singleton_class.epsilon</tt> has first preference over
<tt>class.epsilon</tt>.

==== Singular Value Decomposition

  irb(main):000:0> a = DMatrix.rand(4, 7) ;
  irb(main):000:0* u, s, vt = a.singular_value_decomposition
  => [
  -0.747003  0.304315 -0.144972 -0.573029 
  -0.435034 -0.814506  0.381951  0.037926 
   0.207010 -0.490811 -0.777727 -0.333753 
  -0.458125  0.055467 -0.477741  0.747535 
  , 
   2.186983  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000 
   0.000000  1.719562  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000 
   0.000000  0.000000  1.474243  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000 
   0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.676138  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000 
  , 
   0.276463 -0.345917  0.573929 -0.416910 -0.139648  0.526564  0.062694 
  -0.838456 -0.430716  0.199266  0.170144  0.087954  0.077829  0.170372 
  -0.022382 -0.403705 -0.054483 -0.077530 -0.042506 -0.160232 -0.894461 
  -0.079171  0.476099  0.396614  0.253131  0.573392  0.315335 -0.342737 
   0.034285 -0.212892 -0.265934 -0.537325  0.749204 -0.111692  0.142407 
  -0.377150  0.344083 -0.443538 -0.422834 -0.235075  0.530130 -0.165989 
  -0.265280  0.376113  0.450755 -0.509553 -0.160031 -0.545940 -0.041002 
  ]
  irb(main):000:0> u*s*vt
  => 
  -0.854950  0.241548 -0.975366  0.688628  0.061092 -0.907441  0.310691 
   0.896671  0.717254 -0.845643  0.121186  0.000445 -0.692125 -0.810721 
   0.876331  0.562343  0.064623 -0.300574 -0.218113  0.285261  0.987489 
  -0.381214  0.830467 -0.317184  0.616481  0.468055 -0.247913  0.410178 
  
  irb(main):000:0> a
  => 
  -0.854950  0.241548 -0.975366  0.688628  0.061092 -0.907441  0.310691 
   0.896671  0.717254 -0.845643  0.121186  0.000445 -0.692125 -0.810721 
   0.876331  0.562343  0.064623 -0.300574 -0.218113  0.285261  0.987489 
  -0.381214  0.830467 -0.317184  0.616481  0.468055 -0.247913  0.410178 
  
  irb(main):000:0> u*u.t
  => 
   1.000000  0.000000 -0.000000  0.000000 
   0.000000  1.000000  0.000000  0.000000 
  -0.000000  0.000000  1.000000  0.000000 
   0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  1.000000 
  
  irb(main):000:0> vt.t*vt
  => 
   1.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000 -0.000000 
   0.000000  1.000000 -0.000000 -0.000000  0.000000 -0.000000  0.000000 
   0.000000 -0.000000  1.000000 -0.000000 -0.000000  0.000000  0.000000 
   0.000000 -0.000000 -0.000000  1.000000 -0.000000 -0.000000  0.000000 
   0.000000  0.000000 -0.000000 -0.000000  1.000000 -0.000000  0.000000 
   0.000000 -0.000000  0.000000 -0.000000 -0.000000  1.000000 -0.000000 
  -0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000  0.000000 -0.000000  1.000000 
  
==== Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues

  irb(main):000:0> a = DMatrix.rand(5, 5)
  => 
  -0.319566  0.633985  0.335298 -0.150403  0.758559 
  -0.633389  0.444269  0.375873  0.521107  0.247966 
   0.757654  0.504831  0.160970 -0.241885 -0.949746 
  -0.174517  0.351239 -0.600079 -0.533921  0.851118 
  -0.736717  0.006612 -0.941311 -0.417801  0.555841 
  
  irb(main):000:0> eigs, re, im = a.eigensystem   
  => [
  -0.232169 -0.540550 -0.215201 -0.216959  0.036677 
  -0.449048 -0.031420 -0.114366 -0.228818  0.062841 
   0.682632  0.283575  0.019432  0.540907  0.073854 
   0.364843 -0.597905  0.000000 -0.592036  0.000000 
   0.381257 -0.207285 -0.407649 -0.490737 -0.076896 
  , 
  -1.088525 
  -0.093563 
  -0.093563 
   0.791621 
   0.791621 
  , 
   0.000000 
   0.604163 
  -0.604163 
   0.158934 
  -0.158934 
  ]
  irb(main):000:0> a*eigs.column(0)
  => 
   0.252722 
   0.488799 
  -0.743062 
  -0.397141 
  -0.415008 
  
  irb(main):000:0> re[0]*eigs.column(0)
  => 
   0.252722 
   0.488799 
  -0.743062 
  -0.397141 
  -0.415008 

==== QR factorization

  irb(main):000:0> a = DMatrix.rand(4, 7) ;
  irb(main):000:0* q, r = a.qr
  => [
   -0.593983  0.263367 -0.572195 -0.500414
   -0.486715 -0.780258  0.331047 -0.211458
   -0.184137 -0.328403 -0.586889  0.716803
   -0.613503  0.462588  0.467507  0.437109
  , 
   -1.180464 -0.295897 -0.478813 -0.300434  0.360094  0.738799 -0.571687
    0.000000  0.873800 -0.167873  0.612545  0.462280  0.097813 -0.733398
    0.000000  0.000000  1.659791 -0.439355 -0.234388 -0.063566  0.149709
    0.000000  0.000000  0.000000 -0.047795  0.805122 -0.158261  0.754104
  ]
  irb(main):000:0> q*r
  => 
    0.701176  0.405888 -0.709530  0.615091 -0.360919 -0.297505 -0.316607
    0.574550 -0.537772  0.913498 -0.467057 -0.783803 -0.423482  0.740588
    0.217367 -0.232473 -0.830816  0.077752  0.496553 -0.244298  0.798800
    0.724218  0.585743  0.992061  0.241379  0.235274 -0.506903  0.411086
  
  irb(main):000:0> a
  => 
    0.701176  0.405888 -0.709530  0.615091 -0.360919 -0.297505 -0.316607
    0.574550 -0.537772  0.913498 -0.467057 -0.783803 -0.423482  0.740588
    0.217367 -0.232473 -0.830816  0.077752  0.496553 -0.244298  0.798800
    0.724218  0.585743  0.992061  0.241379  0.235274 -0.506903  0.411086
  
  irb(main):000:0> q.t*q
  => 
    1.000000  0.000000 -0.000000 -0.000000
    0.000000  1.000000  0.000000 -0.000000
   -0.000000  0.000000  1.000000  0.000000
   -0.000000 -0.000000  0.000000  1.000000

See the Linalg::DMatrix documentation for more info.  The various
tests in test/ are also instructive.

=== Download

* http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=273

=== Repository

* http://github.com/quix/linalg

=== Notes

There are four matrix types: +SMatrix+, +DMatrix+, +CMatrix+, and
+ZMatrix+ -- single precision, double precision, single precision
complex, and double precision complex, respectively.  They are all
available with basic functionality, however the more complex routines
you see here currently lie only in +DMatrix+.

If you have used +narray+, note that +linalg+ uses the mathematical
definition of <em>rank</em>, which is equal to the number of columns
only in the case of a nonsingular square matrix.

=== Details

Author::   James M. Lawrence <quixoticsycophant@gmail.com>
Requires:: Ruby 1.8.1 or later
License::  Copyright (c) 2004-2008 James M. Lawrence.
           Released under the MIT license.

=== License

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