[PYTHON MATRIX-SIG] Singular Values

Konrad Hinsen hinsen@ibs.ibs.fr
Wed, 4 Jun 1997 12:35:21 +0200

> can any one tell me the reason why the
> LinearAlgerba.singular_value_decomposition routine returns U,S,W^T, where
> the matrix being decomposed is U*S*W^T, when it seems more
> conventional to return U,S,W ?

The convention with respect to SVD is to return U, S, W^T, because
the product of these matrices is the original matrix. Matlab, for
example, does the same.
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