SVD question

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Sat Mar 18 02:16:59 CET 2006

smritibhagat at wrote:
> Hi!
> I have been trying to figure this out, and need help...
> How do I compute an orthogonal complement of a matrix using SVD?

On the chance that this is homework, I will only point out that Golub and van
Loan's book _Matrix Computations_ is essential reading if you are doing, well,
matrix computations.

> Is there a python lib function or code that does this?

numpy has SVD.

Robert Kern
robert.kern at

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 an underlying truth."
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