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## [Help-gsl] LinAlg SV Doc?

 From: Kevin H. Hobbs Subject: [Help-gsl] LinAlg SV Doc? Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 14:27:15 -0500 User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.1.7) Gecko/20100120 Fedora/3.0.1-1.fc11 Thunderbird/3.0.1

```I'm fairly new to using the linear algebra routines so this may be
obvious to everybody else but :

In gsl_linalg_SV_solve how long should b and x be?

Could an example be added for this section?

I believe the length of b must be M and the length of x must be N but I
get really confused here, mostly around :

is M the number of samples or the number of parameters (below)?

I will gladly contribute the function I am working on now as an example.

My problem of the moment is to find the best fitting plane for sets of 7
dimensional points, though 3-D will be enough to get me started.

I have a set of 9 points from f(x,y)=z, and I want to find the best
fitting plane, ax + by + c = z, though these points.

My points are :

f(1, 1) = 2
f(1, 2) = 2.11
f(1, 3) = 3.21
f(2, 1) = 3.97
f(2, 2) = 3.76
f(2, 3) = 4.01
f(3, 1) = 3.40
f(3, 2) = 5.47
f(3, 3) = 4.35

When I put these into the equation for a plane this becomes :

1a + 1b + 1c = 2
1a + 2b + 1c = 2.11
1a + 3b + 1c = 3.21
2a + 1b + 1c = 3.97
2a + 2b + 1c = 3.76
2a + 3b + 1c = 4.01
3a + 1b + 1c = 3.40
3a + 2b + 1c = 5.47
3a + 3b + 1c = 4.35

Then I create the matrix A and the vectors x and b for the linear system
Ax = b (I know x and b are getting confused):

1 1 1      2.00
1 2 1      2.11
1 3 1      3.21
2 1 1      3.97
A = 2 2 1  b = 3.76  x = a b c
2 3 1      4.01
3 1 1      3.40
3 2 1      5.47
3 3 1      4.35

The output I get from the attached program is :

0.983333 0.366667 0.886667

which puts a nice plane through my points.

Do I have my Ms and Ns in the right places?
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