How does Octave choose a phase when calculating eigenvectors?
From:
Brett Green
Subject:
How does Octave choose a phase when calculating eigenvectors?
Date:
Fri, 13 Mar 2020 12:59:33 -0400
Eigenvectors are defined up to a constant. Octave chooses the magnitude of this constant such that the eigenvectors will be normalized. However, this still leaves an arbitrary phase.
How does Octave choose this phase? It is not specified in the documentation.