least-squares solution of equations
set of equations or expressions
set of names
Important: The linalg package has been deprecated. Use the superseding command LinearAlgebra[LeastSquares], instead.
- For information on migrating linalg code to the new packages, see examples/LinearAlgebraMigration.
The call leastsqrs(A, b) returns the vector that best satisfies A⁢x=b in the least-squares sense. The result returned is the vector x which minimizes norm⁡A⁢x−b,2.
The call leastsqrs(S, v) finds the values for the variables in v which minimize the equations or expressions in S in the least-squares sense. The result returned is a set of equations whose left-hand sides are from v.
For the linear case, if the third optional argument is 'optimize', the routine will find the optimal least square solution (i.e. the vector x with norm⁡x,2 being the smallest). At present, the matrix entries must be rationals.
The command with(linalg,leastsqrs) allows the use of the abbreviated form of this command.
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