#!/usr/bin/env python
# coding: utf-8
# # Keeping track of coefficients in Gram-Schmidt
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import numpy as np
import numpy.linalg as la
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A = np.random.randn(3, 3)
# Let's start from regular old (modified) Gram-Schmidt:
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Q = np.zeros(A.shape)
q = A[:, 0]
Q[:, 0] = q/la.norm(q)
# -----------
q = A[:, 1]
coeff = np.dot(Q[:, 0], q)
q = q - coeff*Q[:, 0]
Q[:, 1] = q/la.norm(q)
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q = A[:, 2]
coeff = np.dot(Q[:, 0], q)
q = q - coeff*Q[:, 0]
coeff = np.dot(Q[:, 1], q)
q = q - coeff*Q[:, 1]
Q[:, 2] = q/la.norm(q)
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Q.dot(Q.T)
# Now we want to keep track of what vector got added to what other vector, in the style of an elimination matrix.
#
# Let's call that matrix $R$.
#
# * Would it be $A=QR$ or $A=RQ$? Why?
# * Where are $R$'s nonzeros?
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R = np.zeros((A.shape[0], A.shape[0]))
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Q = np.zeros(A.shape)
q = A[:, 0]
Q[:, 0] = q/la.norm(q)
R[0,0] = la.norm(q)
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q = A[:, 1]
coeff = np.dot(Q[:, 0], q)
R[0,1] = coeff
q = q - coeff*Q[:, 0]
Q[:, 1] = q/la.norm(q)
R[1,1] = la.norm(q)
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q = A[:, 2]
coeff = np.dot(Q[:, 0], q)
R[0,2] = coeff
q = q - coeff*Q[:, 0]
coeff = np.dot(Q[:, 1], q)
R[1,2] = coeff
q = q- coeff*Q[:, 1]
Q[:, 2] = q/la.norm(q)
R[2,2] = la.norm(q)
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R
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la.norm(Q@R - A)
# This is called [QR factorization](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_decomposition).
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# * When does it break?
# * Does it need something like pivoting?
# * Can we use it for something?