bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #32075, logm with an identity matrix


bug #32075: logm with an identity matrix

Submitted by:  Guillaume <gyom>
Submitted on:  Fri 07 Jan 2011 03:51:39 PM UTC  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalItem Group: Incorrect Result
Status: FixedAssigned to: None
Originator Name: GuillaumeOpen/Closed: Closed
Release: devOperating System: GNU/Linux

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Mon 10 Jan 2011 07:55:51 PM UTC, comment #3:

Thanks for the suggestion. I did that, but also left my code in place because we need to ensure that

also works. I checked in the following change:


I don't see a quick test to decide whether a full matrix has nonzero elements only on the diagonal. Maybe we should have one. If we did, we could speed things up a bit more.

I think this problem is fixed now, so I'm closing this report.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Mon 10 Jan 2011 03:57:42 PM UTC, comment #2:

Why not a behavior similar to expm? m is equal to 1 (not 0) only in the case s is the identity. The enclosed patch treats explicitly the scalar case and the diagonal case (in particular, the identity).


(file #22385)

Marco Caliari <caliari>
Project Member
Fri 07 Jan 2011 07:21:34 PM UTC, comment #1:

I'm attaching a changeset that appears to fix the problem for me, but I'd like confirmation that this is the right thing to do from someone who understands this algorithm better than I do before I commit it.

(file #22373)

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Fri 07 Jan 2011 03:51:39 PM UTC, original submission:

Computing the matrix logarithm of an identity matrix crashes with Octave dev:
octave> logm(eye(3))
error: gauss_legendre: A(I,J): row index out of bounds; value 1 out of bound 0
while it returns zeros(3) on Octave 3.2.4 and MATLAB.

Guillaume <gyom>


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file #22385:  logm.m.diff added by caliari (389B - text/x-patch)
file #22373:  diffs.txt added by jwe (972B - text/plain)


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