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Evaluating a function using techniques for solving linear systems

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ffrbh on 9 Oct 2017
Answered: Carl on 11 Oct 2017
I really just need help on where to start with this problem. I know about LU decomposition and Cholesky decomposition as means of efficiently solving a linear system, but I'm unsure how to approach this problem.

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Carl on 11 Oct 2017
An important part of solving a linear system efficiently is to avoid explicitly calculating the inverse, if possible. In MATLAB, this is often done using the mldivide (\) operator. See the page here for a high-level description of the various methods/optimizations it uses.
So in a function, something like:
can be replaced with:
On a related note, the transpose of a matrix or array x is written as x' in MATLAB.


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