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NAG Toolbox: nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_easy_old (c05pb)

Purpose

nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_easy (c05pb) is an easy-to-use function that finds a solution of a system of nonlinear equations by a modification of the Powell hybrid method. You must provide the Jacobian.
Note: this function is scheduled to be withdrawn, please see c05pb in Advice on Replacement Calls for Withdrawn/Superseded Routines..

Syntax

[x, fvec, fjac, ifail] = c05pb(fcn, x, 'n', n, 'xtol', xtol)
[x, fvec, fjac, ifail] = nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_easy_old(fcn, x, 'n', n, 'xtol', xtol)

Description

The system of equations is defined as:
fi (x1,x2,,xn) = 0 ,   for ​ i = 1, 2, , n .
fi (x1,x2,,xn) = 0 ,   for ​ i= 1, 2, , n .
nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_easy (c05pb) is based on the MINPACK routine HYBRJ1 (see Moré et al. (1980)). It chooses the correction at each step as a convex combination of the Newton and scaled gradient directions. The Jacobian is updated by the rank-1 method of Broyden. At the starting point, the Jacobian is calculated, but it is not recalculated until the rank-1 method fails to produce satisfactory progress. For more details see Powell (1970).

References

Moré J J, Garbow B S and Hillstrom K E (1980) User guide for MINPACK-1 Technical Report ANL-80-74 Argonne National Laboratory
Powell M J D (1970) A hybrid method for nonlinear algebraic equations Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Algebraic Equations (ed P Rabinowitz) Gordon and Breach

Parameters

Compulsory Input Parameters

1:     fcn – function handle or string containing name of m-file
Depending upon the value of iflag, fcn must either return the values of the functions fi fi  at a point xx or return the Jacobian at xx.
[fvec, fjac, iflag] = fcn(n, x, fvec, fjac, ldfjac, iflag)

Input Parameters

1:     n – int64int32nag_int scalar
nn, the number of equations.
2:     x(n) – double array
The components of the point xx at which the functions or the Jacobian must be evaluated.
3:     fvec(n) – double array
If iflag = 2 iflag=2 , fvec contains the function values fi(x) fi(x)  and must not be changed.
4:     fjac(ldfjac,n) – double array
If iflag = 1 iflag=1 , fjac contains the value of (fi)/(xj) fi xj  at the point xx, for i = 1,2,,ni=1,2,,n and j = 1,2,,nj=1,2,,n, and must not be changed.
5:     ldfjac – int64int32nag_int scalar
The first dimension of the array fjac as declared in the (sub)program from which nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_easy (c05pb) is called.
6:     iflag – int64int32nag_int scalar
iflag = 1iflag=1 or 22.
iflag = 1iflag=1
fvec is to be updated.
iflag = 2iflag=2
fjac is to be updated.

Output Parameters

1:     fvec(n) – double array
If iflag = 1 iflag=1 on entry, fvec must contain the function values fi(x) fi(x) (unless iflag is set to a negative value by fcn).
2:     fjac(ldfjac,n) – double array
ldfjacn ldfjacn .
If iflag = 2 iflag=2 on entry, fjac(i,j) fjacij must contain the value of (fi)/(xj) fi xj at the point xx, for i = 1,2,,ni=1,2,,n and j = 1,2,,nj=1,2,,n, (unless iflag is set to a negative value by fcn).
3:     iflag – int64int32nag_int scalar
In general, iflag should not be reset by fcn. If, however, you wish to terminate execution (perhaps because some illegal point x has been reached), then iflag should be set to a negative integer. This value will be returned through ifail.
2:     x(n) – double array
n, the dimension of the array, must satisfy the constraint n > 0 n>0 .
An initial guess at the solution vector.

Optional Input Parameters

1:     n – int64int32nag_int scalar
Default: The dimension of the array x.
nn, the number of equations.
Constraint: n > 0 n>0 .
2:     xtol – double scalar
The accuracy in x to which the solution is required.
Suggested value: sqrt(ε)ε, where εε is the machine precision returned by nag_machine_precision (x02aj).
Default: sqrt(machine precision) machine precision
Constraint: xtol0.0 xtol0.0 .

Input Parameters Omitted from the MATLAB Interface

ldfjac wa lwa

Output Parameters

1:     x(n) – double array
The final estimate of the solution vector.
2:     fvec(n) – double array
The function values at the final point returned in x.
3:     fjac(ldfjac,n) – double array
ldfjacn ldfjacn .
The orthogonal matrix QQ produced by the QR QR factorisation of the final approximate Jacobian.
4:     ifail – int64int32nag_int scalar
ifail = 0ifail=0 unless the function detects an error (see [Error Indicators and Warnings]).

Error Indicators and Warnings

Errors or warnings detected by the function:

Cases prefixed with W are classified as warnings and do not generate an error of type NAG:error_n. See nag_issue_warnings.

W ifail < 0ifail<0
A negative value of ifail indicates an exit from nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_easy (c05pb) because you have set iflag negative in fcn. The value of ifail will be the same as your setting of iflag.
  ifail = 1ifail=1
On entry, n0 n0 ,
or ldfjac < n ldfjac<n ,
or xtol < 0.0 xtol<0.0 ,
W ifail = 2ifail=2
There have been 100 × (n + 1) 100 × (n+1)  evaluations of the functions. Consider restarting the calculation from the final point held in x.
W ifail = 3ifail=3
No further improvement in the approximate solution x is possible; xtol is too small.
W ifail = 4ifail=4
The iteration is not making good progress. This failure exit may indicate that the system does not have a zero, or that the solution is very close to the origin (see Section [Accuracy]). Otherwise, rerunning nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_easy (c05pb) from a different starting point may avoid the region of difficulty.
  ifail = 999ifail=-999
Internal memory allocation failed.

Accuracy

If x^  is the true solution, nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_easy (c05pb) tries to ensure that
x2 xtol × 2 .
x-x^ 2 xtol × x^ 2 .
If this condition is satisfied with xtol = 10k xtol = 10-k , then the larger components of xx have kk significant decimal digits. There is a danger that the smaller components of xx may have large relative errors, but the fast rate of convergence of nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_easy (c05pb) usually obviates this possibility.
If xtol is less than machine precision and the above test is satisfied with the machine precision in place of xtol, then the function exits with ifail = 3ifail=3.
Note:  this convergence test is based purely on relative error, and may not indicate convergence if the solution is very close to the origin.
The test assumes that the functions and the Jacobian are coded consistently and that the functions are reasonably well behaved. If these conditions are not satisfied, then nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_easy (c05pb) may incorrectly indicate convergence. The coding of the Jacobian can be checked using nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_check (c05za). If the Jacobian is coded correctly, then the validity of the answer can be checked by rerunning nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_easy (c05pb) with a lower value for xtol.

Further Comments

Local workspace arrays of fixed lengths are allocated internally by nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_easy (c05pb). The total size of these arrays amounts to n × (n + 13) / 2 n×(n+13)/2 double elements.
The time required by nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_easy (c05pb) to solve a given problem depends on nn, the behaviour of the functions, the accuracy requested and the starting point. The number of arithmetic operations executed by nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_easy (c05pb) is about 11.5 × n2 11.5×n2  to process each evaluation of the functions and about 1.3 × n3 1.3×n3  to process each evaluation of the Jacobian. Unless fcn can be evaluated quickly, the timing of nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_easy (c05pb) will be strongly influenced by the time spent in fcn.
Ideally the problem should be scaled so that, at the solution, the function values are of comparable magnitude.

Example

function nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_easy_old_example
x = [-1;
     -1;
     -1;
     -1;
     -1;
     -1;
     -1;
     -1;
     -1];
[xOut, fvec, fjac, ifail] = nag_roots_withdraw_sys_deriv_easy_old(@fcn, x)

function [fvec, fjac, iflag] = fcn(n,x,fvec,fjac,ldfjac,iflag)

  if (iflag ~= 2)
    for k = 1:double(n)
      fvec(k) = (3.0-2.0*x(k))*x(k) + 1.0;
      if (k > 1)
        fvec(k) = fvec(k) - x(k-1);
      end
      if (k < n)
        fvec(k) = fvec(k) - 2.0*x(k+1);
      end
    end
  else
    fjac = zeros(n,n);
    for k = 1:double(n)
      fjac(k,k) = 3.0 - 4.0*x(k);
      if (k > 1)
        fjac(k,k-1) = -1.0;
      end
      if (k < n)
        fjac(k,k+1) = -2.0;
      end
    end
  end
 

xOut =

   -0.5707
   -0.6816
   -0.7017
   -0.7042
   -0.7014
   -0.6919
   -0.6658
   -0.5960
   -0.4164


fvec =

   1.0e-08 *

    0.6560
   -0.4175
   -0.5193
   -0.2396
    0.2022
    0.4818
    0.2579
   -0.3884
   -0.0136


fjac =

   -0.9691   -0.2148   -0.0209    0.0470    0.0611    0.0339   -0.0188   -0.0678    0.0471
    0.2268   -0.9561   -0.1558    0.0078    0.0423    0.0328   -0.0064   -0.0621    0.0582
   -0.0174    0.1584   -0.9720   -0.1533   -0.0206    0.0090    0.0087   -0.0254    0.0720
   -0.0478   -0.0482    0.1554   -0.9653   -0.1728   -0.0306    0.0139    0.0072    0.0918
   -0.0414   -0.0486   -0.0103    0.1910   -0.9579   -0.1638   -0.0068    0.0214    0.1198
   -0.0072   -0.0143   -0.0058    0.0102    0.1882   -0.9588   -0.1373   -0.0024    0.1614
    0.0361    0.0408    0.0197    0.0011   -0.0011    0.1731   -0.9455   -0.1429    0.2288
    0.0591    0.0849    0.0606    0.0302    0.0175    0.0320    0.2366   -0.8900    0.3679
    0.0164    0.0304    0.0474    0.0704    0.1040    0.1402    0.1748    0.4218    0.8676


ifail =

                    0


function c05pb_example
x = [-1;
     -1;
     -1;
     -1;
     -1;
     -1;
     -1;
     -1;
     -1];
[xOut, fvec, fjac, ifail] = c05pb(@fcn, x)

function [fvec, fjac, iflag] = fcn(n,x,fvec,fjac,ldfjac,iflag)

  if (iflag ~= 2)
    for k = 1:double(n)
      fvec(k) = (3.0-2.0*x(k))*x(k) + 1.0;
      if (k > 1)
        fvec(k) = fvec(k) - x(k-1);
      end
      if (k < n)
        fvec(k) = fvec(k) - 2.0*x(k+1);
      end
    end
  else
    fjac = zeros(n,n);
    for k = 1:double(n)
      fjac(k,k) = 3.0 - 4.0*x(k);
      if (k > 1)
        fjac(k,k-1) = -1.0;
      end
      if (k < n)
        fjac(k,k+1) = -2.0;
      end
    end
  end
 

xOut =

   -0.5707
   -0.6816
   -0.7017
   -0.7042
   -0.7014
   -0.6919
   -0.6658
   -0.5960
   -0.4164


fvec =

   1.0e-08 *

    0.6560
   -0.4175
   -0.5193
   -0.2396
    0.2022
    0.4818
    0.2579
   -0.3884
   -0.0136


fjac =

   -0.9691   -0.2148   -0.0209    0.0470    0.0611    0.0339   -0.0188   -0.0678    0.0471
    0.2268   -0.9561   -0.1558    0.0078    0.0423    0.0328   -0.0064   -0.0621    0.0582
   -0.0174    0.1584   -0.9720   -0.1533   -0.0206    0.0090    0.0087   -0.0254    0.0720
   -0.0478   -0.0482    0.1554   -0.9653   -0.1728   -0.0306    0.0139    0.0072    0.0918
   -0.0414   -0.0486   -0.0103    0.1910   -0.9579   -0.1638   -0.0068    0.0214    0.1198
   -0.0072   -0.0143   -0.0058    0.0102    0.1882   -0.9588   -0.1373   -0.0024    0.1614
    0.0361    0.0408    0.0197    0.0011   -0.0011    0.1731   -0.9455   -0.1429    0.2288
    0.0591    0.0849    0.0606    0.0302    0.0175    0.0320    0.2366   -0.8900    0.3679
    0.0164    0.0304    0.0474    0.0704    0.1040    0.1402    0.1748    0.4218    0.8676


ifail =

                    0



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