Date: Feb 27, 2013 7:40 AM Author: Tony Kittler Subject: Re: Alternative solution for NAN "Torsten" wrote in message <kgku2t$t2g$1@newscl01ah.mathworks.com>...

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> > > > > > > The following code gives NAN (Not a Number) values

> > > > > > > [U,D]=eig(N);

> > > > > > >

> > > > > > > To solve this problem, I wrote that

> > > > > > > while(det(N) == 0)

> > > > > > > N=(1e-10.*randi(1,size(N)))*eye(size(N));

> > > > > > > end

> > > > > > >

> > > > > > > But, the loop does not stop

> > > > > >

> > > > > > Your matrix N within the loop always has determinant (1e-10)^(size(N))

> > > > > > which may become very small if N is large.

> > > > > >

> > > > > > :( Are there any alternative solution instead of this loop to solve the NAN problem ?

> > > > > >

> > > > > > Depends on the original matrix N.

> > > > > >

> > > > > > Best wishes

> > > > > > Torsten.

> > > > >

> > > > > Dear Torsten,

> > > > > The matrix N has standard deviation values of grayscale images. So, it changes for each image. How to solve the NAN problem in this case ?

> > > >

> >

> > I have tried this,

> > u=1e-10;

> > while(det(N) == 0)

> > N=u.*eye(size(N));

> > u=u*100;

> > end

> >

> > Now, it works without giving NAN value. But, I am not sure that this algorithm correct results. Do you think that this is meaningful or I can get unexpected results ? Any suggestions ?

>

> The matrix N you get after the while loop is a scalar multiple of the identity matrix and in general has nothing in common with your original matrix N.

> You will have to find out why eig produces NaN values for your original matrix N.

> Are you sure all elements of N are finite ?

>

> Best wishes

> Torsten.

Yes, Torsten, they are finite

My goal is to fit means(mu) and standard deviations(N) to Gaussian shape. The codes that I wrote above are from the function ;

function res=MultivariateGaussianPDF(x,mu,N)

while(det(N) == 0)

N=(1e-10.*randi(1,size(N)))*eye(size(N));

end

[M,d]=size(x);

[U,D]=eig(N); % <=causes NAN problem :((

W=sqrt(inv(D))*U;

Wx=W*(x-ones(M,1)*mu)';

res=(1/sqrt((2*pi)^d*det(N)))*exp(-0.5*sum(Wx.^2,1));