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Topic: svd function and data redundancy
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Jonathan

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svd function and data redundancy
Posted: Oct 9, 2010 4:02 AM
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Hi all,

I have a MATLAB/maths question.

I have a set of data in matrix form and I am trying to identify the redundancies in the system. In other words, I'm trying to find how many linearly dependepnt columns I have.

X is a matrix of data (e.g 10 colums of 100 rows)

[U,S,V] = svd(X)

The output S matrix will consist of a matrix of decreasing order in the diagonal. The number of values equal or close to 0 indicates the number of redundancies. However, this does not tell me which are the redundancies. Is there a way from the U, S or V matrices can I identify which columns are linearly dependent on the other?

Cheers!



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