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Topic:
Leastsquare optimization with a complex residual function
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Oct 30, 2010 11:16 AM



elgen
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Re: Leastsquare optimization with a complex residual function
Posted:
Oct 28, 2010 10:20 PM


On 101028 09:38 PM, kym@kymhorsell.com wrote: > elgen<sket16@no.spam.hotmail.com> wrote: >> I have a question on the leastsquare optimization with a complex >> residual function. The residual function is r(z_1, z_2), in which z_1 >> and z_2 are complex variables. > [...] >> In my case r(z_1, z_2) is a complex function. If I use the Euclidean >> norm (conjugated inner product), the cost function becomes >> >> \sum_i conj(r)r > > So your resid is real now? OK. Change your mind, that's alright. :) > >> I am stuck on how to calculate the gradient of this cost function as >> conj(r) is not an analytic function and the gradient needs to take the >> derivative with respect to z_1 and z_2. > > Ahhh. At worst you can treat the resid as 2 SoS  the real parts of r and > the imag parts of r. > > For more general resid functions maybe think in terms of Euclid form. > >
I understand that you refer residual to
conj(r) r
in my case.
How would I proceed to calculate its gradient? Would you mind being more specific? What is "SoS"?
elgen



