Re: [eigen] inverse() method for TriangularView class?

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On 10/31/2011 06:10:16 PM, Douglas Bates wrote:
> In my case it is not that I want to use the inverse to form solutions
> of systems.  I actually want the inverse and at present am applying
> solve to the identity matrix to obtain it.  My proposal for an 
> inverse
> method is simply to make my code more concise and transparent.
> A common operation in statistical computing is solving a least 
> squares
> problem, $\hat{\beta}=\arg\min_{\beta}\|y - X\beta\|$ and calculating
> the standard errors of the estimated coefficients.  That calculation
> requires the square roots of the diagonal elements of X'X.  If you 

Isn't it more stable to use the SVD of X = U S V'  (S diagonal)
Then (X'X)^(-1)= V S^(-2) V'


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