From: Brendan McCane <mccane@cs...>  20021120 20:59:20

In message <Pine.LNX.4.44.0211201044030.12401100000@...>, Frederik Schaffalitzky writes: > > This is a common problem with big matrices; I use maxit = 1000. It is > strange that the linpack SVD code has a fixed upper bound on the number of > iterations since that limits the size of the matrices that can be used. It > would probably be safe to remove the limit altogether. Hmmm. I really don't know what I'm talking about here, but I thought there was some small chance that the svd won't converge, in which case removing the limit is a bit risky. Also, I think it would be worth documenting this maxit problem in the svd documentation  ie move the comments from inside the svd code to the doxygen svd docs. Also, does anyone know if there is a simple relationship between the size of the matrix and the max number of iterations needed? Perhaps we could make an educated guess at the maximum number maxit should be?  Cheers, Brendan.  Brendan McCane Email: mccane@... Department of Computer Science Phone: +64 3 479 8588/8578. University of Otago Fax: +64 3 479 8529 Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand. There's only one catch  Catch 22. 