Conjugate gradients squared method
x = cgs(A,b)
cgs(A,b,tol)
cgs(A,b,tol,maxit)
cgs(A,b,tol,maxit,M)
cgs(A,b,tol,maxit,M1,M2)
cgs(A,b,tol,maxit,M1,M2,x0)
[x,flag] = cgs(A,b,...)
[x,flag,relres] = cgs(A,b,...)
[x,flag,relres,iter] = cgs(A,b,...)
[x,flag,relres,iter,resvec] = cgs(A,b,...)
x = cgs(A,b)
attempts to
solve the system of linear equations A*x = b
for x
.
The n
byn
coefficient matrix A
must
be square and should be large and sparse. The column vector b
must
have length n
. You can specify A
as
a function handle, afun
, such that afun(x)
returns A*x
.
Parameterizing Functions explains how to provide additional
parameters to the function afun
, as well as the
preconditioner function mfun
described below, if
necessary.
If cgs
converges, a message to that effect
is displayed. If cgs
fails to converge after
the maximum number of iterations or halts for any reason, a warning
message is printed displaying the relative residual norm(bA*x)/norm(b)
and
the iteration number at which the method stopped or failed.
cgs(A,b,tol)
specifies
the tolerance of the method, tol
. If tol
is []
,
then cgs
uses the default, 1e6
.
cgs(A,b,tol,maxit)
specifies
the maximum number of iterations, maxit
. If maxit
is []
then cgs
uses
the default, min(n,20)
.
cgs(A,b,tol,maxit,M)
and cgs(A,b,tol,maxit,M1,M2)
use the preconditioner M
or M = M1*M2
and
effectively solve the system inv(M)*A*x
= inv(M)*b
for x
.
If M
is []
then cgs
applies
no preconditioner. M
can be a function handle mfun
such
that mfun(x)
returns M\x
.
cgs(A,b,tol,maxit,M1,M2,x0)
specifies
the initial guess x0
. If x0
is []
,
then cgs
uses the default, an allzero vector.
[x,flag] = cgs(A,b,...)
returns
a solution x
and a flag that describes the convergence
of cgs
.
Flag  Convergence 





 Preconditioner 


 One of the scalar quantities calculated during 
Whenever flag
is not 0
,
the solution x
returned is that with minimal norm
residual computed over all the iterations. No messages are displayed
if the flag
output is specified.
[x,flag,relres] = cgs(A,b,...)
also
returns the relative residual norm(bA*x)/norm(b)
.
If flag
is 0
, then relres
<= tol
.
[x,flag,relres,iter] = cgs(A,b,...)
also
returns the iteration number at which x
was computed,
where 0 <= iter <= maxit
.
[x,flag,relres,iter,resvec] = cgs(A,b,...)
also
returns a vector of the residual norms at each iteration, including norm(bA*x0)
.
A = gallery('wilk',21); b = sum(A,2); tol = 1e12; maxit = 15; M1 = diag([10:1:1 1 1:10]); x = cgs(A,b,tol,maxit,M1);
displays the message
cgs converged at iteration 13 to a solution with relative residual 2.4e016.
This example replaces the matrix A
in the
previous example with a handle to a matrixvector product function afun
,
and the preconditioner M1
with a handle to a backsolve
function mfun
. The example is contained in the
file run_cgs
that
Calls cgs
with the function handle @afun
as
its first argument.
Contains afun
as a nested function,
so that all variables in run_cgs
are available
to afun
and myfun
.
The following shows the code for run_cgs
:
function x1 = run_cgs n = 21; b = afun(ones(n,1)); tol = 1e12; maxit = 15; x1 = cgs(@afun,b,tol,maxit,@mfun); function y = afun(x) y = [0; x(1:n1)] + ... [((n1)/2:1:0)'; (1:(n1)/2)'].*x + ... [x(2:n); 0]; end function y = mfun(r) y = r ./ [((n1)/2:1:1)'; 1; (1:(n1)/2)']; end end
When you enter
x1 = run_cgs
MATLAB^{®} software returns
cgs converged at iteration 13 to a solution with relative residual 2.4e016.
This example demonstrates the use of a preconditioner.
Load west0479
, a real 479by479 nonsymmetric sparse matrix.
load west0479;
A = west0479;
Define b
so that the true solution is a vector of all ones.
b = full(sum(A,2));
Set the tolerance and maximum number of iterations.
tol = 1e12; maxit = 20;
Use cgs
to find a solution at the requested tolerance and number of iterations.
[x0,fl0,rr0,it0,rv0] = cgs(A,b,tol,maxit);
fl0
is 1 because cgs
does not converge to the requested tolerance 1e12
within the requested 20 iterations. In fact, the behavior of cgs
is so poor that the initial guess (x0 = zeros(size(A,2),1)
is the best solution and is returned as indicated by it0 = 0
. MATLAB stores the residual history in rv0
.
Plot the behavior of cgs
.
semilogy(0:maxit,rv0/norm(b),'o'); xlabel('Iteration number'); ylabel('Relative residual');
The plot shows that the solution does not converge. You can use a preconditioner to improve the outcome.
Create a preconditioner with ilu
, since A
is nonsymmetric.
[L,U] = ilu(A,struct('type','ilutp','droptol',1e5));
Error using ilu There is a pivot equal to zero. Consider decreasing the drop tolerance or consider using the 'udiag' option.
MATLAB cannot construct the incomplete LU as it would result in a singular factor, which is useless as a preconditioner.
You can try again with a reduced drop tolerance, as indicated by the error message.
[L,U] = ilu(A,struct('type','ilutp','droptol',1e6)); [x1,fl1,rr1,it1,rv1] = cgs(A,b,tol,maxit,L,U);
fl1
is 0 because cgs
drives the relative residual to 4.3851e014
(the value of rr1
). The relative residual is less than the prescribed tolerance of 1e12
at the third iteration (the value of it1
) when preconditioned by the incomplete LU factorization with a drop tolerance of 1e6
. The output rv1(1)
is norm(b)
and the output rv1(14)
is norm(bA*x2)
.
You can follow the progress of cgs
by plotting the relative residuals at each iteration starting from the initial estimate (iterate number 0).
semilogy(0:it1,rv1/norm(b),'o'); xlabel('Iteration number'); ylabel('Relative residual');
[1] Barrett, R., M. Berry, T. F. Chan, et al., Templates for the Solution of Linear Systems: Building Blocks for Iterative Methods, SIAM, Philadelphia, 1994.
[2] Sonneveld, Peter, "CGS: A fast Lanczostype solver for nonsymmetric linear systems," SIAM J. Sci. Stat. Comput., January 1989, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 36–52.