# scipy.linalg.solve_discrete_lyapunov¶

scipy.linalg.solve_discrete_lyapunov(a, q, method=None)[source]

Solves the discrete Lyapunov equation $$A'XA-X=-Q$$.

Parameters: a : (M, M) array_like A square matrix q : (M, M) array_like Right-hand side square matrix method : {‘direct’, ‘bilinear’}, optional Type of solver. If not given, chosen to be direct if M is less than 10 and bilinear otherwise. x : ndarray Solution to the discrete Lyapunov equation

solve_lyapunov
computes the solution to the continuous Lyapunov equation

Notes

This section describes the available solvers that can be selected by the ‘method’ parameter. The default method is direct if M is less than 10 and bilinear otherwise.

Method direct uses a direct analytical solution to the discrete Lyapunov equation. The algorithm is given in, for example, [R104]. However it requires the linear solution of a system with dimension $$M^2$$ so that performance degrades rapidly for even moderately sized matrices.

Method bilinear uses a bilinear transformation to convert the discrete Lyapunov equation to a continuous Lyapunov equation $$(B'X+XB=-C)$$ where $$B=(A-I)(A+I)^{-1}$$ and $$C=2(A' + I)^{-1} Q (A + I)^{-1}$$. The continuous equation can be efficiently solved since it is a special case of a Sylvester equation. The transformation algorithm is from Popov (1964) as described in [R105].

New in version 0.11.0.

References

 [R104] (1, 2) Hamilton, James D. Time Series Analysis, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994. 265. Print. http://www.scribd.com/doc/20577138/Hamilton-1994-Time-Series-Analysis
 [R105] (1, 2) Gajic, Z., and M.T.J. Qureshi. 2008. Lyapunov Matrix Equation in System Stability and Control. Dover Books on Engineering Series. Dover Publications.

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