# scipy.sparse.linalg.eigs¶

scipy.sparse.linalg.eigs(A, k=6, M=None, sigma=None, which='LM', v0=None, ncv=None, maxiter=None, tol=0, return_eigenvectors=True, Minv=None, OPinv=None, OPpart=None)[source]

Find k eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the square matrix A.

Solves A * x[i] = w[i] * x[i], the standard eigenvalue problem for w[i] eigenvalues with corresponding eigenvectors x[i].

If M is specified, solves A * x[i] = w[i] * M * x[i], the generalized eigenvalue problem for w[i] eigenvalues with corresponding eigenvectors x[i]

Parameters
Andarray, sparse matrix or LinearOperator

An array, sparse matrix, or LinearOperator representing the operation A * x, where A is a real or complex square matrix.

kint, optional

The number of eigenvalues and eigenvectors desired. k must be smaller than N-1. It is not possible to compute all eigenvectors of a matrix.

Mndarray, sparse matrix or LinearOperator, optional

An array, sparse matrix, or LinearOperator representing the operation M*x for the generalized eigenvalue problem

A * x = w * M * x.

M must represent a real symmetric matrix if A is real, and must represent a complex Hermitian matrix if A is complex. For best results, the data type of M should be the same as that of A. Additionally:

If sigma is None, M is positive definite

If sigma is specified, M is positive semi-definite

If sigma is None, eigs requires an operator to compute the solution of the linear equation M * x = b. This is done internally via a (sparse) LU decomposition for an explicit matrix M, or via an iterative solver for a general linear operator. Alternatively, the user can supply the matrix or operator Minv, which gives x = Minv * b = M^-1 * b.

sigmareal or complex, optional

Find eigenvalues near sigma using shift-invert mode. This requires an operator to compute the solution of the linear system [A - sigma * M] * x = b, where M is the identity matrix if unspecified. This is computed internally via a (sparse) LU decomposition for explicit matrices A & M, or via an iterative solver if either A or M is a general linear operator. Alternatively, the user can supply the matrix or operator OPinv, which gives x = OPinv * b = [A - sigma * M]^-1 * b. For a real matrix A, shift-invert can either be done in imaginary mode or real mode, specified by the parameter OPpart (‘r’ or ‘i’). Note that when sigma is specified, the keyword ‘which’ (below) refers to the shifted eigenvalues w'[i] where:

If A is real and OPpart == ‘r’ (default),

w'[i] = 1/2 * [1/(w[i]-sigma) + 1/(w[i]-conj(sigma))].

If A is real and OPpart == ‘i’,

w'[i] = 1/2i * [1/(w[i]-sigma) - 1/(w[i]-conj(sigma))].

If A is complex, w'[i] = 1/(w[i]-sigma).

v0ndarray, optional

Starting vector for iteration. Default: random

ncvint, optional

The number of Lanczos vectors generated ncv must be greater than k; it is recommended that ncv > 2*k. Default: min(n, max(2*k + 1, 20))

whichstr, [‘LM’ | ‘SM’ | ‘LR’ | ‘SR’ | ‘LI’ | ‘SI’], optional

Which k eigenvectors and eigenvalues to find:

‘LM’ : largest magnitude

‘SM’ : smallest magnitude

‘LR’ : largest real part

‘SR’ : smallest real part

‘LI’ : largest imaginary part

‘SI’ : smallest imaginary part

When sigma != None, ‘which’ refers to the shifted eigenvalues w’[i] (see discussion in ‘sigma’, above). ARPACK is generally better at finding large values than small values. If small eigenvalues are desired, consider using shift-invert mode for better performance.

maxiterint, optional

Maximum number of Arnoldi update iterations allowed Default: n*10

tolfloat, optional

Relative accuracy for eigenvalues (stopping criterion) The default value of 0 implies machine precision.

return_eigenvectorsbool, optional

Return eigenvectors (True) in addition to eigenvalues

Minvndarray, sparse matrix or LinearOperator, optional

See notes in M, above.

OPinvndarray, sparse matrix or LinearOperator, optional

See notes in sigma, above.

OPpart{‘r’ or ‘i’}, optional

See notes in sigma, above

Returns
wndarray

Array of k eigenvalues.

vndarray

An array of k eigenvectors. v[:, i] is the eigenvector corresponding to the eigenvalue w[i].

Raises
ArpackNoConvergence

When the requested convergence is not obtained. The currently converged eigenvalues and eigenvectors can be found as eigenvalues and eigenvectors attributes of the exception object.

eigsh

eigenvalues and eigenvectors for symmetric matrix A

svds

singular value decomposition for a matrix A

Notes

This function is a wrapper to the ARPACK  SNEUPD, DNEUPD, CNEUPD, ZNEUPD, functions which use the Implicitly Restarted Arnoldi Method to find the eigenvalues and eigenvectors .

References

1

ARPACK Software, http://www.caam.rice.edu/software/ARPACK/

2

R. B. Lehoucq, D. C. Sorensen, and C. Yang, ARPACK USERS GUIDE: Solution of Large Scale Eigenvalue Problems by Implicitly Restarted Arnoldi Methods. SIAM, Philadelphia, PA, 1998.

Examples

Find 6 eigenvectors of the identity matrix:

>>> from scipy.sparse.linalg import eigs
>>> id = np.eye(13)
>>> vals, vecs = eigs(id, k=6)
>>> vals
array([ 1.+0.j,  1.+0.j,  1.+0.j,  1.+0.j,  1.+0.j,  1.+0.j])
>>> vecs.shape
(13, 6)


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