¿Cómo realizar la operación inversa de matriz utilizando el marco de aceleración?

I would like to find the inverse of a matrix.

I know this involves first LU factorisation then the inversion step but I cannot find the required function by searching apple's docs of 10.7!

This seems like a useful post Inversión de Matriz Simétrica en C usando CBLAS/LAPACK, pointing out that the sgetrf_ y sgetri_ functions should be used. However searching these terms I find nothing in Xcode docs.

Does anybody have boiler plate code for this matrix operation?

preguntado el 01 de julio de 12 a las 15:07

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Apple does not document the LAPACK code at all, I guess because they just implement the standard interface from netlib.org. It's a shame that you cannot search the these function names from the built-in Xcode docs, however the solution is fairly straight forward: just specify the function name in the URL e.g. for dgetrf_() go to, http://www.netlib.org/clapack/what/double/dgetrf.c.

To invert a matrix two LAPACK function are need: dgetrf_(), which performs LU factorisation, and dgetri_() which takes the output of the previous function and does the actual inversion.

I created a standard Application Project using Xcode, added the Accelerate Framework, create two C files: matinv.h, matinv.c and edited the main.m file to remove Cocoa things:

// main.m

#import "matinv.h"

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    int N = 3;
    double A[N*N];
    A[0] = 1; A[1] = 1; A[2] = 7;
    A[3] = 1; A[4] = 2; A[5] = 1;
    A[6] = 1; A[7] = 1; A[8] = 3;
    matrix_invert(N, A);
    //        [ -1.25  -1.0  3.25 ]
    // A^-1 = [  0.5       1.0  -1.5  ]
    //        [  0.25   0.0 -0.25 ] 
    return 0;

Now the header file,

//  matinv.h

int matrix_invert(int N, double *matrix);

and then source file,

int matrix_invert(int N, double *matrix) {

    int error=0;
    int *pivot = malloc(N*sizeof(int)); // LAPACK requires MIN(M,N), here M==N, so N will do fine.
    double *workspace = malloc(N*sizeof(double));

    /*  LU factorisation */
    dgetrf_(&N, &N, matrix, &N, pivot, &error);

    if (error != 0) {
        NSLog(@"Error 1");
        return error;

    /*  matrix inversion */
    dgetri_(&N, matrix, &N, pivot, workspace, &N, &error);

    if (error != 0) {
        NSLog(@"Error 2");
        return error;

    return error;

Respondido el 13 de Septiembre de 14 a las 15:09

The canonical LAPACK reference is the LAPACK User's Guide. (netlib.org/lapack/lug) - Esteban Canon

I'm having trouble scanning this cryptic (to say the least) library that is LAPACK. How can I adapt this code to single precision float? - Nicolás Miari

Oh, I found it: sgetrf_ and sgetri_ (S for "single precision"?) - Nicolás Miari

Thanks for your code, it helped me. There is a bug in your matrix_invert, if there is an error, you skipped the release of pivot and workspace and return early. - XY

I think pivot should be size N*sizeof(int) from the docs "dimension (min(M,N))" - combinacional

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