[SciPy-User] [SciPy-user] scipy.odr - Correct form of covx, covy matrix

josef.pktd@gmai... josef.pktd@gmai...
Tue Feb 14 10:12:40 CST 2012

On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 10:20 AM, Sturla Molden <sturla@molden.no> wrote:
> On 14.02.2012 15:55, josef.pktd@gmail.com wrote:
>>>   from scipy import linalg
>>>   cho = linalg.cho_factor(V)
>>>   Ac = linalg.cho_solve(cho, A)
>>>   bc = linalg.cho_solve(cho, b)
>>>   x = linalg.solve(Ac, bc)
>> That's pretty much what statsmodels GLS does. The transformed
>> variables have a w prefix, wendog, wexog, wresid
>> I don't think we have many examples with the full sized (nobs, nobs) V matrix.
> Why not call lapack DGGGLM? It does the same, except with QR.

I didn't know about it and it's not yet available
> It could e.g. be exposed as sp.linalg.glstsq.


One problem we have in statsmodels is that we still need additional
results not just the parameter estimates, for example inv(x'x) (or
pinv) or inv(X' inv(V) X) (IIRC) for the covariance matrix and the
determinant for the log likelihood.

I tried to work on the linear algebra a few times to avoid some
repeated and some numerically doubtful calculations, but it's too much
work (when I'd rather work on something else). Now we are just using
pinv or QR for the least squares solution and cholesky for the


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