# Source code for cvxpy.constraints.psd

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"""
Copyright 2013 Steven Diamond
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at
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See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
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"""
from cvxpy.expressions import cvxtypes
from cvxpy.constraints.constraint import Constraint
[docs]class PSD(Constraint):
"""A constraint of the form :math:`\\frac{1}{2}(X + X^T) \\succcurlyeq_{S_n^+} 0`
Applying a ``PSD`` constraint to a two-dimensional expression ``X``
constrains its symmetric part to be positive semidefinite: i.e.,
it constrains ``X`` to be such that
.. math::
z^T(X + X^T)z \\geq 0,
for all :math:`z`.
The preferred way of creating a ``PSD`` constraint is through operator
overloading. To constrain an expression ``X`` to be PSD, write
``X >> 0``; to constrain it to be negative semidefinite, write
``X << 0``. Strict definiteness constraints are not provided,
as they do not make sense in a numerical setting.
Parameters
----------
expr : Expression.
The expression to constrain; *must* be two-dimensional.
constr_id : int
A unique id for the constraint.
"""
def __init__(self, expr, constr_id=None):
# Argument must be square matrix.
if len(expr.shape) != 2 or expr.shape[0] != expr.shape[1]:
raise ValueError(
"Non-square matrix in positive definite constraint."
)
super(PSD, self).__init__([expr], constr_id)
def name(self):
return "%s >> 0" % self.args[0]
[docs] def is_dcp(self):
"""A PSD constraint is DCP if the constrained expression is affine.
"""
return self.args[0].is_affine()
def is_dgp(self):
return False
def is_dqcp(self):
return self.is_dcp()
@property
def residual(self):
"""The residual of the constraint.
Returns
-------
NumPy.ndarray
"""
if self.expr.value is None:
return None
min_eig = cvxtypes.lambda_min()(self.args[0] + self.args[0].T)/2
return cvxtypes.neg()(min_eig).value
def canonicalize(self):
"""Returns the graph implementation of the object.
Marks the top level constraint as the dual_holder,
so the dual value will be saved to the Zero.
Returns:
A tuple of (affine expression, [constraints]).
"""
obj, constraints = self.args[0].canonical_form
dual_holder = PSD(obj, constr_id=self.id)
return (None, constraints + [dual_holder])
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