Other Atoms¶
The atoms listed here are neither affine nor elementwise.
 cummax
 diff_pos
 eye_minus_inv
 geo_mean
 harmonic_mean
 lambda_max
 lambda_min
 lambda_sum_largest
 lambda_sum_smallest
 log_det
 log_sum_exp
 matrix_frac
 max
 min
 mixed_norm
 norm
 norm1
 norm2
 norm_inf
 normNuc
 one_minus_pos
 pf_eigenvalue
 pnorm
 Pnorm
 prod
 quad_form
 quad_over_lin
 resolvent
 sigma_max
 sum_largest
 sum_smallest
 sum_squares
 tv
eye_minus_inv¶

class
cvxpy.atoms.eye_minus_inv.
eye_minus_inv
(X)[source]¶ Bases:
cvxpy.atoms.atom.Atom
The unity resolvent of a positive matrix, \((I  X)^{1}\).
For an elementwise positive matrix \(X\), this atom represents
\[(I  X)^{1},\]and it enforces the constraint that the spectral radius of \(X\) is at most \(1\).
This atom is loglog convex.
Parameters: X (cvxpy.Expression) – A positive square matrix.
geo_mean¶

class
cvxpy.atoms.geo_mean.
geo_mean
(x, p=None, max_denom=1024)[source]¶ Bases:
cvxpy.atoms.atom.Atom
The (weighted) geometric mean of vector
x
, with optional powers given byp
:\[\left(x_1^{p_1} \cdots x_n^{p_n} \right)^{\frac{1}{\mathbf{1}^Tp}}\]The powers
p
can be alist
,tuple
, ornumpy.array
of nonnegativeint
,float
, orFraction
objects with nonzero sum.If not specified,
p
defaults to a vector of all ones, giving the unweighted geometric mean\[x_1^{1/n} \cdots x_n^{1/n}.\]The geometric mean includes an implicit constraint that \(x_i \geq 0\) whenever \(p_i > 0\). If \(p_i = 0\), \(x_i\) will be unconstrained.
The only exception to this rule occurs when
p
has exactly one nonzero element, say,p_i
, in which casegeo_mean(x, p)
is equivalent tox_i
(without the nonnegativity constraint). A specific case of this is when \(x \in \mathbf{R}^1\).Note
Generally,
p
cannot be represented exactly, so a rational, i.e., fractional, approximation must be made.Internally,
geo_mean
immediately computes an approximate normalized weight vector \(w \approx p/\mathbf{1}^Tp\) and thegeo_mean
atom is represented as\[x_1^{w_1} \cdots x_n^{w_n},\]where the elements of
w
areFraction
objects that sum to exactly 1.The maximum denominator used in forming the rational approximation is given by
max_denom
, which defaults to 1024, but can be adjusted to modify the accuracy of the approximations.The approximating
w
and the approximation error can be found through the attributesgeo_mean.w
andgeo_mean.approx_error
.Examples
The weights
w
can be seen from the string representation of thegeo_mean
object, or through thew
attribute.>>> from cvxpy import Variable, geo_mean, Problem, Maximize >>> x = Variable(3, name='x') >>> print(geo_mean(x)) geo_mean(x, (1/3, 1/3, 1/3)) >>> g = geo_mean(x, [1, 2, 1]) >>> g.w (Fraction(1, 4), Fraction(1, 2), Fraction(1, 4))
Floating point numbers with few decimal places can sometimes be represented exactly. The approximation error between
w
andp/sum(p)
is given by theapprox_error
attribute.>>> import numpy as np >>> x = Variable(4, name='x') >>> p = np.array([.12, .34, .56, .78]) >>> g = geo_mean(x, p) >>> g.w (Fraction(1, 15), Fraction(17, 90), Fraction(14, 45), Fraction(13, 30)) >>> g.approx_error 0.0
In general, the approximation is not exact.
>>> p = [.123, .456, .789, .001] >>> g = geo_mean(x, p) >>> g.w (Fraction(23, 256), Fraction(341, 1024), Fraction(295, 512), Fraction(1, 1024)) >>> 1e4 <= g.approx_error <= 1e3 True
The weight vector
p
can contain combinations ofint
,float
, andFraction
objects.>>> from fractions import Fraction >>> x = Variable(4, name='x') >>> g = geo_mean(x, [.1, Fraction(1,3), 0, 2]) >>> print(g) geo_mean(x, (3/73, 10/73, 0, 60/73)) >>> g.approx_error <= 1e10 True
Sequences of
Fraction
andint
powers can often be represented exactly.>>> p = [Fraction(1,17), Fraction(4,9), Fraction(1,3), Fraction(25,153)] >>> x = Variable(4, name='x') >>> print(geo_mean(x, p)) geo_mean(x, (1/17, 4/9, 1/3, 25/153))
Terms with a zero power will not have an implicit nonnegativity constraint.
>>> p = [1, 0, 1] >>> x = Variable(3, name='x') >>> obj = Maximize(geo_mean(x,p)) >>> constr = [sum(x) <= 1, 1 <= x, x <= 1] >>> val = Problem(obj, constr).solve() >>> x = np.array(x.value).flatten() >>> print(x) [ 1. 1. 1.]
Parameters:  x (Variable) – A column or row vector whose elements we will take the geometric mean of.
 p (Sequence (list, tuple, …) of
int
,float
, orFraction
objects) –A vector of weights for the weighted geometric mean
When
p
is a sequence ofint
and/orFraction
objects,w
can often be an exact representation of the weights. An exact representation is sometimes possible whenp
hasfloat
elements with only a few decimal places.  max_denom (int) – The maximum denominator to use in approximating
p/sum(p)
withgeo_mean.w
. Ifw
is not an exact representation, increasingmax_denom
may offer a more accurate representation, at the cost of requiring more convex inequalities to represent the geometric mean.

w
¶ tuple of
Fractions
– A rational approximation ofp/sum(p)
.

approx_error
¶ float – The error in approximating
p/sum(p)
withw
, given by \(\p/\mathbf{1}^T p  w \_\infty\)
harmonic_mean¶

cvxpy.atoms.harmonic_mean.
harmonic_mean
(x)[source]¶ The harmonic mean of
x
.Parameters: x (Expression or numeric) – The expression whose harmonic mean is to be computed. Must have positive entries. Returns: \[\frac{n}{\left(\sum_{i=1}^{n} x_i^{1} \right)},\]where \(n\) is the length of \(x\).
Return type: Expression
lambda_max¶

class
cvxpy.atoms.lambda_max.
lambda_max
(A)[source]¶ Bases:
cvxpy.atoms.atom.Atom
Maximum eigenvalue; \(\lambda_{\max}(A)\).
log_det¶

class
cvxpy.atoms.log_det.
log_det
(A)[source]¶ Bases:
cvxpy.atoms.atom.Atom
\(\log\det A\)
mixed_norm¶

cvxpy.atoms.mixed_norm.
mixed_norm
(X, p=2, q=1)[source]¶ Lp,q norm; \((\sum_k (\sum_l \lvert x_{k,l} \rvert^p)^{q/p})^{1/q}\).
Parameters:  X (Expression or numeric constant) – The matrix to take the l_{p,q} norm of.
 p (int or str, optional) – The type of inner norm.
 q (int or str, optional) – The type of outer norm.
Returns: An Expression representing the mixed norm.
Return type:
norm¶

cvxpy.atoms.norm.
norm
(x, p=2, axis=None)[source]¶ Wrapper on the different norm atoms.
Parameters:  x (Expression or numeric constant) – The value to take the norm of.
 p (int or str, optional) – The type of norm.
Returns: An Expression representing the norm.
Return type:
normNuc¶

class
cvxpy.atoms.norm_nuc.
normNuc
(A)[source]¶ Bases:
cvxpy.atoms.atom.Atom
Sum of the singular values.
one_minus_pos¶

class
cvxpy.atoms.
one_minus_pos
(x)[source]¶ Bases:
cvxpy.atoms.atom.Atom
The difference \(1  x\) with domain {x : 0 < x < 1}.
This atom is loglog concave.
 x :
Expression
 An Expression.
 x :
pf_eigenvalue¶

class
cvxpy.atoms.pf_eigenvalue.
pf_eigenvalue
(X)[source]¶ Bases:
cvxpy.atoms.atom.Atom
The PerronFrobenius eigenvalue of a positive matrix.
For an elementwise positive matrix \(X\), this atom represents its spectral radius, i.e., the magnitude of its largest eigenvalue. Because \(X\) is positive, the spectral radius equals its largest eigenvalue, which is guaranteed to be positive.
This atom is loglog convex.
Parameters: X (cvxpy.Expression) – A positive square matrix.
pnorm¶

cvxpy.atoms.pnorm.
pnorm
(x, p=2, axis=None, keepdims=False, max_denom=1024)[source]¶ Factory function for a mathematical pnorm.
Parameters: p (numeric type or string) – The type of norm to construct; set this to np.inf or ‘inf’ to construct an infinity norm. Returns: A norm1, norm_inf, or Pnorm object. Return type: Atom
Pnorm¶

class
cvxpy.atoms.pnorm.
Pnorm
(x, p=2, axis=None, keepdims=False, max_denom=1024)[source]¶ The vector pnorm, for p not equal to 1 or infinity.
If given a matrix variable,
pnorm
will treat it as a vector, and compute the pnorm of the concatenated columns. Only accepts p values that are not equal to 1 or infinity; the norm1 and norm_inf classes handle those norms.For \(p > 1\), the pnorm is given by
\[\x\_p = \left(\sum_i x_i^p \right)^{1/p},\]with domain \(x \in \mathbf{R}^n\).
For \(p < 1,\ p \neq 0\), the pnorm is given by
\[\x\_p = \left(\sum_i x_i^p \right)^{1/p},\]with domain \(x \in \mathbf{R}^n_+\).
 Note that the “pnorm” is actually a norm only when \(p > 1\). For these cases, it is convex.
 The expression is not defined when \(p = 0\).
 Otherwise, when \(p < 1\), the expression is concave, but it is not a true norm.
Note
Generally,
p
cannot be represented exactly, so a rational, i.e., fractional, approximation must be made.Internally,
pnorm
computes a rational approximation to the reciprocal \(1/p\) with a denominator up tomax_denom
. The resulting approximation can be found through the attributepnorm.p
. The approximation error is given by the attributepnorm.approx_error
. Increasingmax_denom
can give better approximations.When
p
is anint
orFraction
object, the approximation is usually exact.Parameters:  x (cvxpy.Variable) – The value to take the norm of.
 p (int, float, or Fraction) – We require that \(p > 1\), but \(p \neq \infty\). See the norm1 and norm_inf classes for these norms, or use the pnorm function wrapper to instantiate them.
 max_denom : int
 The maximum denominator considered in forming a rational approximation
for
p
.  axis : 0 or 1
 The axis to apply the norm to.
Returns: An Expression representing the norm. Return type: Expression
prod¶

cvxpy.atoms.prod.
prod
(expr, axis=None, keepdims=False)[source]¶ Multiply the entries of an expression.
The semantics of this atom are the same as np.prod.
This atom is loglog affine, but it is neither convex nor concave.
Parameters:  expr (Expression or list[Expression, Numeric]) – The expression to multiply the entries of, or a list of Expressions and numeric types.
 axis (int) – The axis along which to take the product; ignored if expr is a list.
 keepdims (bool) – Whether to drop dimensions after taking the product; ignored if expr is a list.
quad_over_lin¶

class
cvxpy.atoms.quad_over_lin.
quad_over_lin
(x, y)[source]¶ Bases:
cvxpy.atoms.atom.Atom
\((sum_{ij}X^2_{ij})/y\)
resolvent¶

cvxpy.atoms.eye_minus_inv.
resolvent
(X, s)[source]¶ The resolvent of a positive matrix, \((sI  X)^{1}\).
For an elementwise positive matrix \(X\) and a positive scalar \(s\), this atom computes
\[(sI  X)^{1},\]and it enforces the constraint that the spectral radius of \(X/s\) is at most \(1\).
This atom is loglog convex.
Parameters:  X (cvxpy.Expression) – A positive square matrix.
 s (cvxpy.Expression or numeric) – A positive scalar.
sigma_max¶

class
cvxpy.atoms.sigma_max.
sigma_max
(A)[source]¶ Bases:
cvxpy.atoms.atom.Atom
Maximum singular value.
sum_largest¶

class
cvxpy.atoms.sum_largest.
sum_largest
(x, k)[source]¶ Bases:
cvxpy.atoms.atom.Atom
Sum of the largest k values in the matrix X.
sum_squares¶

cvxpy.atoms.sum_squares.
sum_squares
(expr)[source]¶ The sum of the squares of the entries.
Parameters: expr (Expression) – The expression to take the sum of squares of. Returns: An expression representing the sum of squares. Return type: Expression
tv¶

cvxpy.atoms.total_variation.
tv
(value, *args)[source]¶ Total variation of a vector, matrix, or list of matrices.
Uses L1 norm of discrete gradients for vectors and L2 norm of discrete gradients for matrices.
Parameters:  value (Expression or numeric constant) – The value to take the total variation of.
 args (Matrix constants/expressions) – Additional matrices extending the third dimension of value.
Returns: An Expression representing the total variation.
Return type: