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Psychometrika

, Volume 57, Issue 3, pp 371–382 | Cite as

Minimization of a class of matrix trace functions by means of refined majorization

  • Henk A. L. Kiers
  • Jos M. F. ten Berge
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Abstract

A procedure is described for minimizing a class of matrix trace functions. The procedure is a refinement of an earlier procedure for minimizing the class of matrix trace functions using majorization. It contains a recently proposed algorithm by Koschat and Swayne for weighted Procrustes rotation as a special case. A number of trial analyses demonstrate that the refined majorization procedure is more efficient than the earlier majorization-based procedure.

Key words

trace optimization majorization alternating least squares 

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© The Psychometric Society 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Henk A. L. Kiers
    • 1
  • Jos M. F. ten Berge
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GroningenThe Netherlands

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