, Volume 29, Issue 1–2, pp 1–31

Error analysis of two algorithms for the computation of the matrix exponential

  • B. Codenotti
  • C. Fassino

DOI: 10.1007/BF02576760

Cite this article as:
Codenotti, B. & Fassino, C. Calcolo (1992) 29: 1. doi:10.1007/BF02576760


We analyze two algorithms for the computation of the matrix exponential: the Taylor Series and the Scaling and Squaring methods. We give new upper bounds on the roundoff and truncation errors introduced, and we present some numerical experiments, comparing the actual outcomes to the theoretical error bounds.

We analyze, in detail, the reasons why the Taylor Series method can compete with Scaling and Squaring method if the norm of the original matrix is less than one.

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© Instituto di Elaborazione della Informazione del CNR 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Codenotti
    • 1
  • C. Fassino
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di Elaborazione dell'Informazione del CNRPisaItalia
  2. 2.Dipartimento di InformaticaPisaItalia

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