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High performance ℓ₁-minimization solvers

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import sparsesolvers as ss
import numpy as np

N = 10

# Create an example sensing matrix
A = np.random.normal(loc=0.025, scale=0.025, size=(N, N)) + np.identity(N)

# An incoming signal
signal = np.zeros(N)
signal[2] = 1

# Use the homotopy solver to produce sparse solution, x.
x, info = ss.Homotopy(A).solve(signal, tolerance=0.1)

# Example output: error=0.064195, sparsity=0.9, argmax=2
print("error=%f, sparsity=%f, argmax=%i" % (
    info.solution_error, 1 - np.count_nonzero(x) / np.double(N),


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