Re: Iterative vs. direct solver Message #4 Posted by Namir on 18 May 2012, 3:42 a.m., in response to message #2 by Bill (Smithville, NJ)
The Solver King is Professor Kahan. The King of iterative solution for nonlinear equations ... is .... uhum ... yours truly! It has been a passion and (dare I say obsession) of mine since the mid 70s!!
Namir
PS: In fact in the last few months I have been studying the methods for iterative solution of linear systems. The topic is fascinating. The stationary methods are interesting but come with limitations as to what kind of (large) linear systems they can solve. The nonstationary method use conjugate gradient methods to solve the linear systems as an optimization problem. I have been tinkering with the algorithms to solve sets of 500, 1000, and 2000 linear equations. So far, no new discovery :(
PS2: My lack of modesty is due to jet lag effects, having returned from Europe a few days ago!!
Edited: 18 May 2012, 3:57 a.m. after one or more responses were posted
