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/* -*- mode: c++; tab-width: 4; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 4 -*- */

 Copyright (C) 2003, 2004 Ferdinando Ametrano

 This file is part of QuantLib, a free-software/open-source library
 for financial quantitative analysts and developers - http://quantlib.org/

 QuantLib is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it
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#include <ql/Math/choleskydecomposition.hpp>

namespace QuantLib {

00024     const Disposable<Matrix> CholeskyDecomposition(const Matrix &S,
                                                   bool flexible) {
        Size i, j, size = S.rows();

        QL_REQUIRE(size == S.columns(),
                   "input matrix is not a square matrix");
        #if defined(QL_EXTRA_SAFETY_CHECKS)
        for (i=0; i<matrix.rows(); i++)
            for (j=0; j<i; j++)
                QL_REQUIRE(S[i][j] == S[j][i],
                           "input matrix is not symmetric");

        Matrix result(size, size, 0.0);
        Real sum;
        for (i=0; i<size; i++) {
            for (j=i; j<size; j++) {
                sum = S[i][j];
                for (Integer k=0; k<=Integer(i)-1; k++) {
                    sum -= result[i][k]*result[j][k];
                if (i == j) {
                    QL_REQUIRE(flexible || sum > 0.0,
                               "input matrix is not positive definite");
                    // To handle positive semi-definite matrices take the
                    // square root of sum if positive, else zero.
                    result[i][i] = std::sqrt(std::max<Real>(sum, 0.0));
                } else {
                    // With positive semi-definite matrices is possible
                    // to have result[i][i]==0.0
                    // In this case sum happens to be zero as well
                    result[j][i] =
                        (sum==0.0 ? 0.0 : sum/result[i][i]);
        return result;


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