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estimate covariance of a matrix

asked 2015-12-03 00:02:13 -0500

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Hi, im implementing regularized particle filter. My particle has coordinate x,y,z. All particles would make up a matrix n by 3 matrix . i wonder is there any existing code to find covariance matrix of a matrix in c++ somewhere in ros . This is easily done by matlab but c++ is too complicated

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answered 2015-12-03 09:26:03 -0500

I'm unaware of a "ROS" way of doing this, but if you are using C++, I'd recommend using Eigen. It is easily installed and used extensively by many ROS packages. If you're using a ROS Indigo or Jade, you'll need to depend on the cmake_modules package to get catkin to build your code (see these instructions).

If you're using Eigen, there are easy ways to calculate covariance using built-in Eigen matrix functions. For a few examples, see this Stack Overflow post.

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thanks so much, the library is good but it is still so slow as the matrix is big, is there anyway to speed it up

dmngu9 gravatar image dmngu9  ( 2015-12-03 18:46:23 -0500 )edit
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@dmngu9 so you want to say that it is much slower in Eigen than in Matlab? sounds suspicious

Mehdi. gravatar image Mehdi.  ( 2015-12-04 06:11:51 -0500 )edit

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