[R] solve() versus ginv()

From: Werner Bier <aliscla_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Sun 16 Oct 2005 - 08:02:26 EST

Dear All,  

While inverting a matrix the following error appears on my console:  

Error in solve.default(my_matrix) : Lapack routine dgesv: system is exactly singular  

With this respect, I have been replacing the solve() function with ginv(): the Moore-Penrose generalized inverse of a matrix.  

These are the questions I would like to ask you:  

  1. Would you also replace solve() with ginv() in these scenarios and using R?
  2. Or is there something I should take care by using ginv() you would suggest me please?

Many thanks in advance.  

Best regards,

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