Truncated SVD of extended precision matrix

Hi, is anybody aware of a way to compute the truncated SVD of an extended precision (128 bit floats in my case) matrix?
For the floats, I’d like to use either MultiFloats.jl (seems faster in my testing, so this would be preferred) or DoubleFloats.jl. GenericLinearAlgebra.jl works to an extent but has two major problems that currently prevent me from using it: 1) It gets stuck on certain matrices (GitHub issue) and 2) computes the entire, untruncated SVD, which is much more expensive.

I’m grateful for any hints or experiences you can share!

I saw this earlier post:

The recommendation is TSVD.jl.

Thanks, but unfortunately TSVD.jl calls LinearAlgebra‘s `svd`, and so doesn‘t work for types not supported by whatever BLAS julia uses.

You should be able to load `GenericLinearAlgebra` which would extend `svd` to work with arbitrary element types.

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In particular, TSVD.jl calls svd(::Bidiagonal), and it looks like GenericLinearAlgebra.jl provides a method for this.

Thank you! I‘ll give this a try and report back.

Ok, so I finally got around to trying this:

``````julia> using TSVD

julia> using GenericLinearAlgebra

julia> using DoubleFloats

julia> A = randn(Double64, 3, 5)
3×5 Matrix{Double64}:
1.3801363771568418   1.4219282164212106   0.13499940802352295  -0.16125764163952927   1.6214322111600634
0.04669843558325742  0.7916858087312778  -0.740636655635555     0.2954127906942305   -1.2628958884690384
-0.9117030073895186   0.5428515183127985  -0.10123196960714188   0.9868982725916127    0.2833604981860745

julia> tsvd(A, 2)
ERROR: SVD for lower triangular bidiagonal matrices isn't implemented yet.
Stacktrace:
[1] error(s::String)
@ Base ./error.jl:33
[2] __svd!(B::LinearAlgebra.Bidiagonal{Double64, Vector{Double64}}, U::Matrix{Double64}, Vᴴ::Matrix{Double64}; tol::Double64, debug::Bool)
@ GenericLinearAlgebra ~/.julia/packages/GenericLinearAlgebra/Bd8s0/src/svd.jl:196
[3] _svd!(B::LinearAlgebra.Bidiagonal{Double64, Vector{Double64}}; tol::Double64, debug::Bool)
@ GenericLinearAlgebra ~/.julia/packages/GenericLinearAlgebra/Bd8s0/src/svd.jl:232
[4] #svd!#38
@ ~/.julia/packages/GenericLinearAlgebra/Bd8s0/src/svd.jl:499 [inlined]
[5] svd!
@ ~/.julia/packages/GenericLinearAlgebra/Bd8s0/src/svd.jl:499 [inlined]
[6] #svd#191
@ /Applications/Julia-1.7.app/Contents/Resources/julia/share/julia/stdlib/v1.7/LinearAlgebra/src/bidiag.jl:214 [inlined]
[7] svd
@ /Applications/Julia-1.7.app/Contents/Resources/julia/share/julia/stdlib/v1.7/LinearAlgebra/src/bidiag.jl:214 [inlined]
[8] biLanczos(A::Matrix{Double64}, nvals::Int64; maxiter::Int64, initvec::Vector{Double64}, tolconv::Double64, tolreorth::Double64, stepsize::Int64, debug::Bool)
@ TSVD ~/.julia/packages/TSVD/q42gG/src/svd.jl:175
[9] _tsvd(A::Matrix{Double64}, nvals::Int64; maxiter::Int64, initvec::Vector{Double64}, tolconv::Double64, tolreorth::Double64, stepsize::Int64, debug::Bool)
@ TSVD ~/.julia/packages/TSVD/q42gG/src/svd.jl:236
[10] #tsvd#7
@ ~/.julia/packages/TSVD/q42gG/src/svd.jl:345 [inlined]
[11] tsvd(A::Matrix{Double64}, nvals::Int64)
@ TSVD ~/.julia/packages/TSVD/q42gG/src/svd.jl:345
[12] top-level scope
@ REPL[5]:1
``````

The relevant part in `GenericLinearAlgebra.jl` is this:

``````    if B.uplo === 'U'
# actual code here, omitted for readability
else
# Just transpose the matrix
error("SVD for lower triangular bidiagonal matrices isn't implemented yet.")
end
``````

Seems like this would be easiest to fix in `TSVD.jl` by, as the comment suggests, transposing the bidiagonal matrix before feeding it to `GenericLinearAlgebra.jl`, right?