# mlpack_nmf

## NAME

mlpack_nmf - non-negative matrix factorization

## SYNOPSIS

mlpack_nmf [-h] [-v]

## DESCRIPTION

This program performs non-negative matrix factorization on the given dataset, storing the resulting decomposed matrices in the specified files. For an input dataset V, NMF decomposes V into two matrices W and H such that

V = W * H

where all elements in W and H are non-negative. If V is of size (n x m), then W will be of size (n x r) and H will be of size (r x m), where r is the rank of the factorization (specified by --rank).

Optionally, the desired update rules for each NMF iteration can be chosen from the following list:

• |
multdist: multiplicative distance-based update rules (Lee and Seung 1999) | ||

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multdiv: multiplicative divergence-based update rules (Lee and Seung 1999) | ||

• |
als: alternating least squares update rules (Paatero and Tapper 1994) |

The maximum number of iterations is specified with --max_iterations, and the minimum residue required for algorithm termination is specified with --min_residue.

## REQUIRED INPUT OPTIONS

--input_file (-i) [string]

Input dataset to perform NMF on.

--rank (-r) [int]

Rank of the factorization.

## OPTIONAL INPUT OPTIONS

--help (-h)

Default help info.

--info [string]

Get help on a specific module or option. Default value ’’.

--max_iterations (-m) [int]

Number of iterations before NMF terminates (0 runs until convergence. Default value 10000.

--min_residue (-e) [double]

The minimum root mean square residue allowed for each iteration, below which the program terminates. Default value 1e-05.

--seed (-s) [int]

Random seed. If 0, ’std::time(NULL)’ is used. Default value 0. --update_rules (-u) [string] Update rules for each iteration; ( multdist | multdiv | als ). Default value ’multdist’.

--verbose (-v)

Display informational messages and the full list of parameters and timers at the end of execution.

--version (-V)

Display the version of mlpack.

## OPTIONAL OUTPUT OPTIONS

--h_file (-H) [string]

File to save the calculated H matrix to. Default value ’’.

--w_file (-W) [string]

File to save the calculated W matrix to. Default value ’’.

## ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

## ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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