function [out] = recursionSolve_qN(a,b,b0,sigma,z)
%
%
% This function directly solves systems of the form (B+\sigma I)x=z,
% where B is an L-BFGS quasi-Newton matrix.
%
% "Limited-Memory BFGS Systems with Diagonal Updates"
% by Jennifer B. Erway and Roummel F. Marcia
%
% Copyright (2011): Jennifer B. Erway and Roummel F. Marcia
%
% The technical report and software are available at
% www.wfu.edu/~erwayjb/publications.html
% www.wfu.edu/~erwayjb/software.html
%
%
% This code is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License
% 2.0.
%
% Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software for
% any purpose without fee is hereby granted, provided that this entire
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% a copy or modification of this software and in all copies of the
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% This software is being provided "as is", without any express or
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% Inputs: a(:,k) and b(:,k) make up the kth L-bfgs update and
% B_0 = b0*I is the initial L-BFGS matrix, i.e.,
% B_k = B_0 - sum_{i=1}^k a(:,i)a(:,i)^T + sum_{i=1}^{k} b(:,i)b(:,i)^T
% initialization
k0 = size(a,2);
k = 2*k0;
inv_c0 = 1/( b0 + sigma );
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% Recursion formula
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invCz = inv_c0*z;
for j = 1:k;
if (mod(j,2)==1)
c = a(:,(j+1)/2);
else
c = b(:,j/2);
end
p(:,j) = inv_c0*c;
for t = 1:j-1
p(:,j) = p(:,j) + (-1)^(t+1)*v(t)*(p(:,t)'*c)*p(:,t);
end
v(j) = 1/(1 + ((-1)^j)*c'*p(:,j));
invCz = invCz + (-1)^(j+1)*v(j)*(p(:,j)'*z)*p(:,j);
end
out = invCz;