# Optimization code. One line takses 86% of working time.

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Jan Kowal il 13 Mag 2016
Commentato: Ahmet Cecen il 14 Mag 2016
Hello Everyone! I am developing a Clasificator for hand written signs and digits using Logical Regression and Softmax function.
I have a problem with one line in one function because it takes too much time.
function [grad] = logistic_cost_function(xTrain, yTrain, w)
%xTrain = [30134 x 11760]
%xTrain = [30134 x 1]
%w = [36 x 11760]
N = size(xTrain,1);
K = 36;
ARG = w * xTrain';
for n = 1 : N
xRow = xTrain(n,:);
Probability = softmax(ARG(:,n));
label_n = yTrain(n);
for k = 1 : K
IND = label_n == k;
prob_k = Probability(k);
end
end
end
It is the time counted on only 2 epochs. My point is to count a few thousands of epchos.
Does anyone have any idea how to improve an algorithm?
Bet Regards
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Walter Roberson il 14 Mag 2016
IND is a logical value, a 0 or 1. Are you sure you want to be subtracting prob_k from that? That would be likely to give you a negative value from the subtraction for the cases where the two are not equal.
Ahmet Cecen il 14 Mag 2016
I believe that might be the point. Don't think of it as a negative probability, think of IND as an indicator function. You either subtract expectation by the probability of hitting the case, or add expectation by the probability of not hitting the case. I may be wrong though as I have no idea what he is actually trying to do.

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Ahmet Cecen il 14 Mag 2016
Modificato: Ahmet Cecen il 14 Mag 2016
for k = 1 : K
IND = label_n == k;
prob_k = Probability(k);
end
Here is a way out of this loop (well hopefully, as I can't actually run the code to verify):
IND = zeros(K,1); IND(label_n)=1;
prob_k = Probability;
% (IND - prob_k) IS A COLUMN VECTOR, SO OUTER PRODUCT.
Hmm... turns out no need for bsxfun.
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John D'Errico il 14 Mag 2016
Ahmet - bsxfun is not needed here because * between a column and row vector is well defined as a matrix product already. That outer product has always worked.
Ahmet Cecen il 14 Mag 2016
Yeah, in a previous version of my answer I didn't see that operation was an outer product for some reason and used a weird combination of bsxfun and repmat. Sometimes when I focus on trying to understand other people's code the simple stuff manages to elude me.

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