JACOBIAN Statement

JACOBIAN variables ;

The JACOBIAN statement defines the JACOBIAN matrix for a system of objective functions. For more information, see the section Derivatives.

The JACOBIAN statement lists variable names that correspond to the elements , , of the Jacobian matrix listed by rows.

For example, the statements

   lsq f1-f3;
decvar x1 x2;
jacobian j1-j6;


correspond to the Jacobian matrix

The rows of the Jacobian matrix must correspond to the order of the function names listed in the MIN, MAX, or LSQ statement. The columns of the Jacobian matrix must correspond to the order of the decision variables listed in the DECVAR statement. To specify the values of nonzero derivatives, the variables specified in the JACOBIAN statement must be defined on the left-hand side of algebraic expressions in programming statements.

For example, consider the Rosenbrock function:

proc nlp tech=levmar;
array j[2,2] j1-j4;
lsq f1 f2;
decvar x1 x2;
jacobian j1-j4;

f1 = 10 * (x2 - x1 * x1);
f2 = 1 - x1;

j[1,1] = -20 * x1;
j[1,2] = 10;
j[2,1] = -1;
j[2,2] = 0;   /* is not needed */
run;


The JACOBIAN statement is useful only if more than one objective function is given in the MIN, MAX, or LSQ statement, or if a DATA= input data set specifies more than one function. If the MIN, MAX, or LSQ statement contains only one objective function and no DATA= input data set is used, the JACOBIAN and GRADIENT statements are equivalent. In the case of least squares minimization, the crossproduct Jacobian is used as an approximate Hessian matrix.