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mxnet.ndarray.linalg.potri(A=None, out=None, name=None, **kwargs)

Performs matrix inversion from a Cholesky factorization. Input is a tensor A of dimension n >= 2.

If n=2, A is a triangular matrix (entries of upper or lower triangle are all zero) with positive diagonal. We compute:

out = A-T * A-1 if lower = true out = A-1 * A-T if lower = false

In other words, if A is the Cholesky factor of a symmetric positive definite matrix B (obtained by potrf), then

out = B-1

If n>2, potri is performed separately on the trailing two dimensions for all inputs (batch mode).


The operator supports float32 and float64 data types only.


Use this operator only if you are certain you need the inverse of B, and cannot use the Cholesky factor A (potrf), together with backsubstitution (trsm). The latter is numerically much safer, and also cheaper.


// Single matrix inverse
A = [[2.0, 0], [0.5, 2.0]]
potri(A) = [[0.26563, -0.0625], [-0.0625, 0.25]]

// Batch matrix inverse
A = [[[2.0, 0], [0.5, 2.0]], [[4.0, 0], [1.0, 4.0]]]
potri(A) = [[[0.26563, -0.0625], [-0.0625, 0.25]],
            [[0.06641, -0.01562], [-0.01562, 0,0625]]]

Defined in src/operator/tensor/

  • A (NDArray) – Tensor of lower triangular matrices

  • out (NDArray, optional) – The output NDArray to hold the result.


out – The output of this function.

Return type

NDArray or list of NDArrays