About FAuST

The FAµST toolbox provides algorithms and data structures to decompose a given dense matrix into a product of sparse matrices in order to reduce its computational complexity (both for storage and manipulation).

FaµST can be used to:

  • speedup / reduce the memory footprint of iterative algorithms commonly used for solving high dimensional linear inverse problems.
  • learn dictionaries with an intrinsically efficient implementation
  • compute (approximate) fast Fourier transforms on graphs.

A general introduction to FAµST is available in the following paper:
[1] Le Magoarou L. and Gribonval R., “Flexible multi-layer sparse approximations of matrices and applications”, Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, 2016.

The FAµST toolbox was initially released as a Matlab implementation (versions 1.x) distributed under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License.

The FAµST toolbox includes a C++ backend compatible with GPU acceleration, and Python / Matlab wrappers.

It is released under a BSD-3-clause license.  The Python version is available on PYPI.

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The development of FAµST was initially funded by the ERC project PLEASE and was further supported by Inria through a Software Development Initiative (ADT REVELATION). Current developments are supported by the ANR Chaire IA AllegroAssai.