Issue No. 01 - January/February (2000 vol. 2)
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A brief sketch of the early days of eigenvalue hunting is followed by a description of the QR algorithm and its major virtues. The symmetric case brings with it guaranteed convergence and an elegant implementation. An account of the impressive discovery of the algorithm brings the essay to a close.
B. N. Parlett, "The QR Algorithm," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 2, no. , pp. 38-42, 2000.