non_negative_parafac(tensor, rank, n_iter_max=100, init='svd', svd='numpy_svd', tol=1e-06, random_state=None, verbose=0, normalize_factors=False, return_errors=False, mask=None, cvg_criterion='abs_rec_error', fixed_modes=None)

Non-negative CP decomposition

Uses multiplicative updates, see [2]


number of components


maximum number of iteration

init{‘svd’, ‘random’}, optional
svdstr, default is ‘numpy_svd’

function to use to compute the SVD, acceptable values in tensorly.SVD_FUNS

tolfloat, optional

tolerance: the algorithm stops when the variation in the reconstruction error is less than the tolerance

random_state{None, int, np.random.RandomState}
verboseint, optional

level of verbosity

normalize_factorsif True, aggregate the weights of each factor in a 1D-tensor

of shape (rank, ), which will contain the norms of the factors

fixed_modeslist, default is None

A list of modes for which the initial value is not modified. The last mode cannot be fixed due to error computation.

factorsndarray list

list of positive factors of the CP decomposition element i is of shape (tensor.shape[i], rank)



Amnon Shashua and Tamir Hazan, “Non-negative tensor factorization with applications to statistics and computer vision”, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), pp 792-799, ICML, 2005