The Sparsity of LASSO-type Minimizers Institutional Repository Document uri icon


  • This note extends an attribute of the LASSO procedure to a whole class of related procedures, including square-root LASSO, square LASSO, LAD-LASSO, and an instance of generalized LASSO. Namely, under the assumption that the input matrix satisfies an $ell_p$-restricted isometry property (which in some sense is weaker than the standard $ell_2$-restricted isometry property assumption), it is shown that if the input vector comes from the exact measurement of a sparse vector, then the minimizer of any such LASSO-type procedure has sparsity comparable to the sparsity of the measured vector. The result remains valid in the presence of moderate measurement error when the regularization parameter is not too small.

author list (cited authors)

  • Foucart, S.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Foucart, Simon

Book Title

  • arXiv

publication date

  • September 2022