A classical scheme for finding the enclosure is to use an interval variant of the Gauss elimination scheme .
When the unknowns lie in given ranges we may compute an interval
evaluation of and an interval evaluation
The Gauss elimination scheme may be written as 
A drawback of this scheme is that the family of linear systems that will be obtained for all instances of is usually a subset of the family of linear systems defined by , , as we do not take into account the dependency of the elements of . Furthermore the calculation in the scheme involves products, sums and ratio of elements of and their direct interval evaluation again do not take into account the dependency between the elements. Hence a direct application of the Gauss scheme will usually lead to an overestimation of the enclosure.
A possible method to reduce this overestimation is to consider the
But even with a possible good the dependency between the elements of are not taken into account and hence the overestimation of the enclosure may be large.
A first possible way to reduce this overestimation is to improve the interval evaluation of , by using the derivatives of their elements with respect to and the procedure described in section 18.104.22.168. Note that the procedures necessary to compute the elements of , and their derivatives may be obtained by using the MakeF, MakeJ procedures of ALIAS-maple.
But to improve the efficiency of the procedure it must be noticed that at iteration an interval evaluation of the derivatives of with respect to may be deduced for the derivatives of the elements computed at iteration . As we have the derivatives of the elements at iteration 0 we may then deduce the derivatives of the elements at any iteration and use these derivatives to improve the interval evaluation of these elements (see sections 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199).