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NAME DPOSVX - use the Cholesky factorization A = U**T*U or A = L*L**T to compute the solution to a real system of linear equations A * X = B, SYNOPSIS SUBROUTINE DPOSVX( FACT, UPLO, N, NRHS, A, LDA, AF, LDAF, EQUED, S, B, LDB, X, LDX, RCOND, FERR, BERR, WORK, IWORK, INFO ) CHARACTER EQUED, FACT, UPLO INTEGER INFO, LDA, LDAF, LDB, LDX, N, NRHS DOUBLE PRECISION RCOND INTEGER IWORK( * ) DOUBLE PRECISION A( LDA, * ), AF( LDAF, * ), B( LDB, * ), BERR( * ), FERR( * ), S( * ), WORK( * ), X( LDX, * ) PURPOSE DPOSVX uses the Cholesky factorization A = U**T*U or A = L*L**T to compute the solution to a real system of linear equations A * X = B, where A is an N-by-N symmetric positive defin- ite matrix and X and B are N-by-NRHS matrices. Error bounds on the solution and a condition estimate are also provided. DESCRIPTION The following steps are performed: 1. If FACT = 'E', real scaling factors are computed to equilibrate the system: diag(S) * A * diag(S) * inv(diag(S)) * X = diag(S) * B Whether or not the system will be equilibrated depends on the scaling of the matrix A, but if equilibration is used, A is overwritten by diag(S)*A*diag(S) and B by diag(S)*B. 2. If FACT = 'N' or 'E', the Cholesky decomposition is used to factor the matrix A (after equilibration if FACT = 'E') as A = U**T* U, if UPLO = 'U', or A = L * L**T, if UPLO = 'L', where U is an upper triangular matrix and L is a lower triangular matrix. 3. The factored form of A is used to estimate the condition number of the matrix A. If the reciprocal of the condition number is less than machine precision, steps 4-6 are skipped. 4. The system of equations is solved for X using the fac- tored form of A. 5. Iterative refinement is applied to improve the computed solution matrix and calculate error bounds and backward error estimates for it. 6. If equilibration was used, the matrix X is premultiplied by diag(S) so that it solves the original system before equilibration. ARGUMENTS FACT (input) CHARACTER*1 Specifies whether or not the factored form of the matrix A is supplied on entry, and if not, whether the matrix A should be equilibrated before it is factored. = 'F': On entry, AF contains the fac- tored form of A. If EQUED = 'Y', the matrix A has been equilibrated with scaling factors given by S. A and AF will not be modified. = 'N': The matrix A will be copied to AF and factored. = 'E': The matrix A will be equilibrated if neces- sary, then copied to AF and factored. UPLO (input) CHARACTER*1 = 'U': Upper triangle of A is stored; = 'L': Lower triangle of A is stored. N (input) INTEGER The number of linear equations, i.e., the order of the matrix A. N >= 0. NRHS (input) INTEGER The number of righthand sides, i.e., the number of columns of the matrices B and X. NRHS >= 0. A (input/output) DOUBLE PRECISION array, dimension (LDA,N) On entry, the symmetric matrix A, except if FACT = 'F' and EQUED = 'Y', then A must contain the equili- brated matrix diag(S)*A*diag(S). If UPLO = 'U', the leading N-by-N upper triangular part of A contains the upper triangular part of the matrix A, and the strictly lower triangular part of A is not refer- enced. If UPLO = 'L', the leading N-by-N lower tri- angular part of A contains the lower triangular part of the matrix A, and the strictly upper triangular part of A is not referenced. A is not modified if FACT = 'F' or 'N', or if FACT = 'E' and EQUED = 'N' on exit. On exit, if FACT = 'E' and EQUED = 'Y', A is overwritten by diag(S)*A*diag(S). LDA (input) INTEGER The leading dimension of the array A. LDA >= max(1,N). (LDAF,N) AF (input or output) DOUBLE PRECISION array, dimension If FACT = 'F', then AF is an input argument and on entry contains the triangular factor U or L from the Cholesky factorization A = U**T*U or A = L*L**T, in the same storage format as A. If EQUED .ne. 'N', then AF is the factored form of the equilibrated matrix diag(S)*A*diag(S). If FACT = 'N', then AF is an output argument and on exit returns the triangular factor U or L from the Cholesky factorization A = U**T*U or A = L*L**T of the original matrix A. If FACT = 'E', then AF is an output argument and on exit returns the triangular factor U or L from the Cholesky factorization A = U**T*U or A = L*L**T of the equilibrated matrix A (see the description of A for the form of the equilibrated matrix). LDAF (input) INTEGER The leading dimension of the array AF. LDAF >= max(1,N). EQUED (input/output) CHARACTER*1 Specifies the form of equilibration that was done. = 'N': No equilibration (always true if FACT = 'N'). = 'Y': Equilibration was done, i.e., A has been replaced by diag(S) * A * diag(S). EQUED is an input variable if FACT = 'F'; otherwise, it is an output variable. S (input/output) DOUBLE PRECISION array, dimension (N) The scale factors for A; not accessed if EQUED = 'N'. S is an input variable if FACT = 'F'; other- wise, S is an output variable. If FACT = 'F' and EQUED = 'Y', each element of S must be positive. (LDB,NRHS) B (input/output) DOUBLE PRECISION array, dimension On entry, the N-by-NRHS righthand side matrix B. On exit, if EQUED = 'N', B is not modified; if EQUED = 'Y', B is overwritten by diag(S) * B. LDB (input) INTEGER The leading dimension of the array B. LDB >= max(1,N). X (output) DOUBLE PRECISION array, dimension (LDX,NRHS) If INFO = 0, the N-by-NRHS solution matrix X to the original system of equations. Note that if EQUED = 'Y', A and B are modified on exit, and the solution to the equilibrated system is inv(diag(S))*X. LDX (input) INTEGER The leading dimension of the array X. LDX >= max(1,N). RCOND (output) DOUBLE PRECISION The estimate of the reciprocal condition number of the matrix A after equilibration (if done). If RCOND is less than the machine precision (in partic- ular, if RCOND = 0), the matrix is singular to work- ing precision. This condition is indicated by a return code of INFO > 0, and the solution and error bounds are not computed. FERR (output) DOUBLE PRECISION array, dimension (NRHS) The estimated forward error bounds for each solution vector X(j) (the j-th column of the solution matrix X). If XTRUE is the true solution, FERR(j) bounds the magnitude of the largest entry in (X(j) - XTRUE) divided by the magnitude of the largest entry in X(j). The quality of the error bound depends on the quality of the estimate of norm(inv(A)) computed in the code; if the estimate of norm(inv(A)) is accu- rate, the error bound is guaranteed. BERR (output) DOUBLE PRECISION array, dimension (NRHS) The componentwise relative backward error of each solution vector X(j) (i.e., the smallest relative change in any entry of A or B that makes X(j) an exact solution). WORK (workspace) DOUBLE PRECISION array, dimension (3*N) IWORK (workspace) INTEGER array, dimension (N) INFO (output) INTEGER = 0: successful exit < 0: if INFO = -i, the i-th argument had an illegal value > 0: if INFO = i, and i is <= N: if INFO = i, the leading minor of order i of A is not positive definite, so the factorization could not be completed, and the solution and error bounds could not be computed. = N+1: RCOND is less than machine precision. The factorization has been com- pleted, but the matrix is singular to working preci- sion, and the solution and error bounds have not been computed.