In addition, NAG recommends that before calling any Library routine you should read the following reference material (see Section 5):
(a) Essential Introduction
(b) Chapter Introduction
(c) Routine Document
Please note that the long names for library routines mentioned in Section 2.1.1 of the Essential Introduction are not available in this implementation.
The libraries supplied with this implementation have been compiled in a manner that facilitates the use of multiple threads.
http://www.nag.co.uk/doc/inun/fl23/l3ad9l/postrelease.html
for details of any new information related to the applicability or usage of this implementation.
In this section we assume that the library has been installed in the directory [INSTALL_DIR].
By default [INSTALL_DIR] (see Installer's Note (in.html)) is /opt/NAG/fll3a23d9l or /usr/local/NAG/fll3a23d9l depending on your system; however it could have been changed by the person who did the installation. To identify [INSTALL_DIR] for this installation:
In this section we assume that you are using a 32-bit compiler. If you are using a 64-bit compiler you need to use "nagfor -abi=32" rather than "nagfor" to invoke the compiler for this 32-bit product.
To use the NAG Fortran Library and the supplied ACML libraries, you may link in the following manner:
nagfor -I[INSTALL_DIR]/nag_interface_blocks driver.f90 \ [INSTALL_DIR]/lib/libnag_acml.a [INSTALL_DIR]/acml/libacml.awhere driver.f90 is your application program;
or
nagfor -I[INSTALL_DIR]/nag_interface_blocks driver.f90 \ [INSTALL_DIR]/lib/libnag_acml.so -L[INSTALL_DIR]/acml -lacmlif the shareable library is required. Please note that the shareable library is fully resolved so that you need not link against other run-time libraries explicitly; this requires the environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH to be set correctly at link time (see below).
However, if you prefer to link to a version of the NAG Library which does not require the use of ACML you may wish to use the self-contained libraries as follows:
nagfor -I[INSTALL_DIR]/nag_interface_blocks driver.f90 \ [INSTALL_DIR]/lib/libnag_nag.aor
nagfor -I[INSTALL_DIR]/nag_interface_blocks driver.f90 \ [INSTALL_DIR]/lib/libnag_nag.soif the shareable library is required.
If your application has been linked with the shareable NAG and ACML libraries then the environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH must be set (or extended) to allow run-time linkage.
In the C shell type:
setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH [INSTALL_DIR]/lib:[INSTALL_DIR]/acmlto set LD_LIBRARY_PATH, or
setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH [INSTALL_DIR]/lib:[INSTALL_DIR]/acml:${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}to extend LD_LIBRARY_PATH if you already have it set.
In the Bourne shell, type:
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=[INSTALL_DIR]/lib:[INSTALL_DIR]/acml export LD_LIBRARY_PATHto set LD_LIBRARY_PATH, or
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=[INSTALL_DIR]/lib:[INSTALL_DIR]/acml:${LD_LIBRARY_PATH} export LD_LIBRARY_PATHto extend LD_LIBRARY_PATH if you already have it set.
Note that you may also need to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point at other things such as compiler run-time libraries, for example if you are using a newer version of the compiler.
(a) subroutines are called as such;
(b) functions are declared with the right type;
(c) the correct number of arguments are passed; and
(d) all arguments match in type and structure.
The NAG Fortran Library interface block files are organised by Library chapter. They are aggregated into one module named
nag_libraryThe modules are supplied in pre-compiled form (.mod files) and they can be accessed by specifying the -Ipathname option on each compiler invocation, where pathname ([INSTALL_DIR]/nag_interface_blocks) is the path of the directory containing the compiled interface blocks.
The .mod module files were compiled with the compiler shown in Section 2.1 of the Installer's Note. Such module files are compiler-dependent, so if you wish to use the NAG example programs, or use the interface blocks in your own programs, when using a compiler that is incompatible with these modules, you will first need to create your own module files. See the Post Release Information page
http://www.nag.co.uk/doc/inun/fl23/l3ad9l/postrelease.html
where more information may be available, or contact NAG for further help.
The distributed example results are those obtained with the static library libnag_acml.a, (i.e. using the ACML BLAS and LAPACK routines).
Note that the example material has been adapted, if necessary, from that published in the Library Manual, so that programs are suitable for execution with this implementation with no further changes. The distributed example programs should be used in preference to the versions in the Library Manual wherever possible.
The directory [INSTALL_DIR]/scripts contains four scripts nag_example_acml, nag_example_shar_acml, nag_example and nag_example_shar.
The example programs are most easily accessed by one of the commands
Each command will provide you with a copy of an example program (and its data and options file, if any), compile the program and link it with the appropriate libraries (showing you the compile command so that you can recompile your own version of the program). Finally, the executable program will be run with appropriate arguments specifying data, options and results files as needed.
The example program concerned is specified by the argument to the command, e.g.
nag_example_acml e04nrfwill copy the example program and its data and options files (e04nrfe.f90, e04nrfe.d and e04nrfe.opt) into the current directory, compile the program and run it to produce the example program results in the file e04nrfe.r.
The NAG Library and documentation use parameterized types for floating-point variables. Thus, the type
REAL(KIND=nag_wp)appears in documentation of all NAG Fortran Library routines, where nag_wp is a Fortran KIND parameter. The value of nag_wp will vary between implementations, and its value can be obtained by use of the nag_library module. We refer to the type nag_wp as the NAG Library "working precision" type, because most floating-point arguments and internal variables used in the library are of this type.
In addition, a small number of routines use the type
REAL(KIND=nag_rp)where nag_rp stands for "reduced precision type". Another type, not currently used in the library, is
REAL(KIND=nag_hp)for "higher precision type" or "additional precision type".
For correct use of these types, see almost any of the example programs distributed with the Library.
For this implementation, these types have the following meanings:
REAL (kind=nag_rp) means REAL (i.e. single precision) REAL (kind=nag_wp) means DOUBLE PRECISION COMPLEX (kind=nag_rp) means COMPLEX (i.e. single precision complex) COMPLEX (kind=nag_wp) means double precision complex (e.g. COMPLEX*16)
In addition, the Manual has adopted a convention of using bold italics to distinguish some terms.
One important bold italicised term is machine
precision, which denotes the relative precision to which
DOUBLE PRECISION floating-point numbers are stored in
the computer, e.g. in an implementation with approximately 16 decimal
digits of precision, machine precision has a value of
approximately
The precise value of machine precision is given by the routine X02AJF. Other routines in Chapter X02 return the values of other implementation-dependent constants, such as the overflow threshold, or the largest representable integer. Refer to the X02 Chapter Introduction for more details.
The bold italicised term block size is used only in Chapters F07 and F08. It denotes the block size used by block algorithms in these chapters. You only need to be aware of its value when it affects the amount of workspace to be supplied – see the parameters WORK and LWORK of the relevant routine documents and the Chapter Introduction.
Many LAPACK routines have a "workspace query" mechanism which allows a caller to interrogate the routine to determine how much workspace to supply. Note that LAPACK routines from the ACML may require a different amount of workspace from the equivalent NAG versions of these routines. Care should be taken when using the workspace query mechanism.
Functions in these Chapters will give error messages if called with illegal or unsafe arguments.
The constants referred to in the Library Manual have the following values in this implementation:
S07AAF F_1 = 1.0E+13 F_2 = 1.0E-14 S10AAF E_1 = 1.8715E+1 S10ABF E_1 = 7.080E+2 S10ACF E_1 = 7.080E+2 S13AAF x_hi = 7.083E+2 S13ACF x_hi = 1.0E+16 S13ADF x_hi = 1.0E+17 S14AAF IFAIL = 1 if X > 1.69E+2 IFAIL = 2 if X < -1.69E+2 IFAIL = 3 if abs(X) < 2.23E-308 S14ABF IFAIL = 2 if X > x_big = 2.55E+305 S15ADF x_hi = 2.65E+1 S15AEF x_hi = 2.65E+1 S15AFF underflow trap was necessary S15AGF IFAIL = 1 if X >= 2.53E+307 IFAIL = 2 if 4.74E+7 <= X < 2.53E+307 IFAIL = 3 if X < -2.66E+1 S17ACF IFAIL = 1 if X > 1.0E+16 S17ADF IFAIL = 1 if X > 1.0E+16 IFAIL = 3 if 0 < X <= 2.23E-308 S17AEF IFAIL = 1 if abs(X) > 1.0E+16 S17AFF IFAIL = 1 if abs(X) > 1.0E+16 S17AGF IFAIL = 1 if X > 1.038E+2 IFAIL = 2 if X < -5.7E+10 S17AHF IFAIL = 1 if X > 1.041E+2 IFAIL = 2 if X < -5.7E+10 S17AJF IFAIL = 1 if X > 1.041E+2 IFAIL = 2 if X < -1.9E+9 S17AKF IFAIL = 1 if X > 1.041E+2 IFAIL = 2 if X < -1.9E+9 S17DCF IFAIL = 2 if abs(Z) < 3.92223E-305 IFAIL = 4 if abs(Z) or FNU+N-1 > 3.27679E+4 IFAIL = 5 if abs(Z) or FNU+N-1 > 1.07374E+9 S17DEF IFAIL = 2 if Im(Z) > 7.00921E+2 IFAIL = 3 if abs(Z) or FNU+N-1 > 3.27679E+4 IFAIL = 4 if abs(Z) or FNU+N-1 > 1.07374E+9 S17DGF IFAIL = 3 if abs(Z) > 1.02399E+3 IFAIL = 4 if abs(Z) > 1.04857E+6 S17DHF IFAIL = 3 if abs(Z) > 1.02399E+3 IFAIL = 4 if abs(Z) > 1.04857E+6 S17DLF IFAIL = 2 if abs(Z) < 3.92223E-305 IFAIL = 4 if abs(Z) or FNU+N-1 > 3.27679E+4 IFAIL = 5 if abs(Z) or FNU+N-1 > 1.07374E+9 S18ADF IFAIL = 2 if 0 < X <= 2.23E-308 S18AEF IFAIL = 1 if abs(X) > 7.116E+2 S18AFF IFAIL = 1 if abs(X) > 7.116E+2 S18DCF IFAIL = 2 if abs(Z) < 3.92223E-305 IFAIL = 4 if abs(Z) or FNU+N-1 > 3.27679E+4 IFAIL = 5 if abs(Z) or FNU+N-1 > 1.07374E+9 S18DEF IFAIL = 2 if Re(Z) > 7.00921E+2 IFAIL = 3 if abs(Z) or FNU+N-1 > 3.27679E+4 IFAIL = 4 if abs(Z) or FNU+N-1 > 1.07374E+9 S19AAF IFAIL = 1 if abs(X) >= 5.04818E+1 S19ABF IFAIL = 1 if abs(X) >= 5.04818E+1 S19ACF IFAIL = 1 if X > 9.9726E+2 S19ADF IFAIL = 1 if X > 9.9726E+2 S21BCF IFAIL = 3 if an argument < 1.583E-205 IFAIL = 4 if an argument >= 3.765E+202 S21BDF IFAIL = 3 if an argument < 2.813E-103 IFAIL = 4 if an argument >= 1.407E+102
The values of the mathematical constants are:
X01AAF (pi) = 3.1415926535897932 X01ABF (gamma) = 0.5772156649015328
The values of the machine constants are:
The basic parameters of the model
X02BHF = 2 X02BJF = 53 X02BKF = -1021 X02BLF = 1024 X02DJF = .TRUE.
Derived parameters of the floating-point arithmetic
X02AJF = 1.11022302462516E-16 X02AKF = 2.22507385850721E-308 X02ALF = 1.79769313486231E+308 X02AMF = 2.22507385850721E-308 X02ANF = 2.22507385850721E-308
Parameters of other aspects of the computing environment
X02AHF = 1.84467440737095E+19 X02BBF = 2147483647 X02BEF = 15 X02DAF = .TRUE.
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