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# NAG Library Function Documentnag_dwaxpby (f16ehc)

## 1  Purpose

nag_dwaxpby (f16ehc) computes the sum of two scaled vectors, preserving input, for real scalars and vectors.

## 2  Specification

 #include #include
 void nag_dwaxpby (Integer n, double alpha, const double x[], Integer incx, double beta, const double y[], Integer incy, double w[], Integer incw, NagError *fail)

## 3  Description

nag_dwaxpby (f16ehc) performs the operation
 $w ← αx+βy,$
where $x$ and $y$ are $n$-element real vectors, and $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are real scalars.

## 4  References

Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms Technical (BLAST) Forum (2001) Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms Technical (BLAST) Forum Standard University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee http://www.netlib.org/blas/blast-forum/blas-report.pdf

## 5  Arguments

1:     nIntegerInput
On entry: $n$, the number of elements in $x$, $y$ and $w$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{n}}\ge 0$.
On entry: the scalar $\alpha$.
3:     x[$\mathit{dim}$]const doubleInput
Note: the dimension, dim, of the array x must be at least $\mathrm{max}\phantom{\rule{0.125em}{0ex}}\left(1,1+\left({\mathbf{n}}-1\right)×\left|{\mathbf{incx}}\right|\right)$.
On entry: the $n$-element vector $x$.
If ${\mathbf{incx}}>0$, ${x}_{\mathit{i}}$ must be stored in ${\mathbf{x}}\left[\left(\mathit{i}-1\right)×\left|{\mathbf{incx}}\right|\right]$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{n}}$.
If ${\mathbf{incx}}<0$, ${x}_{\mathit{i}}$ must be stored in ${\mathbf{x}}\left[\left({\mathbf{n}}-\mathit{i}\right)×\left|{\mathbf{incx}}\right|-2\right]$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{n}}$.
Intermediate elements of x are not referenced.
4:     incxIntegerInput
On entry: the increment in the subscripts of x between successive elements of $x$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{incx}}\ne 0$.
On entry: the scalar $\beta$.
6:     y[$\mathit{dim}$]const doubleInput
Note: the dimension, dim, of the array y must be at least $\mathrm{max}\phantom{\rule{0.125em}{0ex}}\left(1,1+\left({\mathbf{n}}-1\right)×\left|{\mathbf{incy}}\right|\right)$.
On entry: the $n$-element vector $y$.
If ${\mathbf{incy}}>0$, ${y}_{\mathit{i}}$ must be stored in ${\mathbf{y}}\left[1+\left(\mathit{i}-1\right)×{\mathbf{incy}}-1\right]$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{n}}$.
If ${\mathbf{incy}}<0$, ${y}_{\mathit{i}}$ must be stored in ${\mathbf{y}}\left[1-\left({\mathbf{n}}-\mathit{i}\right)×{\mathbf{incy}}-1\right]$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{n}}$.
Intermediate elements of y are not referenced.
7:     incyIntegerInput
On entry: the increment in the subscripts of y between successive elements of $y$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{incy}}\ne 0$.
8:     w[$\mathit{dim}$]doubleOutput
Note: the dimension, dim, of the array w must be at least $\mathrm{max}\phantom{\rule{0.125em}{0ex}}\left(1,1+\left({\mathbf{n}}-1\right)×\left|{\mathbf{incw}}\right|\right)$.
On exit: the $n$-element vector $w$.
If ${\mathbf{incw}}>0$, ${w}_{i}$ is in ${\mathbf{w}}\left[1+\left(\mathit{i}-1\right)×{\mathbf{incw}}-1\right]$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{n}}$.
If ${\mathbf{incw}}<0$, ${w}_{i}$ is in ${\mathbf{w}}\left[1+\left({\mathbf{n}}-\mathit{i}\right)×{\mathbf{incw}}-1\right]$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{n}}$.
Intermediate elements of w are not referenced.
9:     incwIntegerInput
On entry: the increment in the subscripts of w between successive elements of $w$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{incw}}\ne 0$.
10:   failNagError *Input/Output
The NAG error argument (see Section 3.6 in the Essential Introduction).

## 6  Error Indicators and Warnings

On entry, argument $⟨\mathit{\text{value}}⟩$ had an illegal value.
NE_INT
On entry, ${\mathbf{incw}}=⟨\mathit{\text{value}}⟩$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{incw}}\ne 0$.
On entry, ${\mathbf{incx}}=⟨\mathit{\text{value}}⟩$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{incx}}\ne 0$.
On entry, ${\mathbf{incy}}=⟨\mathit{\text{value}}⟩$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{incy}}\ne 0$.
On entry, ${\mathbf{n}}=⟨\mathit{\text{value}}⟩$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{n}}\ge 0$.

## 7  Accuracy

The BLAS standard requires accurate implementations which avoid unnecessary over/underflow (see Section 2.7 of Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms Technical (BLAST) Forum (2001)).

Not applicable.

None.

## 10  Example

This example computes the result of a scaled vector accumulation for
 $α=3, x = -4,2.1,3.7,4.5,-6T , β=-1, y = -3,-2.4,6.4,-5,-5.1T .$

### 10.1  Program Text

Program Text (f16ehce.c)

### 10.2  Program Data

Program Data (f16ehce.d)

### 10.3  Program Results

Program Results (f16ehce.r)