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nag_zpotrs (f07fsc)

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    1  Purpose
    7  Accuracy

1  Purpose

nag_zpotrs (f07fsc) solves a complex Hermitian positive definite system of linear equations with multiple right-hand sides,
AX=B ,
where A has been factorized by nag_zpotrf (f07frc).

2  Specification

#include <nag.h>
#include <nagf07.h>
void  nag_zpotrs (Nag_OrderType order, Nag_UploType uplo, Integer n, Integer nrhs, const Complex a[], Integer pda, Complex b[], Integer pdb, NagError *fail)

3  Description

nag_zpotrs (f07fsc) is used to solve a complex Hermitian positive definite system of linear equations AX=B, this function must be preceded by a call to nag_zpotrf (f07frc) which computes the Cholesky factorization of A. The solution X is computed by forward and backward substitution.
If uplo=Nag_Upper, A=UHU, where U is upper triangular; the solution X is computed by solving UHY=B and then UX=Y.
If uplo=Nag_Lower, A=LLH, where L is lower triangular; the solution X is computed by solving LY=B and then LHX=Y.

4  References

Golub G H and Van Loan C F (1996) Matrix Computations (3rd Edition) Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

5  Arguments

1:     orderNag_OrderTypeInput
On entry: the order argument specifies the two-dimensional storage scheme being used, i.e., row-major ordering or column-major ordering. C language defined storage is specified by order=Nag_RowMajor. See Section 3.2.1.3 in the Essential Introduction for a more detailed explanation of the use of this argument.
Constraint: order=Nag_RowMajor or Nag_ColMajor.
2:     uploNag_UploTypeInput
On entry: specifies how A has been factorized.
uplo=Nag_Upper
A=UHU, where U is upper triangular.
uplo=Nag_Lower
A=LLH, where L is lower triangular.
Constraint: uplo=Nag_Upper or Nag_Lower.
3:     nIntegerInput
On entry: n, the order of the matrix A.
Constraint: n0.
4:     nrhsIntegerInput
On entry: r, the number of right-hand sides.
Constraint: nrhs0.
5:     a[dim]const ComplexInput
Note: the dimension, dim, of the array a must be at least max1,pda×n.
On entry: the Cholesky factor of A, as returned by nag_zpotrf (f07frc).
6:     pdaIntegerInput
On entry: the stride separating row or column elements (depending on the value of order) of the matrix in the array a.
Constraint: pdamax1,n.
7:     b[dim]ComplexInput/Output
Note: the dimension, dim, of the array b must be at least
  • max1,pdb×nrhs when order=Nag_ColMajor;
  • max1,n×pdb when order=Nag_RowMajor.
The i,jth element of the matrix B is stored in
  • b[j-1×pdb+i-1] when order=Nag_ColMajor;
  • b[i-1×pdb+j-1] when order=Nag_RowMajor.
On entry: the n by r right-hand side matrix B.
On exit: the n by r solution matrix X.
8:     pdbIntegerInput
On entry: the stride separating row or column elements (depending on the value of order) in the array b.
Constraints:
  • if order=Nag_ColMajor, pdbmax1,n;
  • if order=Nag_RowMajor, pdbmax1,nrhs.
9:     failNagError *Input/Output
The NAG error argument (see Section 3.6 in the Essential Introduction).

6  Error Indicators and Warnings

NE_ALLOC_FAIL
Dynamic memory allocation failed.
NE_BAD_PARAM
On entry, argument value had an illegal value.
NE_INT
On entry, n=value.
Constraint: n0.
On entry, nrhs=value.
Constraint: nrhs0.
On entry, pda=value.
Constraint: pda>0.
On entry, pdb=value.
Constraint: pdb>0.
NE_INT_2
On entry, pda=value and n=value.
Constraint: pdamax1,n.
On entry, pdb=value and n=value.
Constraint: pdbmax1,n.
On entry, pdb=value and nrhs=value.
Constraint: pdbmax1,nrhs.
NE_INTERNAL_ERROR
An internal error has occurred in this function. Check the function call and any array sizes. If the call is correct then please contact NAG for assistance.

7  Accuracy

For each right-hand side vector b, the computed solution x is the exact solution of a perturbed system of equations A+Ex=b, where cn is a modest linear function of n, and ε is the machine precision.
If x^ is the true solution, then the computed solution x satisfies a forward error bound of the form
x-x^ x cncondA,xε
where condA,x=A-1Ax/xcondA=A-1AκA.
Note that condA,x can be much smaller than condA.
Forward and backward error bounds can be computed by calling nag_zporfs (f07fvc), and an estimate for κA (=κ1A) can be obtained by calling nag_zpocon (f07fuc).

8  Further Comments

The total number of real floating point operations is approximately 8n2r.
This function may be followed by a call to nag_zporfs (f07fvc) to refine the solution and return an error estimate.
The real analogue of this function is nag_dpotrs (f07fec).

9  Example

This example solves the system of equations AX=B, where
A= 3.23+0.00i 1.51-1.92i 1.90+0.84i 0.42+2.50i 1.51+1.92i 3.58+0.00i -0.23+1.11i -1.18+1.37i 1.90-0.84i -0.23-1.11i 4.09+0.00i 2.33-0.14i 0.42-2.50i -1.18-1.37i 2.33+0.14i 4.29+0.00i
and
B= 3.93-06.14i 1.48+06.58i 6.17+09.42i 4.65-04.75i -7.17-21.83i -4.91+02.29i 1.99-14.38i 7.64-10.79i .
Here A is Hermitian positive definite and must first be factorized by nag_zpotrf (f07frc).

9.1  Program Text

Program Text (f07fsce.c)

9.2  Program Data

Program Data (f07fsce.d)

9.3  Program Results

Program Results (f07fsce.r)


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