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# NAG Library Routine DocumentE04VKF

Note:  before using this routine, please read the Users' Note for your implementation to check the interpretation of bold italicised terms and other implementation-dependent details.

## 1  Purpose

E04VKF may be used to supply optional parameters to E04VHF from an external file. The initialization routine E04VGF must have been called before calling E04VKF.

## 2  Specification

 SUBROUTINE E04VKF ( ISPECS, CW, IW, RW, IFAIL)
 INTEGER ISPECS, IW(*), IFAIL REAL (KIND=nag_wp) RW(*) CHARACTER(8) CW(*)

## 3  Description

E04VKF may be used to supply values for optional parameters to E04VHF. E04VKF reads an external file and each line of the file defines a single optional parameter. It is only necessary to supply values for those parameters whose values are to be different from their default values.
Each optional parameter is defined by a single character string consisting of one or more items. The items associated with a given option must be separated by spaces, or equals signs $\left[=\right]$. Alphabetic characters may be upper or lower case. The string
`Print Level = 1`
is an example of a string used to set an optional parameter. For each option the string contains one or more of the following items:
 – a mandatory keyword. – a phrase that qualifies the keyword. – a number that specifies an integer or real value. Such numbers may be up to $16$ contiguous characters in Fortran's I, F, E or D formats, terminated by a space if this is not the last item on the line.
Blank strings and comments are ignored. A comment begins with an asterisk (*) and all subsequent characters in the string are regarded as part of the comment.
The file containing the options must start with Begin and must finish with End. An example of a valid options file is:
```Begin * Example options file
Print level = 5
End
```
Optional parameter settings are preserved following a call to E04VHF and so the keyword Defaults is provided to allow you to reset all the optional parameters to their default values before a subsequent call to E04VHF.
A complete list of optional parameters, their abbreviations, synonyms and default values is given in Section 11 in E04VHF.

None.

## 5  Parameters

1:     ISPECS – INTEGERInput
On entry: the unit number of the option file to be read.
Constraint: ISPECS is a valid unit open for reading.
2:     CW($*$) – CHARACTER(8) arrayCommunication Array
Note: the dimension of the array CW must be at least ${\mathbf{LENCW}}$ (see E04VGF).
3:     IW($*$) – INTEGER arrayCommunication Array
Note: the dimension of the array IW must be at least ${\mathbf{LENIW}}$ (see E04VGF).
4:     RW($*$) – REAL (KIND=nag_wp) arrayCommunication Array
Note: the dimension of the array RW must be at least ${\mathbf{LENRW}}$ (see E04VGF).
5:     IFAIL – INTEGERInput/Output
On entry: IFAIL must be set to $0$, $-1\text{​ or ​}1$. If you are unfamiliar with this parameter you should refer to Section 3.3 in the Essential Introduction for details.
For environments where it might be inappropriate to halt program execution when an error is detected, the value $-1\text{​ or ​}1$ is recommended. If the output of error messages is undesirable, then the value $1$ is recommended. Otherwise, if you are not familiar with this parameter, the recommended value is $0$. When the value $-\mathbf{1}\text{​ or ​}\mathbf{1}$ is used it is essential to test the value of IFAIL on exit.
On exit: ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}={\mathbf{0}}$ unless the routine detects an error or a warning has been flagged (see Section 6).

## 6  Error Indicators and Warnings

If on entry ${\mathbf{IFAIL}}={\mathbf{0}}$ or $-{\mathbf{1}}$, explanatory error messages are output on the current error message unit (as defined by X04AAF).
Errors or warnings detected by the routine:
${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=1$
The initialization routine E04VGF has not been called.
${\mathbf{IFAIL}}=2$
Could not read options file on unit ISPECS. This may be due to:
 (a) ISPECS is not a valid unit number; (b) a file is not associated with unit ISPECS, or if it is, is unavailable for read access; (c) one or more lines of the options file is invalid. Check that all keywords are neither ambiguous nor misspelt; (d) Begin was found, but end-of-file was found before End was found; (e) end-of-file was found before Begin was found.

Not applicable.

## 8  Further Comments

E04VLF, E04VMF or E04VNF may also be used to supply optional parameters to E04VHF.

## 9  Example

This example solves the same problem as the example in the document for E04VHF, but sets and reads some optional parameters first. See Section 9 in E04VHF for further details.
The example in the document for E04VJF also solves the same problem (see Section 9 in E04VJF), but it first calls E04VJF to determine the sparsity pattern before calling E04VKF.

### 9.1  Program Text

Program Text (e04vkfe.f90)

### 9.2  Program Data

Program Data (e04vkfe.d)

Program Options (e04vkfe.opt)

### 9.3  Program Results

Program Results (e04vkfe.r)