# NAG Library Routine Document

## 1Purpose

f16dqf computes, with respect to absolute value, the largest component of an integer vector, along with the index of that component.

## 2Specification

Fortran Interface
 Subroutine f16dqf ( n, x, incx, k, i)
 Integer, Intent (In) :: n, x(1+(n-1)*ABS(incx)), incx Integer, Intent (Out) :: k, i
C Header Interface
#include <nagmk26.h>
 void f16dqf_ (const Integer *n, const Integer x[], const Integer *incx, Integer *k, Integer *i)

## 3Description

f16dqf computes, with respect to absolute value, the largest component, $i$, of an $n$-element integer vector $x$, and determines the smallest index, $k$, such that
 $i=xk=maxjxj.$
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

## 5Arguments

1:     $\mathbf{n}$ – IntegerInput
On entry: $n$, the number of elements in $x$.
2:     $\mathbf{x}\left(1+\left({\mathbf{n}}-1\right)×\left|{\mathbf{incx}}\right|\right)$ – Integer arrayInput
On entry: the $n$-element vector $x$.
If ${\mathbf{incx}}>0$, ${x}_{\mathit{i}}$ must be stored in ${\mathbf{x}}\left(\left(\mathit{i}-1\right)×{\mathbf{incx}}+1\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{n}}$.
If ${\mathbf{incx}}<0$, ${x}_{\mathit{i}}$ must be stored in ${\mathbf{x}}\left(\left({\mathbf{n}}-\mathit{i}\right)×\left|{\mathbf{incx}}\right|+1\right)$, for $\mathit{i}=1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{n}}$.
Intermediate elements of x are not referenced. If ${\mathbf{n}}=0$, x is not referenced.
3:     $\mathbf{incx}$ – IntegerInput
On entry: the increment in the subscripts of x between successive elements of $x$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{incx}}\ne 0$.
4:     $\mathbf{k}$ – IntegerOutput
On exit: $k$, the index, from the set $\left\{1,2,\dots ,{\mathbf{n}}\right\}$, of the largest component of $x$ with respect to absolute value. If ${\mathbf{n}}\le 0$ on input then k is returned as $0$.
5:     $\mathbf{i}$ – IntegerOutput
On exit: $i$, the largest component of $x$ with respect to absolute value. If ${\mathbf{n}}\le 0$ on input then i is returned as $0$.

## 6Error Indicators and Warnings

If ${\mathbf{incx}}=0$, an error message is printed and program execution is terminated.

## 7Accuracy

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

## 8Parallelism and Performance

f16dqf is not threaded in any implementation.

None.

## 10Example

This example computes the largest component with respect to absolute value and index of that component for the vector
 $x= 1,10,11,-2,9T .$

### 10.1Program Text

Program Text (f16dqfe.f90)

### 10.2Program Data

Program Data (f16dqfe.d)

### 10.3Program Results

Program Results (f16dqfe.r)