c05bbf calculates an approximate value for Lambert's function (sometimes known as the ‘product log’ or ‘Omega’ function), which is the inverse function of
The function is many-to-one, and so, except at , is multivalued. c05bbf allows you to specify the branch of on which you would like the results to lie by using the argument branch. Our choice of branch cuts is as in Corless et al. (1996), and the ranges of the branches of are summarised in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Ranges of the branches of
For more information about the closure of each branch, which is not displayed in
Figure 1, see Corless et al. (1996). The dotted lines in the Figure denote the asymptotic boundaries of the branches, at multiples of .
The precise method used to approximate is as described in Corless et al. (1996). For close to greater accuracy comes from evaluating rather than : by setting on entry you inform c05bbf that you are providing , not , in z.
Corless R M, Gonnet G H, Hare D E G, Jeffrey D J and Knuth D
E (1996) On the Lambert function Advances in Comp. Math.3 329–359
1: – IntegerInput
On entry: the branch required.
2: – LogicalInput
On entry: controls whether or not z is being specified as an offset from .
3: – Complex (Kind=nag_wp)Input
On entry: if , z is the offset from of the intended argument to ; that is, is computed, where .
If , z is the argument of the function; that is, is computed, where .
4: – Complex (Kind=nag_wp)Output
On exit: the value : see also the description of z.
5: – Real (Kind=nag_wp)Output
On exit: the residual : see also the description of z.
6: – IntegerInput/Output
On entry: ifail must be set to , . If you are unfamiliar with this argument you should refer to Section 3.4 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for details.
For environments where it might be inappropriate to halt program execution when an error is detected, the value is recommended. If the output of error messages is undesirable, then the value is recommended. Otherwise, because for this routine the values of the output arguments may be useful even if on exit, the recommended value is . When the value is used it is essential to test the value of ifail on exit.
On exit: unless the routine detects an error or a warning has been flagged (see Section 6).
Error Indicators and Warnings
If on entry or , explanatory error messages are output on the current error message unit (as defined by x04aaf).
Note:c05bbf may return useful information for one or more of the following detected errors or warnings.
Errors or warnings detected by the routine:
For the given offset , is negligibly different from : and .
is close to . Enter as an offset to for greater accuracy: and .
The iterative procedure used internally did not converge in iterations. Check the value of resid for the accuracy of w.
An unexpected error has been triggered by this routine. Please
See Section 3.9 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
Your licence key may have expired or may not have been installed correctly.
See Section 3.8 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
Dynamic memory allocation failed.
See Section 3.7 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
For a high percentage of , c05bbf is accurate to the number of decimal digits of precision on the host machine (see x02bef). An extra digit may be lost on some platforms and for a small proportion of . This depends on the accuracy of the base- logarithm on your system.
Parallelism and Performance
c05bbf is not threaded in any implementation.
The following figures show the principal branch of .