NAG Library Routine Document

f08hnf (zhbev)


f08hnf (zhbev) computes all the eigenvalues and, optionally, all the eigenvectors of a complex n by n Hermitian band matrix A of bandwidth 2kd+1 .


Fortran Interface
Subroutine f08hnf ( jobz, uplo, n, kd, ab, ldab, w, z, ldz, work, rwork, info)
Integer, Intent (In):: n, kd, ldab, ldz
Integer, Intent (Out):: info
Real (Kind=nag_wp), Intent (Out):: w(n), rwork(3*n-2)
Complex (Kind=nag_wp), Intent (Inout):: ab(ldab,*), z(ldz,*)
Complex (Kind=nag_wp), Intent (Out):: work(n)
Character (1), Intent (In):: jobz, uplo
C Header Interface
#include <nagmk26.h>
void  f08hnf_ (const char *jobz, const char *uplo, const Integer *n, const Integer *kd, Complex ab[], const Integer *ldab, double w[], Complex z[], const Integer *ldz, Complex work[], double rwork[], Integer *info, const Charlen length_jobz, const Charlen length_uplo)
The routine may be called by its LAPACK name zhbev.


The Hermitian band matrix A is first reduced to real tridiagonal form, using unitary similarity transformations, and then the QR algorithm is applied to the tridiagonal matrix to compute the eigenvalues and (optionally) the eigenvectors.


Anderson E, Bai Z, Bischof C, Blackford S, Demmel J, Dongarra J J, Du Croz J J, Greenbaum A, Hammarling S, McKenney A and Sorensen D (1999) LAPACK Users' Guide (3rd Edition) SIAM, Philadelphia
Golub G H and Van Loan C F (1996) Matrix Computations (3rd Edition) Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore


1:     jobz – Character(1)Input
On entry: indicates whether eigenvectors are computed.
Only eigenvalues are computed.
Eigenvalues and eigenvectors are computed.
Constraint: jobz='N' or 'V'.
2:     uplo – Character(1)Input
On entry: if uplo='U', the upper triangular part of A is stored.
If uplo='L', the lower triangular part of A is stored.
Constraint: uplo='U' or 'L'.
3:     n – IntegerInput
On entry: n, the order of the matrix A.
Constraint: n0.
4:     kd – IntegerInput
On entry: if uplo='U', the number of superdiagonals, kd, of the matrix A.
If uplo='L', the number of subdiagonals, kd, of the matrix A.
Constraint: kd0.
5:     abldab* – Complex (Kind=nag_wp) arrayInput/Output
Note: the second dimension of the array ab must be at least max1,n.
On entry: the upper or lower triangle of the n by n Hermitian band matrix A.
The matrix is stored in rows 1 to kd+1, more precisely,
  • if uplo='U', the elements of the upper triangle of A within the band must be stored with element Aij in abkd+1+i-jj​ for ​max1,j-kdij;
  • if uplo='L', the elements of the lower triangle of A within the band must be stored with element Aij in ab1+i-jj​ for ​jiminn,j+kd.
On exit: ab is overwritten by values generated during the reduction to tridiagonal form.
The first superdiagonal or subdiagonal and the diagonal of the tridiagonal matrix T are returned in ab using the same storage format as described above.
6:     ldab – IntegerInput
On entry: the first dimension of the array ab as declared in the (sub)program from which f08hnf (zhbev) is called.
Constraint: ldabkd+1.
7:     wn – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayOutput
On exit: the eigenvalues in ascending order.
8:     zldz* – Complex (Kind=nag_wp) arrayOutput
Note: the second dimension of the array z must be at least max1,n if jobz='V', and at least 1 otherwise.
On exit: if jobz='V', z contains the orthonormal eigenvectors of the matrix A, with the ith column of Z holding the eigenvector associated with wi.
If jobz='N', z is not referenced.
9:     ldz – IntegerInput
On entry: the first dimension of the array z as declared in the (sub)program from which f08hnf (zhbev) is called.
  • if jobz='V', ldz max1,n ;
  • otherwise ldz1.
10:   workn – Complex (Kind=nag_wp) arrayWorkspace
11:   rwork3×n-2 – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayWorkspace
12:   info – IntegerOutput
On exit: info=0 unless the routine detects an error (see Section 6).

Error Indicators and Warnings

If info=-i, argument i had an illegal value. An explanatory message is output, and execution of the program is terminated.
The algorithm failed to converge; value off-diagonal elements of an intermediate tridiagonal form did not converge to zero.


The computed eigenvalues and eigenvectors are exact for a nearby matrix A+E, where
E2 = Oε A2 ,  
and ε is the machine precision. See Section 4.7 of Anderson et al. (1999) for further details.

Parallelism and Performance

f08hnf (zhbev) is threaded by NAG for parallel execution in multithreaded implementations of the NAG Library.
f08hnf (zhbev) makes calls to BLAS and/or LAPACK routines, which may be threaded within the vendor library used by this implementation. Consult the documentation for the vendor library for further information.
Please consult the X06 Chapter Introduction for information on how to control and interrogate the OpenMP environment used within this routine. Please also consult the Users' Note for your implementation for any additional implementation-specific information.

Further Comments

The total number of floating-point operations is proportional to n3 if jobz='V' and is proportional to kd n2  otherwise.
The real analogue of this routine is f08haf (dsbev).


This example finds all the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the Hermitian band matrix
A = 1 2-i 3-i 0 0 2+i 2 3-2i 4-2i 0 3+i 3+2i 3 4-3i 5-3i 0 4+2i 4+3i 4 5-4i 0 0 5+3i 5+4i 5 ,  
together with approximate error bounds for the computed eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Program Text

Program Text (f08hnfe.f90)

Program Data

Program Data (f08hnfe.d)

Program Results

Program Results (f08hnfe.r)