The matrix exponential is computed using a Padé approximant and the scaling and squaring method. The Padé approximant is differentiated to obtain the Fréchet derivatives which are used to estimate the condition number.
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1: – IntegerInput
On entry: , the order of the matrix .
2: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayInput/Output
Note: the second dimension of the array a
must be at least
On entry: the matrix .
On exit: the matrix exponential .
3: – IntegerInput
On entry: the first dimension of the array a as declared in the (sub)program from which f01jgf is called.
4: – Real (Kind=nag_wp)Output
On exit: an estimate of the relative condition number of the matrix exponential .
5: – IntegerInput/Output
On entry: ifail must be set to , or to set behaviour on detection of an error; these values have no effect when no error is detected.
A value of causes the printing of an error message and program execution will be halted; otherwise program execution continues. A value of means that an error message is printed while a value of means that it is not.
If halting is not appropriate, the value or is recommended. If message printing is undesirable, then the value is recommended. Otherwise, the value is recommended. When the value or 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).
6Error Indicators and Warnings
If on entry or , explanatory error messages are output on the current error message unit (as defined by x04aaf).
Errors or warnings detected by the routine:
The linear equations to be solved for the Padé approximant are singular; it is likely that this routine has been called incorrectly.
has been computed using an IEEE double precision Padé approximant, although the arithmetic precision is higher than IEEE double precision.
An unexpected internal error has occurred. Please contact NAG.
On entry, .
On entry, and .
An unexpected error has been triggered by this routine. Please
See Section 7 in the Introduction to the NAG Library FL Interface for further information.
Your licence key may have expired or may not have been installed correctly.
See Section 8 in the Introduction to the NAG Library FL Interface for further information.
Dynamic memory allocation failed.
See Section 9 in the Introduction to the NAG Library FL Interface for further information.
f01jgf uses the norm estimation routine f04ydf to produce an estimate of a quantity , such that . For further details on the accuracy of norm estimation, see the documentation for f04ydf.
For a normal matrix (for which ) the computed matrix, , is guaranteed to be close to the exact matrix, that is, the method is forward stable. No such guarantee can be given for non-normal matrices. See Section 10.3 of Higham (2008) for details and further discussion.
For further discussion of the condition of the matrix exponential see Section 10.2 of Higham (2008).
8Parallelism and Performance
Background information to multithreading can be found in the Multithreading documentation.
f01jgf is threaded by NAG for parallel execution in multithreaded implementations of the NAG Library.
f01jgf 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.
f01jaf uses a similar algorithm to f01jgf to compute an estimate of the absolute condition number (which is related to the relative condition number by a factor of ). However, the required Fréchet derivatives are computed in a more efficient and stable manner by f01jgf and so its use is recommended over f01jaf.
If the matrix exponential alone is required, without an estimate of the condition number, then f01ecf should be used. If the Fréchet derivative of the matrix exponential is required then f01jhf should be used.