The routine may be called by the names f01buf or nagf_matop_real_symm_posdef_fac.
The symmetric positive definite matrix , of order and bandwidth , is divided into the leading principal sub-matrix of order and its complement, where . A decomposition of the latter and an decomposition of the former are obtained by means of a sequence of elementary transformations, where is unit upper triangular, is unit lower triangular and is diagonal. Thus if , an decomposition of is obtained.
This routine is specifically designed to precede f01bvf for the transformation of the symmetric-definite eigenproblem by the method of Crawford where and are of band form. In this context, is chosen to be close to and the decomposition is applied to the matrix .
Wilkinson J H (1965) The Algebraic Eigenvalue Problem Oxford University Press, Oxford
Wilkinson J H and Reinsch C (1971) Handbook for Automatic Computation II, Linear Algebra Springer–Verlag
1: – IntegerInput
On entry: , the order of the matrix .
2: – IntegerInput
On entry: , where is the number of nonzero superdiagonals in . Normally .
3: – IntegerInput
On entry: , the change-over point in the decomposition.
4: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayInput/Output
On entry: the upper triangle of the symmetric band matrix , with the diagonal of the matrix stored in the th row of the array, and the superdiagonals within the band stored in the first rows of the array. Each column of the matrix is stored in the corresponding column of the array. For example, if and , the storage scheme is
Elements in the top left corner of the array are not used. The matrix elements within the band can be assigned to the correct elements of the array using the following
Do 20 j = 1, n
Do 10 i = max(1,j-m1+1), j
a(i-j+m1,j) = matrix(i,j)
On exit: is overwritten by the corresponding elements of , and .
5: – IntegerInput
On entry: the first dimension of the array a as declared in the (sub)program from which f01buf is called.
6: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayWorkspace
7: – 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:
On entry, and .
On entry, and .
The matrix is not positive definite. This is probably a result of rounding errors, giving an element of which is zero or negative. The failure occurs in the leading principal sub-matrix of order k.
The matrix is not positive definite. This is probably a result of rounding errors, giving an element of which is zero or negative. The failure occurs in the complement.
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.
The Cholesky decomposition of a positive definite matrix is known for its remarkable numerical stability (see Wilkinson (1965)). The computed , and satisfy the relation where the -norms of and are related by where is a constant of order unity and is the machine precision. In practice, the error is usually appreciably smaller than this.
8Parallelism and Performance
Background information to multithreading can be found in the Multithreading documentation.
f01buf is not threaded in any implementation.
The time taken by f01buf is approximately proportional to .
This routine is specifically designed for use as the first stage in the solution of the generalized symmetric eigenproblem by Crawford's method which preserves band form in the transformation to a similar standard problem. In this context, for maximum efficiency, should be chosen as the multiple of nearest to .
The matrix is such that is diagonal in its last rows and columns, is such that and is diagonal. To find , and where requires multiplications and divisions which, is independent of .
This example finds a decomposition of the real symmetric positive definite matrix