f04bdf computes the solution to a real system of linear equations , where is an symmetric positive definite matrix and and are matrices. An estimate of the condition number of and an error bound for the computed solution are also returned.
The routine may be called by the names f04bdf or nagf_linsys_real_posdef_solve.
The Cholesky factorization is used to factor as , if , or , if , where is an upper triangular matrix and is a lower triangular matrix. The factored form of is then used to solve the system of equations .
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1: – Character(1)Input
On entry: if , the upper triangle of the matrix is stored.
If , the lower triangle of the matrix is stored.
2: – IntegerInput
On entry: the number of linear equations , i.e., the order of the matrix .
3: – IntegerInput
On entry: the number of right-hand sides , i.e., the number of columns of the matrix .
4: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayInput/Output
Note: the second dimension of the array a
must be at least
On entry: the symmetric matrix .
If , the leading n by n upper triangular part of a contains the upper triangular part of the matrix , and the strictly lower triangular part of a is not referenced.
If , the leading n by n lower triangular part of a contains the lower triangular part of the matrix , and the strictly upper triangular part of a is not referenced.
On exit: if or , the factor or from the Cholesky factorization or .
5: – IntegerInput
On entry: the first dimension of the array a as declared in the (sub)program from which f04bdf is called.
6: – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayInput/Output
Note: the second dimension of the array b
must be at least
On entry: the matrix of right-hand sides .
On exit: if or , the solution matrix .
7: – IntegerInput
On entry: the first dimension of the array b as declared in the (sub)program from which f04bdf is called.
8: – Real (Kind=nag_wp)Output
On exit: if or , an estimate of the reciprocal of the condition number of the matrix , computed as .
9: – Real (Kind=nag_wp)Output
On exit: if or , an estimate of the forward error bound for a computed solution , such that , where is a column of the computed solution returned in the array b and is the corresponding column of the exact solution . If rcond is less than machine precision, errbnd is returned as unity.
10: – 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 principal minor of order of the matrix is not positive definite. The factorization has not been completed and the solution could not be computed.
A solution has been computed, but rcond is less than machine precision so that the matrix is numerically singular.
On entry, or : .
On entry, .
On entry, .
On entry, and .
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.
The integer allocatable memory required is n, and the real allocatable memory required is . Allocation failed before the solution could be computed.
See Section 9 in the Introduction to the NAG Library FL Interface for further information.
The computed solution for a single right-hand side, , satisfies an equation of the form
and is the machine precision. An approximate error bound for the computed solution is given by
where , the condition number of with respect to the solution of the linear equations. f04bdf uses the approximation to estimate errbnd. See Section 4.4 of Anderson et al. (1999) for further details.
8Parallelism and Performance
Background information to multithreading can be found in the Multithreading documentation.
f04bdf is threaded by NAG for parallel execution in multithreaded implementations of the NAG Library.
f04bdf 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.
The total number of floating-point operations required to solve the equations is proportional to . The condition number estimation typically requires between four and five solves and never more than eleven solves, following the factorization.
In practice the condition number estimator is very reliable, but it can underestimate the true condition number; see Section 15.3 of Higham (2002) for further details.