# cher.f man page

cher.f —

## Synopsis

### Functions/Subroutines

subroutinecher(UPLO, N, ALPHA, X, INCX, A, LDA)CHER

## Function/Subroutine Documentation

### subroutine cher (characterUPLO, integerN, realALPHA, complex, dimension(*)X, integerINCX, complex, dimension(lda,*)A, integerLDA)

**CHER Purpose:**

```
CHER performs the hermitian rank 1 operation
A := alpha*x*x**H + A,
where alpha is a real scalar, x is an n element vector and A is an
n by n hermitian matrix.
```

**Parameters:**

*UPLO*

```
UPLO is CHARACTER*1
On entry, UPLO specifies whether the upper or lower
triangular part of the array A is to be referenced as
follows:
UPLO = 'U' or 'u' Only the upper triangular part of A
is to be referenced.
UPLO = 'L' or 'l' Only the lower triangular part of A
is to be referenced.
```

*N*

```
N is INTEGER
On entry, N specifies the order of the matrix A.
N must be at least zero.
```

*ALPHA*

```
ALPHA is REAL
On entry, ALPHA specifies the scalar alpha.
```

*X*

```
X is COMPLEX array of dimension at least
( 1 + ( n - 1 )*abs( INCX ) ).
Before entry, the incremented array X must contain the n
element vector x.
```

*INCX*

```
INCX is INTEGER
On entry, INCX specifies the increment for the elements of
X. INCX must not be zero.
```

*A*

```
A is COMPLEX array of DIMENSION ( LDA, n ).
Before entry with UPLO = 'U' or 'u', the leading n by n
upper triangular part of the array A must contain the upper
triangular part of the hermitian matrix and the strictly
lower triangular part of A is not referenced. On exit, the
upper triangular part of the array A is overwritten by the
upper triangular part of the updated matrix.
Before entry with UPLO = 'L' or 'l', the leading n by n
lower triangular part of the array A must contain the lower
triangular part of the hermitian matrix and the strictly
upper triangular part of A is not referenced. On exit, the
lower triangular part of the array A is overwritten by the
lower triangular part of the updated matrix.
Note that the imaginary parts of the diagonal elements need
not be set, they are assumed to be zero, and on exit they
are set to zero.
```

*LDA*

```
LDA is INTEGER
On entry, LDA specifies the first dimension of A as declared
in the calling (sub) program. LDA must be at least
max( 1, n ).
```

**Author:**

Univ. of Tennessee

Univ. of California Berkeley

Univ. of Colorado Denver

NAG Ltd.

**Date:**

November 2011

**Further Details:**

```
Level 2 Blas routine.
-- Written on 22-October-1986.
Jack Dongarra, Argonne National Lab.
Jeremy Du Croz, Nag Central Office.
Sven Hammarling, Nag Central Office.
Richard Hanson, Sandia National Labs.
```

Definition at line 136 of file cher.f.

## Author

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## Referenced By

cher(3) is an alias of cher.f(3).