# clange.f man page

clange.f

## Synopsis

### Functions/Subroutines

real function **clange** (NORM, M, **N**, A, **LDA**, WORK)**CLANGE** returns the value of the 1-norm, Frobenius norm, infinity-norm, or the largest absolute value of any element of a general rectangular matrix.

## Function/Subroutine Documentation

### real function clange (character NORM, integer M, integer N, complex, dimension( lda, * ) A, integer LDA, real, dimension( * ) WORK)

**CLANGE** returns the value of the 1-norm, Frobenius norm, infinity-norm, or the largest absolute value of any element of a general rectangular matrix.

**Purpose:**

CLANGE returns the value of the one norm, or the Frobenius norm, or the infinity norm, or the element of largest absolute value of a complex matrix A.

**Returns:**CLANGE

CLANGE = ( max(abs(A(i,j))), NORM = 'M' or 'm' ( ( norm1(A), NORM = '1', 'O' or 'o' ( ( normI(A), NORM = 'I' or 'i' ( ( normF(A), NORM = 'F', 'f', 'E' or 'e' where norm1 denotes the one norm of a matrix (maximum column sum), normI denotes the infinity norm of a matrix (maximum row sum) and normF denotes the Frobenius norm of a matrix (square root of sum of squares). Note that max(abs(A(i,j))) is not a consistent matrix norm.

**Parameters:***NORM*NORM is CHARACTER*1 Specifies the value to be returned in CLANGE as described above.

*M*M is INTEGER The number of rows of the matrix A. M >= 0. When M = 0, CLANGE is set to zero.

*N*N is INTEGER The number of columns of the matrix A. N >= 0. When N = 0, CLANGE is set to zero.

*A*A is COMPLEX array, dimension (LDA,N) The m by n matrix A.

*LDA*LDA is INTEGER The leading dimension of the array A. LDA >= max(M,1).

*WORK*WORK is REAL array, dimension (MAX(1,LWORK)), where LWORK >= M when NORM = 'I'; otherwise, WORK is not referenced.

**Author:**Univ. of Tennessee

Univ. of California Berkeley

Univ. of Colorado Denver

NAG Ltd.

**Date:**December 2016

Definition at line 117 of file clange.f.

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## Referenced By

The man page clange(3) is an alias of clange.f(3).

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