# dsposv.f man page

dsposv.f —

## Synopsis

### Functions/Subroutines

subroutinedsposv(UPLO, N, NRHS, A, LDA, B, LDB, X, LDX, WORK, SWORK, ITER, INFO)DSPOSV computes the solution to system of linear equations A * X = B for PO matrices

## Function/Subroutine Documentation

### subroutine dsposv (characterUPLO, integerN, integerNRHS, double precision, dimension( lda, * )A, integerLDA, double precision, dimension( ldb, * )B, integerLDB, double precision, dimension( ldx, * )X, integerLDX, double precision, dimension( n, * )WORK, real, dimension( * )SWORK, integerITER, integerINFO)

**DSPOSV computes the solution to system of linear equations A * X = B for PO matrices**

**Purpose:**

```
DSPOSV computes the solution to a real system of linear equations
A * X = B,
where A is an N-by-N symmetric positive definite matrix and X and B
are N-by-NRHS matrices.
DSPOSV first attempts to factorize the matrix in SINGLE PRECISION
and use this factorization within an iterative refinement procedure
to produce a solution with DOUBLE PRECISION normwise backward error
quality (see below). If the approach fails the method switches to a
DOUBLE PRECISION factorization and solve.
The iterative refinement is not going to be a winning strategy if
the ratio SINGLE PRECISION performance over DOUBLE PRECISION
performance is too small. A reasonable strategy should take the
number of right-hand sides and the size of the matrix into account.
This might be done with a call to ILAENV in the future. Up to now, we
always try iterative refinement.
The iterative refinement process is stopped if
ITER > ITERMAX
or for all the RHS we have:
RNRM < SQRT(N)*XNRM*ANRM*EPS*BWDMAX
where
o ITER is the number of the current iteration in the iterative
refinement process
o RNRM is the infinity-norm of the residual
o XNRM is the infinity-norm of the solution
o ANRM is the infinity-operator-norm of the matrix A
o EPS is the machine epsilon returned by DLAMCH('Epsilon')
The value ITERMAX and BWDMAX are fixed to 30 and 1.0D+00
respectively.
```

**Parameters:**

*UPLO*

```
UPLO is CHARACTER*1
= 'U': Upper triangle of A is stored;
= 'L': Lower triangle of A is stored.
```

*N*

```
N is INTEGER
The number of linear equations, i.e., the order of the
matrix A. N >= 0.
```

*NRHS*

```
NRHS is INTEGER
The number of right hand sides, i.e., the number of columns
of the matrix B. NRHS >= 0.
```

*A*

```
A is DOUBLE PRECISION array,
dimension (LDA,N)
On entry, the symmetric matrix A. If UPLO = 'U', the leading
N-by-N upper triangular part of A contains the upper
triangular part of the matrix A, and the strictly lower
triangular part of A is not referenced. If UPLO = 'L', the
leading N-by-N lower triangular part of A contains the lower
triangular part of the matrix A, and the strictly upper
triangular part of A is not referenced.
On exit, if iterative refinement has been successfully used
(INFO.EQ.0 and ITER.GE.0, see description below), then A is
unchanged, if double precision factorization has been used
(INFO.EQ.0 and ITER.LT.0, see description below), then the
array A contains the factor U or L from the Cholesky
factorization A = U**T*U or A = L*L**T.
```

*LDA*

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

*B*

```
B is DOUBLE PRECISION array, dimension (LDB,NRHS)
The N-by-NRHS right hand side matrix B.
```

*LDB*

```
LDB is INTEGER
The leading dimension of the array B. LDB >= max(1,N).
```

*X*

```
X is DOUBLE PRECISION array, dimension (LDX,NRHS)
If INFO = 0, the N-by-NRHS solution matrix X.
```

*LDX*

```
LDX is INTEGER
The leading dimension of the array X. LDX >= max(1,N).
```

*WORK*

```
WORK is DOUBLE PRECISION array, dimension (N,NRHS)
This array is used to hold the residual vectors.
```

*SWORK*

```
SWORK is REAL array, dimension (N*(N+NRHS))
This array is used to use the single precision matrix and the
right-hand sides or solutions in single precision.
```

*ITER*

```
ITER is INTEGER
< 0: iterative refinement has failed, double precision
factorization has been performed
-1 : the routine fell back to full precision for
implementation- or machine-specific reasons
-2 : narrowing the precision induced an overflow,
the routine fell back to full precision
-3 : failure of SPOTRF
-31: stop the iterative refinement after the 30th
iterations
> 0: iterative refinement has been sucessfully used.
Returns the number of iterations
```

*INFO*

```
INFO is INTEGER
= 0: successful exit
< 0: if INFO = -i, the i-th argument had an illegal value
> 0: if INFO = i, the leading minor of order i of (DOUBLE
PRECISION) A is not positive definite, so the
factorization could not be completed, and the solution
has not been computed.
```

**Author:**

Univ. of Tennessee

Univ. of California Berkeley

Univ. of Colorado Denver

NAG Ltd.

**Date:**

November 2011

Definition at line 199 of file dsposv.f.

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## Referenced By

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