# slacon.f man page

slacon.f —

## Synopsis

### Functions/Subroutines

subroutineslacon(N, V, X, ISGN, EST, KASE)SLACONestimates the 1-norm of a square matrix, using reverse communication for evaluating matrix-vector products.

## Function/Subroutine Documentation

### subroutine slacon (integerN, real, dimension( * )V, real, dimension( * )X, integer, dimension( * )ISGN, realEST, integerKASE)

**SLACON** estimates the 1-norm of a square matrix, using reverse communication for evaluating matrix-vector products.

**Purpose:**

```
SLACON estimates the 1-norm of a square, real matrix A.
Reverse communication is used for evaluating matrix-vector products.
```

**Parameters:**

*N*

```
N is INTEGER
The order of the matrix. N >= 1.
```

*V*

```
V is REAL array, dimension (N)
On the final return, V = A*W, where EST = norm(V)/norm(W)
(W is not returned).
```

*X*

```
X is REAL array, dimension (N)
On an intermediate return, X should be overwritten by
A * X, if KASE=1,
A**T * X, if KASE=2,
and SLACON must be re-called with all the other parameters
unchanged.
```

*ISGN*

`ISGN is INTEGER array, dimension (N)`

*EST*

```
EST is REAL
On entry with KASE = 1 or 2 and JUMP = 3, EST should be
unchanged from the previous call to SLACON.
On exit, EST is an estimate (a lower bound) for norm(A).
```

*KASE*

```
KASE is INTEGER
On the initial call to SLACON, KASE should be 0.
On an intermediate return, KASE will be 1 or 2, indicating
whether X should be overwritten by A * X or A**T * X.
On the final return from SLACON, KASE will again be 0.
```

**Author:**

Univ. of Tennessee

Univ. of California Berkeley

Univ. of Colorado Denver

NAG Ltd.

**Date:**

September 2012

**Contributors:**

Nick Higham, University of Manchester.

Originally named SONEST, dated March 16, 1988.

**References:**

N.J. Higham, 'FORTRAN codes for estimating the one-norm of

a real or complex matrix, with applications to condition estimation', ACM Trans. Math. Soft., vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 381-396, December 1988.

Definition at line 116 of file slacon.f.

## Author

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## Referenced By

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