# zlarf.f man page

zlarf.f —

## Synopsis

### Functions/Subroutines

subroutinezlarf(SIDE, M, N, V, INCV, TAU, C, LDC, WORK)ZLARFapplies an elementary reflector to a general rectangular matrix.

## Function/Subroutine Documentation

### subroutine zlarf (characterSIDE, integerM, integerN, complex*16, dimension( * )V, integerINCV, complex*16TAU, complex*16, dimension( ldc, * )C, integerLDC, complex*16, dimension( * )WORK)

**ZLARF** applies an elementary reflector to a general rectangular matrix.

**Purpose:**

```
ZLARF applies a complex elementary reflector H to a complex M-by-N
matrix C, from either the left or the right. H is represented in the
form
H = I - tau * v * v**H
where tau is a complex scalar and v is a complex vector.
If tau = 0, then H is taken to be the unit matrix.
To apply H**H, supply conjg(tau) instead
tau.
```

**Parameters:**

*SIDE*

```
SIDE is CHARACTER*1
= 'L': form H * C
= 'R': form C * H
```

*M*

```
M is INTEGER
The number of rows of the matrix C.
```

*N*

```
N is INTEGER
The number of columns of the matrix C.
```

*V*

```
V is COMPLEX*16 array, dimension
(1 + (M-1)*abs(INCV)) if SIDE = 'L'
or (1 + (N-1)*abs(INCV)) if SIDE = 'R'
The vector v in the representation of H. V is not used if
TAU = 0.
```

*INCV*

```
INCV is INTEGER
The increment between elements of v. INCV <> 0.
```

*TAU*

```
TAU is COMPLEX*16
The value tau in the representation of H.
```

*C*

```
C is COMPLEX*16 array, dimension (LDC,N)
On entry, the M-by-N matrix C.
On exit, C is overwritten by the matrix H * C if SIDE = 'L',
or C * H if SIDE = 'R'.
```

*LDC*

```
LDC is INTEGER
The leading dimension of the array C. LDC >= max(1,M).
```

*WORK*

```
WORK is COMPLEX*16 array, dimension
(N) if SIDE = 'L'
or (M) if SIDE = 'R'
```

**Author:**

Univ. of Tennessee

Univ. of California Berkeley

Univ. of Colorado Denver

NAG Ltd.

**Date:**

September 2012

Definition at line 129 of file zlarf.f.

## Author

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## Referenced By

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