# cherfs.f (3) - Linux Manuals

cherfs.f -

## SYNOPSIS

### Functions/Subroutines

subroutine cherfs (UPLO, N, NRHS, A, LDA, AF, LDAF, IPIV, B, LDB, X, LDX, FERR, BERR, WORK, RWORK, INFO)
CHERFS

## Function/Subroutine Documentation

### subroutine cherfs (characterUPLO, integerN, integerNRHS, complex, dimension( lda, * )A, integerLDA, complex, dimension( ldaf, * )AF, integerLDAF, integer, dimension( * )IPIV, complex, dimension( ldb, * )B, integerLDB, complex, dimension( ldx, * )X, integerLDX, real, dimension( * )FERR, real, dimension( * )BERR, complex, dimension( * )WORK, real, dimension( * )RWORK, integerINFO)

CHERFS

Purpose:

``` CHERFS improves the computed solution to a system of linear
equations when the coefficient matrix is Hermitian indefinite, and
provides error bounds and backward error estimates for the solution.
```

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 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 matrices B and X.  NRHS >= 0.
```

A

```          A is COMPLEX array, dimension (LDA,N)
The Hermitian 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.
```

LDA

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

AF

```          AF is COMPLEX array, dimension (LDAF,N)
The factored form of the matrix A.  AF contains the block
diagonal matrix D and the multipliers used to obtain the
factor U or L from the factorization A = U*D*U**H or
A = L*D*L**H as computed by CHETRF.
```

LDAF

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

IPIV

```          IPIV is INTEGER array, dimension (N)
Details of the interchanges and the block structure of D
as determined by CHETRF.
```

B

```          B is COMPLEX array, dimension (LDB,NRHS)
The right hand side matrix B.
```

LDB

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

X

```          X is COMPLEX array, dimension (LDX,NRHS)
On entry, the solution matrix X, as computed by CHETRS.
On exit, the improved solution matrix X.
```

LDX

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

FERR

```          FERR is REAL array, dimension (NRHS)
The estimated forward error bound for each solution vector
X(j) (the j-th column of the solution matrix X).
If XTRUE is the true solution corresponding to X(j), FERR(j)
is an estimated upper bound for the magnitude of the largest
element in (X(j) - XTRUE) divided by the magnitude of the
largest element in X(j).  The estimate is as reliable as
the estimate for RCOND, and is almost always a slight
overestimate of the true error.
```

BERR

```          BERR is REAL array, dimension (NRHS)
The componentwise relative backward error of each solution
vector X(j) (i.e., the smallest relative change in
any element of A or B that makes X(j) an exact solution).
```

WORK

```          WORK is COMPLEX array, dimension (2*N)
```

RWORK

```          RWORK is REAL array, dimension (N)
```

INFO

```          INFO is INTEGER
= 0:  successful exit
< 0:  if INFO = -i, the i-th argument had an illegal value
```

Internal Parameters:

```  ITMAX is the maximum number of steps of iterative refinement.
```

Author:

Univ. of Tennessee

Univ. of California Berkeley