# slange (l) - Linux Man Pages

## NAME

SLANGE - returns the value of the one norm, or the Frobenius norm, or the infinity norm, or the element of largest absolute value of a real matrix A

## SYNOPSIS

REAL FUNCTION
SLANGE( NORM, M, N, A, LDA, WORK )

CHARACTER NORM

INTEGER LDA, M, N

REAL A( LDA, * ), WORK( * )

## PURPOSE

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

## DESCRIPTION

SLANGE returns the value

SLANGE max(abs(A(i,j))), NORM aqMaq or aqmaq

(

norm1(A),         NORM aq1aq, aqOaq or aqoaq

(

normI(A),         NORM aqIaq or aqiaq

(

normF(A),         NORM aqFaq, aqfaq, aqEaq or aqeaq 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.

## ARGUMENTS

NORM (input) CHARACTER*1
Specifies the value to be returned in SLANGE as described above.
M (input) INTEGER
The number of rows of the matrix A. M >= 0. When M = 0, SLANGE is set to zero.
N (input) INTEGER
The number of columns of the matrix A. N >= 0. When N = 0, SLANGE is set to zero.
A (input) REAL array, dimension (LDA,N)
The m by n matrix A.
LDA (input) INTEGER
The leading dimension of the array A. LDA >= max(M,1).
WORK (workspace) REAL array, dimension (MAX(1,LWORK)),
where LWORK >= M when NORM = aqIaq; otherwise, WORK is not referenced.