# NAG C Library Function Document

## 1Purpose

nag_dpbsv (f07hac) computes the solution to a real system of linear equations
 $AX=B ,$
where $A$ is an $n$ by $n$ symmetric positive definite band matrix of bandwidth $\left(2{k}_{d}+1\right)$ and $X$ and $B$ are $n$ by $r$ matrices.

## 2Specification

 #include #include
 void nag_dpbsv (Nag_OrderType order, Nag_UploType uplo, Integer n, Integer kd, Integer nrhs, double ab[], Integer pdab, double b[], Integer pdb, NagError *fail)

## 3Description

nag_dpbsv (f07hac) uses the Cholesky decomposition to factor $A$ as $A={U}^{\mathrm{T}}U$ if ${\mathbf{uplo}}=\mathrm{Nag_Upper}$ or $A=L{L}^{\mathrm{T}}$ if ${\mathbf{uplo}}=\mathrm{Nag_Lower}$, where $U$ is an upper triangular band matrix, and $L$ is a lower triangular band matrix, with the same number of superdiagonals or subdiagonals as $A$. The factored form of $A$ is then used to solve the system of equations $AX=B$.

## 4References

Anderson E, Bai Z, Bischof C, Blackford S, Demmel J, Dongarra J J, Du Croz J J, Greenbaum A, Hammarling S, McKenney A and Sorensen D (1999) LAPACK Users' Guide (3rd Edition) SIAM, Philadelphia http://www.netlib.org/lapack/lug
Golub G H and Van Loan C F (1996) Matrix Computations (3rd Edition) Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

## 5Arguments

1:    $\mathbf{order}$Nag_OrderTypeInput
On entry: the order argument specifies the two-dimensional storage scheme being used, i.e., row-major ordering or column-major ordering. C language defined storage is specified by ${\mathbf{order}}=\mathrm{Nag_RowMajor}$. See Section 3.3.1.3 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for a more detailed explanation of the use of this argument.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{order}}=\mathrm{Nag_RowMajor}$ or $\mathrm{Nag_ColMajor}$.
2:    $\mathbf{uplo}$Nag_UploTypeInput
On entry: if ${\mathbf{uplo}}=\mathrm{Nag_Upper}$, the upper triangle of $A$ is stored.
If ${\mathbf{uplo}}=\mathrm{Nag_Lower}$, the lower triangle of $A$ is stored.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{uplo}}=\mathrm{Nag_Upper}$ or $\mathrm{Nag_Lower}$.
3:    $\mathbf{n}$IntegerInput
On entry: $n$, the number of linear equations, i.e., the order of the matrix $A$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{n}}\ge 0$.
4:    $\mathbf{kd}$IntegerInput
On entry: ${k}_{d}$, the number of superdiagonals of the matrix $A$ if ${\mathbf{uplo}}=\mathrm{Nag_Upper}$, or the number of subdiagonals if ${\mathbf{uplo}}=\mathrm{Nag_Lower}$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{kd}}\ge 0$.
5:    $\mathbf{nrhs}$IntegerInput
On entry: $r$, the number of right-hand sides, i.e., the number of columns of the matrix $B$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{nrhs}}\ge 0$.
6:    $\mathbf{ab}\left[\mathit{dim}\right]$doubleInput/Output
Note: the dimension, dim, of the array ab must be at least $\mathrm{max}\phantom{\rule{0.125em}{0ex}}\left(1,{\mathbf{pdab}}×{\mathbf{n}}\right)$.
On entry: the upper or lower triangle of the symmetric band matrix $A$.
This is stored as a notional two-dimensional array with row elements or column elements stored contiguously. The storage of elements of ${A}_{ij}$, depends on the order and uplo arguments as follows:
• if ${\mathbf{order}}=\mathrm{Nag_ColMajor}$ and ${\mathbf{uplo}}=\mathrm{Nag_Upper}$,
${A}_{ij}$ is stored in ${\mathbf{ab}}\left[{k}_{d}+i-j+\left(j-1\right)×{\mathbf{pdab}}\right]$, for $j=1,\dots ,n$ and $i=\mathrm{max}\phantom{\rule{0.125em}{0ex}}\left(1,j-{k}_{d}\right),\dots ,j$;
• if ${\mathbf{order}}=\mathrm{Nag_ColMajor}$ and ${\mathbf{uplo}}=\mathrm{Nag_Lower}$,
${A}_{ij}$ is stored in ${\mathbf{ab}}\left[i-j+\left(j-1\right)×{\mathbf{pdab}}\right]$, for $j=1,\dots ,n$ and $i=j,\dots ,\mathrm{min}\phantom{\rule{0.125em}{0ex}}\left(n,j+{k}_{d}\right)$;
• if ${\mathbf{order}}=\mathrm{Nag_RowMajor}$ and ${\mathbf{uplo}}=\mathrm{Nag_Upper}$,
${A}_{ij}$ is stored in ${\mathbf{ab}}\left[j-i+\left(i-1\right)×{\mathbf{pdab}}\right]$, for $i=1,\dots ,n$ and $j=i,\dots ,\mathrm{min}\phantom{\rule{0.125em}{0ex}}\left(n,i+{k}_{d}\right)$;
• if ${\mathbf{order}}=\mathrm{Nag_RowMajor}$ and ${\mathbf{uplo}}=\mathrm{Nag_Lower}$,
${A}_{ij}$ is stored in ${\mathbf{ab}}\left[{k}_{d}+j-i+\left(i-1\right)×{\mathbf{pdab}}\right]$, for $i=1,\dots ,n$ and $j=\mathrm{max}\phantom{\rule{0.125em}{0ex}}\left(1,i-{k}_{d}\right),\dots ,i$.
On exit: if ${\mathbf{fail}}\mathbf{.}\mathbf{code}=$ NE_NOERROR, the triangular factor $U$ or $L$ from the Cholesky factorization $A={U}^{\mathrm{T}}U$ or $A=L{L}^{\mathrm{T}}$ of the band matrix $A$, in the same storage format as $A$.
7:    $\mathbf{pdab}$IntegerInput
On entry: the stride separating row or column elements (depending on the value of order) of the matrix $A$ in the array ab.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{pdab}}\ge {\mathbf{kd}}+1$.
8:    $\mathbf{b}\left[\mathit{dim}\right]$doubleInput/Output
Note: the dimension, dim, of the array b must be at least
• $\mathrm{max}\phantom{\rule{0.125em}{0ex}}\left(1,{\mathbf{pdb}}×{\mathbf{nrhs}}\right)$ when ${\mathbf{order}}=\mathrm{Nag_ColMajor}$;
• $\mathrm{max}\phantom{\rule{0.125em}{0ex}}\left(1,{\mathbf{n}}×{\mathbf{pdb}}\right)$ when ${\mathbf{order}}=\mathrm{Nag_RowMajor}$.
The $\left(i,j\right)$th element of the matrix $B$ is stored in
• ${\mathbf{b}}\left[\left(j-1\right)×{\mathbf{pdb}}+i-1\right]$ when ${\mathbf{order}}=\mathrm{Nag_ColMajor}$;
• ${\mathbf{b}}\left[\left(i-1\right)×{\mathbf{pdb}}+j-1\right]$ when ${\mathbf{order}}=\mathrm{Nag_RowMajor}$.
On entry: the $n$ by $r$ right-hand side matrix $B$.
On exit: if ${\mathbf{fail}}\mathbf{.}\mathbf{code}=$ NE_NOERROR, the $n$ by $r$ solution matrix $X$.
9:    $\mathbf{pdb}$IntegerInput
On entry: the stride separating row or column elements (depending on the value of order) in the array b.
Constraints:
• if ${\mathbf{order}}=\mathrm{Nag_ColMajor}$, ${\mathbf{pdb}}\ge \mathrm{max}\phantom{\rule{0.125em}{0ex}}\left(1,{\mathbf{n}}\right)$;
• if ${\mathbf{order}}=\mathrm{Nag_RowMajor}$, ${\mathbf{pdb}}\ge \mathrm{max}\phantom{\rule{0.125em}{0ex}}\left(1,{\mathbf{nrhs}}\right)$.
10:  $\mathbf{fail}$NagError *Input/Output
The NAG error argument (see Section 3.7 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation).

## 6Error Indicators and Warnings

NE_ALLOC_FAIL
Dynamic memory allocation failed.
See Section 2.3.1.2 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
On entry, argument $〈\mathit{\text{value}}〉$ had an illegal value.
NE_INT
On entry, ${\mathbf{kd}}=〈\mathit{\text{value}}〉$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{kd}}\ge 0$.
On entry, ${\mathbf{n}}=〈\mathit{\text{value}}〉$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{n}}\ge 0$.
On entry, ${\mathbf{nrhs}}=〈\mathit{\text{value}}〉$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{nrhs}}\ge 0$.
On entry, ${\mathbf{pdab}}=〈\mathit{\text{value}}〉$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{pdab}}>0$.
On entry, ${\mathbf{pdb}}=〈\mathit{\text{value}}〉$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{pdb}}>0$.
NE_INT_2
On entry, ${\mathbf{pdab}}=〈\mathit{\text{value}}〉$ and ${\mathbf{kd}}=〈\mathit{\text{value}}〉$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{pdab}}\ge {\mathbf{kd}}+1$.
On entry, ${\mathbf{pdb}}=〈\mathit{\text{value}}〉$ and ${\mathbf{n}}=〈\mathit{\text{value}}〉$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{pdb}}\ge \mathrm{max}\phantom{\rule{0.125em}{0ex}}\left(1,{\mathbf{n}}\right)$.
On entry, ${\mathbf{pdb}}=〈\mathit{\text{value}}〉$ and ${\mathbf{nrhs}}=〈\mathit{\text{value}}〉$.
Constraint: ${\mathbf{pdb}}\ge \mathrm{max}\phantom{\rule{0.125em}{0ex}}\left(1,{\mathbf{nrhs}}\right)$.
NE_INTERNAL_ERROR
An internal error has occurred in this function. Check the function call and any array sizes. If the call is correct then please contact NAG for assistance.
See Section 2.7.6 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
NE_MAT_NOT_POS_DEF
The leading minor of order $〈\mathit{\text{value}}〉$ of $A$ is not positive definite, so the factorization could not be completed, and the solution has not been computed.
NE_NO_LICENCE
Your licence key may have expired or may not have been installed correctly.
See Section 2.7.5 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.

## 7Accuracy

The computed solution for a single right-hand side, $\stackrel{^}{x}$, satisfies an equation of the form
 $A+E x^=b ,$
where
 $E1 = Oε A1$
and $\epsilon$ is the machine precision. An approximate error bound for the computed solution is given by
 $x^-x1 x1 ≤ κA E1 A1 ,$
where $\kappa \left(A\right)={‖{A}^{-1}‖}_{1}{‖A‖}_{1}$, the condition number of $A$ with respect to the solution of the linear equations. See Section 4.4 of Anderson et al. (1999) for further details.
nag_dpbsvx (f07hbc) is a comprehensive LAPACK driver that returns forward and backward error bounds and an estimate of the condition number. Alternatively, nag_real_sym_posdef_band_lin_solve (f04bfc) solves $Ax=b$ and returns a forward error bound and condition estimate. nag_real_sym_posdef_band_lin_solve (f04bfc) calls nag_dpbsv (f07hac) to solve the equations.

## 8Parallelism and Performance

nag_dpbsv (f07hac) is threaded by NAG for parallel execution in multithreaded implementations of the NAG Library.
nag_dpbsv (f07hac) makes calls to BLAS and/or LAPACK routines, which may be threaded within the vendor library used by this implementation. Consult the documentation for the vendor library for further information.
Please consult the x06 Chapter Introduction for information on how to control and interrogate the OpenMP environment used within this function. Please also consult the Users' Note for your implementation for any additional implementation-specific information.

When $n\gg k$, the total number of floating-point operations is approximately $n{\left(k+1\right)}^{2}+4nkr$, where $k$ is the number of superdiagonals and $r$ is the number of right-hand sides.
The complex analogue of this function is nag_zpbsv (f07hnc).

## 10Example

This example solves the equations
 $Ax=b ,$
where $A$ is the symmetric positive definite band matrix
 $A = 5.49 2.68 0.00 0.00 2.68 5.63 -2.39 0.00 0.00 -2.39 2.60 -2.22 0.00 0.00 -2.22 5.17 and b = 22.09 9.31 -5.24 11.83 .$
Details of the Cholesky factorization of $A$ are also output.

### 10.1Program Text

Program Text (f07hace.c)

### 10.2Program Data

Program Data (f07hace.d)

### 10.3Program Results

Program Results (f07hace.r)