naginterfaces.library.sparseig.complex_band_init(n, nev, ncv)[source]

complex_band_init is a setup function for complex_band_solve() which may be used for finding some eigenvalues (and optionally the corresponding eigenvectors) of a standard or generalized eigenvalue problem defined by complex, banded, non-Hermitian matrices. The banded matrix must be stored using the LAPACK column ordered storage format for complex banded non-Hermitian matrices (see the F07 Introduction).

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The order of the matrix (and the order of the matrix for the generalized problem) that defines the eigenvalue problem.


The number of eigenvalues to be computed.


The number of Lanczos basis vectors to use during the computation.

At present there is no a priori analysis to guide the selection of relative to .

However, it is recommended that .

If many problems of the same type are to be solved, you should experiment with increasing while keeping fixed for a given test problem.

This will usually decrease the required number of matrix-vector operations but it also increases the work and storage required to maintain the orthogonal basis vectors.

The optimal ‘cross-over’ with respect to CPU time is problem dependent and must be determined empirically.

commdict, communication object

Communication structure.

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On entry, .

Constraint: .

(errno )

On entry, .

Constraint: .

(errno )

On entry, , and .

Constraint: and .


The pair of functions complex_band_init and complex_band_solve() together with the option setting function complex_option() are designed to calculate some of the eigenvalues, , (and optionally the corresponding eigenvectors, ) of a standard eigenvalue problem , or of a generalized eigenvalue problem of order , where is large and the coefficient matrices and are banded complex and non-Hermitian.

complex_band_init is a setup function which must be called before the option setting function complex_option() and the solver function complex_band_solve(). Internally, complex_band_solve() makes calls to complex_iter() and complex_proc(); the function documents for complex_iter() and complex_proc() should be consulted for details of the algorithm used.

This setup function initializes the communication arrays, sets (to their default values) all options that can be set by you via the option setting function complex_option(), and checks that the lengths of the communication arrays as passed by you are of sufficient length. For details of the options available and how to set them, see Other Parameters for complex_option.


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Lehoucq, R B and Sorensen, D C, 1996, Deflation techniques for an implicitly restarted Arnoldi iteration, SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications (17), 789–821

Lehoucq, R B, Sorensen, D C and Yang, C, 1998, ARPACK Users’ Guide: Solution of Large-scale Eigenvalue Problems with Implicitly Restarted Arnoldi Methods, SIAM, Philadelphia