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IMSL_CHSOL

IMSL_CHSOL

IMSL_CHSOL

The IMSL_CHSOL function solves a symmetric positive definite system of real or complex linear equations Ax = b.

The IMSL_CHSOL function solves a system of linear algebraic equations having a symmetric positive definite coefficient matrix A. The function first computes the Cholesky factorization LLH of A. The solution of the linear system is then found by solving the two simpler systems, y = L–1b and x = L–Hy. An estimate of the L1 condition number of A is computed using the same algorithm as in Dongarra et al. (1979). If the estimated condition number is greater than 1/ε (where ε is the machine precision), a warning message is issued. This indicates that very small changes in A may produce large changes in the solution x.

The IMSL_CHSOL function fails if L, the lower-triangular matrix in the factorization, has a zero diagonal element.



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