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# ?gecon

Estimates the reciprocal of the condition number of a general matrix in the 1-norm or the infinity-norm.

## Syntax

Include Files
• mkl.h
Description
The routine estimates the reciprocal of the condition number of a general matrix
A
in the 1-norm or infinity-norm:
κ
1
(
A
) =||
A
||
1
||
A
-1
||
1
=
κ
(
A
T
) =
κ
(
A
H
)
κ
(
A
) =||
A
||
||
A
-1
||
=
κ
1
(
A
T
) =
κ
1
(
A
H
).
An estimate is obtained for
||
A
-1
||
, and the reciprocal of the condition number is computed as
rcond
= 1 / (||
A
|| ||
A
-1
||)
.
Before calling this routine:
• compute
anorm
(either
||
A
||
1
= max
j
Σ
i
|
a
i
j
|
or
||
A
||
= max
i
Σ
j
|
a
i
j
|)
• call
?getrf
to compute the
LU
factorization of
A
.
Input Parameters
matrix_layout
Specifies whether matrix storage layout is row major (
LAPACK_ROW_MAJOR
) or column major (
LAPACK_COL_MAJOR
).
norm
Must be
'1'
or
'O'
or
'I'
.
If
norm
=
'1'
or
'O'
, then the routine estimates the condition number of matrix
A
in 1-norm.
If
norm
=
'I'
, then the routine estimates the condition number of matrix
A
in infinity-norm.
n
The order of the matrix
A
;
n
0.
a
The array
a
contains the
LU
-factored matrix
A
, as returned by
?getrf
.
anorm
The norm of the
original
matrix
A
.
lda
a
;
lda
max(1,
n
)
.
Output Parameters
rcond
An estimate of the reciprocal of the condition number. The routine sets
rcond
= 0 if the estimate underflows; in this case the matrix is singular (to working precision). However, anytime
rcond
is small compared to 1.0, for the working precision, the matrix may be poorly conditioned or even singular.
Return Values
This function returns a value
info
.
If
info
=0
, the execution is successful.
If
info
=
-i
, parameter
i
Application Notes
The computed
rcond
is never less than
r
(the reciprocal of the true condition number) and in practice is nearly always less than 10
r
. A call to this routine involves solving a number of systems of linear equations
A
*
x
=
b
or
A
H
*
x
=
b
; the number is usually 4 or 5 and never more than 11. Each solution requires approximately
2
*n
2
floating-point operations for real flavors and
8
*n
2
for complex flavors.

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