Similar to BLAS, the names of Sparse BLAS subprograms have prefixes that determine the data type involved:
dfor single- and double-precision real;
zfor single- and double-precision complex respectively.
If a Sparse BLAS routine is an extension of a "dense" one, the subprogram name is formed by appending the suffix
indexed) to the name of the corresponding "dense" subprogram. For example, the Sparse BLAS routine
saxpyicorresponds to the BLAS routine
saxpy, and the Sparse BLAS function
cdotcicorresponds to the BLAS function