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Naming Conventions for Sparse BLAS Routines

Similar to BLAS, the names of Sparse BLAS subprograms have prefixes that determine the data type involved:
s
and
d
for single- and double-precision real;
c
and
z
for 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
i
(standing for
indexed
) to the name of the corresponding "dense" subprogram. For example, the Sparse BLAS routine
saxpyi
corresponds to the BLAS routine
saxpy
, and the Sparse BLAS function
cdotci
corresponds to the BLAS function
cdotc
.

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