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Naming Conventions in Sparse BLAS Level 2 and Level 3

Each Sparse BLAS Level 2 and Level 3 routine has a six- or eight-character base name preceded by the prefix
mkl_
or
mkl_cspblas_
.
The routines with typical (conventional) interface have six-character base names in accordance with the template:
mkl_<character > <data> <operation>( )
The routines with simplified interfaces have eight-character base names in accordance with the templates:
mkl_<character > <data> <mtype> <operation>( )
for routines with one-based indexing; and
mkl_cspblas_<character> <data> <mtype> <operation>( )
for routines with zero-based indexing.
The
<character>
field indicates the data type:
s
real, single precision
c
complex, single precision
d
real, double precision
z
complex, double precision
The
<data>
field indicates the sparse matrix storage format (see section Sparse Matrix Storage Formats):
coo
coordinate format
csr
compressed sparse row format and its variations
csc
compressed sparse column format and its variations
dia
diagonal format
sky
skyline storage format
bsr
block sparse row format and its variations
The
<operation>
field indicates the type of operation:
mv
matrix-vector product (Level 2)
mm
matrix-matrix product (Level 3)
sv
solving a single triangular system (Level 2)
sm
solving triangular systems with multiple right-hand sides (Level 3)
The field
<mtype>
indicates the matrix type:
ge
sparse representation of a general matrix
sy
sparse representation of the upper or lower triangle of a symmetric matrix
tr
sparse representation of a triangular matrix

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