## Function Dsymv

(

**dsymv** < uplo > < n > < alpha > < a > < lda > < x > < incx > < beta > < y > < incy > )

Purpose

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DSYMV performs the matrix-vector operation

y := alpha*A*x + beta*y,

where alpha and beta are scalars, x and y are n element vectors and

A is an n by n symmetric matrix.

Parameters

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UPLO - CHARACTER*1.

On entry, UPLO specifies whether the upper or lower

triangular part of the array A is to be referenced as

follows:

UPLO = 'U' or 'u' Only the upper triangular part of A

is to be referenced.

UPLO = 'L' or 'l' Only the lower triangular part of A

is to be referenced.

Unchanged on exit.

N - INTEGER.

On entry, N specifies the order of the matrix A.

N must be at least zero.

Unchanged on exit.

ALPHA - DOUBLE PRECISION.

On entry, ALPHA specifies the scalar alpha.

Unchanged on exit.

A - DOUBLE PRECISION array of DIMENSION ( LDA, n ).

Before entry with UPLO = 'U' or 'u', the leading n by n

upper triangular part of the array A must contain the upper

triangular part of the symmetric matrix and the strictly

lower triangular part of A is not referenced.

Before entry with UPLO = 'L' or 'l', the leading n by n

lower triangular part of the array A must contain the lower

triangular part of the symmetric matrix and the strictly

upper triangular part of A is not referenced.

Unchanged on exit.

LDA - INTEGER.

On entry, LDA specifies the first dimension of A as declared

in the calling (sub) program. LDA must be at least

max( 1, n ).

Unchanged on exit.

X - DOUBLE PRECISION array of dimension at least

( 1 + ( n - 1 )*abs( INCX ) ).

Before entry, the incremented array X must contain the n

element vector x.

Unchanged on exit.

INCX - INTEGER.

On entry, INCX specifies the increment for the elements of

X. INCX must not be zero.

Unchanged on exit.

BETA - DOUBLE PRECISION.

On entry, BETA specifies the scalar beta. When BETA is

supplied as zero then Y need not be set on input.

Unchanged on exit.

Y - DOUBLE PRECISION array of dimension at least

( 1 + ( n - 1 )*abs( INCY ) ).

Before entry, the incremented array Y must contain the n

element vector y. On exit, Y is overwritten by the updated

vector y.

INCY - INTEGER.

On entry, INCY specifies the increment for the elements of

Y. INCY must not be zero.

Unchanged on exit.

Level 2 Blas routine.

-- Written on 22-October-1986.

Jack Dongarra, Argonne National Lab.

Jeremy Du Croz, Nag Central Office.

Sven Hammarling, Nag Central Office.

Richard Hanson, Sandia National Labs.