Real x Complex matrix multiply?

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Real x Complex matrix multiply?

Postby icon » Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:51 pm


Are there mixed type matrix multiply functions?

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Postby Julie » Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:21 pm


If you want to do the matrix-matrix multiply (GEMM):
C = alpha AB + beta C
where A B and C are matrices. With the reference BLAS A, B and C need all three to be complex or all double. Same thing for matrix-vector products.

If you really want B to be of type real while C and A are complex then you need the XBLAS, a reference implementation is given at:
The pitfall is that there is no optimized imlementation of the XBLAS so, although you will have the functionallity, the performance are likely to be poor.

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