Page 1 of 1

the parameters of the blas

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:03 am
by serlancelot
Hi everybody
I really need help, I'm desperate. :cry:
I was able to find ( the whole list with all the bleas routines, divided in the three groups (first level, second level, third level), I can open each of them, watching each code, but I still couldn't find anywhere an explanation of the formal parameters ("dummies"), i.e. what I must put in when I call one in a program. And I think it's quite difficult trying to understand it reading directly the codes of the routines, because I think they are actually counterintuitive
For exemple:
What do the parameters mean? What is one and the other?

Can someone help me? Thank you so much

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:54 am
by Julie

The BLAS was written a long time ago and it is true that some BLAS1/BLAS2 routines do not have a precise description of the parameters.
There are tones of documentation on BLAS routines...but one that is online is I think is very nicely done is the one for the BLAS IBM library.

For the BLAS1 documentation go to:
Click "Next" to get BLAS2 routines and "Next" again to get BLAS3 routines.

Hope it helps

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:12 am
by serlancelot
thank you
you are wonderful
thanks alot :)