### the parameters of the blas

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**Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:03 am**Hi everybody

I really need help, I'm desperate. :cry:

I was able to find (http://www.netlib.org/blas/index.html) 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:http://www.netlib.org/blas/sscal.f

What do the parameters mean? What is one and the other?

And:http://www.netlib.org/blas/dcopy.f

Can someone help me? Thank you so much

I really need help, I'm desperate. :cry:

I was able to find (http://www.netlib.org/blas/index.html) 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:http://www.netlib.org/blas/sscal.f

What do the parameters mean? What is one and the other?

And:http://www.netlib.org/blas/dcopy.f

Can someone help me? Thank you so much