
STPRFS(l) ) STPRFS(l)
NAME
STPRFS  provide error bounds and backward error estimates for the solution to a system of
linear equations with a triangular packed coefficient matrix
SYNOPSIS
SUBROUTINE STPRFS( UPLO, TRANS, DIAG, N, NRHS, AP, B, LDB, X, LDX, FERR, BERR, WORK,
IWORK, INFO )
CHARACTER DIAG, TRANS, UPLO
INTEGER INFO, LDB, LDX, N, NRHS
INTEGER IWORK( * )
REAL AP( * ), B( LDB, * ), BERR( * ), FERR( * ), WORK( * ), X( LDX, * )
PURPOSE
STPRFS provides error bounds and backward error estimates for the solution to a system of
linear equations with a triangular packed coefficient matrix. The solution matrix X must
be computed by STPTRS or some other means before entering this routine. STPRFS does not
do iterative refinement because doing so cannot improve the backward error.
ARGUMENTS
UPLO (input) CHARACTER*1
= 'U': A is upper triangular;
= 'L': A is lower triangular.
TRANS (input) CHARACTER*1
Specifies the form of the system of equations:
= 'N': A * X = B (No transpose)
= 'T': A**T * X = B (Transpose)
= 'C': A**H * X = B (Conjugate transpose = Transpose)
DIAG (input) CHARACTER*1
= 'N': A is nonunit triangular;
= 'U': A is unit triangular.
N (input) INTEGER
The order of the matrix A. N >= 0.
NRHS (input) INTEGER
The number of right hand sides, i.e., the number of columns of the matrices B and
X. NRHS >= 0.
AP (input) REAL array, dimension (N*(N+1)/2)
The upper or lower triangular matrix A, packed columnwise in a linear array. The
jth column of A is stored in the array AP as follows: if UPLO = 'U', AP(i +
(j1)*j/2) = A(i,j) for 1<=i<=j; if UPLO = 'L', AP(i + (j1)*(2*nj)/2) = A(i,j)
for j<=i<=n. If DIAG = 'U', the diagonal elements of A are not referenced and are
assumed to be 1.
B (input) REAL array, dimension (LDB,NRHS)
The right hand side matrix B.
LDB (input) INTEGER
The leading dimension of the array B. LDB >= max(1,N).
X (input) REAL array, dimension (LDX,NRHS)
The solution matrix X.
LDX (input) INTEGER
The leading dimension of the array X. LDX >= max(1,N).
FERR (output) REAL array, dimension (NRHS)
The estimated forward error bound for each solution vector X(j) (the jth column
of the solution matrix X). If XTRUE is the true solution corresponding to X(j),
FERR(j) is an estimated upper bound for the magnitude of the largest element in
(X(j)  XTRUE) divided by the magnitude of the largest element in X(j). The esti
mate is as reliable as the estimate for RCOND, and is almost always a slight over
estimate of the true error.
BERR (output) REAL array, dimension (NRHS)
The componentwise relative backward error of each solution vector X(j) (i.e., the
smallest relative change in any element of A or B that makes X(j) an exact solu
tion).
WORK (workspace) REAL array, dimension (3*N)
IWORK (workspace) INTEGER array, dimension (N)
INFO (output) INTEGER
= 0: successful exit
< 0: if INFO = i, the ith argument had an illegal value
LAPACK version 3.0 15 June 2000 STPRFS(l) 
