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## Description

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If FACT = 'N', the matrix is factored as , where is a unit lower bidiagonal matrix and is a diagonal matrix. The factorization can also be regarded as having the form , where .
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If the leading minor of order of is not positive definite, then the routine returns with . Otherwise, the factored form of is used to estimate the condition number of . If the reciprocal of the condition number is less than machine precision, , where is the order of , is returned as a warning. However, the routine still goes on to solve for . Iterative refinement is applied to improve the computed solution.
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LA_PTSVX also optionally computes, for each solution vector , the estimated forward error bound and the componentwise relative backward error.

Susan Blackford 2001-08-19