Intro BLAS Man Pages

Having done a good deal of programming using the BLAS1 numerical linear algebra subroutines (via. incorporating calls to them in my own programs). I felt it would be helpful to have a nice man page describing a good number of the BLAS features. In addition, it would be nice to have a good number of examples to help new users get started using the blas libraries. Since, there seemed to be no readily available online (i.e. man page) reference that gave a high level overview of the available functions with examples I had to write one.

I did this in the hopes that it would be helpful to the larger numerical analysis software community in quickly allowing subroutine look up and inclusion of calls from the BLAS1 library in other peoples codes.

Here is a man page for the BLAS1 routines.

These are FORTRAN subroutines documented in full in the following reference

Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms for Fortran Usage
Lawson, C., Hanson, R., Kincaid, D., and Krogh, F.
ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, 5 (1979), pp. 308 - 325.

If you find any errors or issues please let me know at the email address below.
John Weatherwax
Last modified: Tue Dec 13 22:02:58 EST 2005