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Re: Q: Exponential or inversion of sparse matrices

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  • Subject: [mg1929] Re: Q: Exponential or inversion of sparse matrices
  • From: galand at cephag.observ-gr.fr (Marina Galand)
  • Date: Wed, 23 Aug 1995 22:31:20 -0400

I am looking for a mathematica fortran or C library corresponding
to my problem, that is concerning operations on sparse matrices.

 	I need help on the calculation of the exponential
 of sparse matrices or at least on the inversion of sparse
 matrices. I am looking for fortran or C library dealing with 
 sparse matrices and that computes the exponential or the inversion.
 
 	Recently I developed a method calculate the exponential 
 of a sparse matrix. I wrote it in a m-file under Matlab. 
 Now that I have validated it under Matlab, I would like to 
 use it on hudge sparse matrix. Matlab is not adapted to this,
 being much too slow and restricted for memory. Therefore I want to
 translate my m-file into a language which can be compiled
 such as C or Fortran. The problem is that my algorithm performs
 the inversion of a sparse matrix and I do not find a routine
 in a fortran or C library to invert a sparse matrix. 
 In the libraries for sparse matrices I have just found routines 
 for the solution of a linear system :
 routine resolving a linear system A.bj=cj, vector bj being the unknown
 and c being a vector of zeros except at row j. Then the result bj
 represents the column j of A^(-1). But you must apply the routine
 a large number of times, the number of column of A... Is it realistic ?
 
         I will be very pleased if you could answer me and help me
 on this subject. Your advice will be welcome.
  
 
 
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*    Marina Galand                      |                                   *
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