previously, I have used mkl_sdnscsr to convert a dense matrix to a sparse matrix with CSR format. However, with current update(2018 update 3), this function is depreciated, and the user manual instruct me to find a replacement in matrix manipulation of the inspector-executor sparse blas routine. However, I can not find the replacement function! Do you know which function I can use now to convert my dense matrix to a sparse CSR format?
Thank you for raising the question!
You’re right, this routine will be deprecated in future and so far we don’t have any analogues for dense-to-sparse converters in IE SpBLAS. We’re going to work on it. you may continue to use the mkl_sdnscsr . we will release the news if the replacement is ready.
In the current release, all Sparse BLAS Level2 are declared as depreciated in the header file (mkl_spblas.h). Does it mean that Sparse BLAS will not be available in the mkl library in the future ?