# lapsF, lapsG

Given a scalar z, compute its Laplacian via Spherepack.

## Synopsis

function lapsF(
z : float
)
function lapsG(
z : float
)

## Arguments

*z*
- scalar function array (input, two or more dimensions, last
two dimensions must be
*nlat* x *nlon* and values must be
in ascending latitude order).

## Description

Given scalar function *z*, *lapsF* and *lapsG* both
compute the Laplacian and return a float array with the same
dimensions as *z* (values will be in ascending latitude
order). *lapsF* operates on an equal (fixed) grid, and
*lapsG* operates on a Gaussian grid.
**Note**: For the arrays whose last two dimensions are *nlat*
x *nlon*, the rest of the dimensions (if any) are collectively
referred to as *nt*. If the input/output arrays are just two
dimensions, then *nt* can either be considered equal to 1 or
nothing at all.

Arrays which have dimensions *nt* x *nlat* x *nlon*
should **not** include the cyclic (wraparound) points when invoking
the procedures and functions which use spherical harmonics
(Spherepack).

For example, if an array *x* has dimensions *nlat* = 64 and
*nlon* = 129, where the "129" represents the cyclic points, then
the user should pass the data to the procedure/function via:

z = sample ( x([...],:,0:nlon-2) ) ; does not include cyclic points

## Error messages

If *jer* or *ker* is equal to:
1 : error in the specification of *nlat*

2 : error in the specification of *nlon*

4 : error in the specification of *nt* (*jer* only)

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