Pre-allocated eigen value decomposition

Is there a way to pre-allocate an array to hold the returned eigenvalues and vectors from eigen or eigen! ? Currently both functions return a factorization which does not seem to allow a pre-allocation. The following code shows what I would like to do but does not work:

julia> A=rand(100,100);

julia> evals=zeros(CF64,100);

julia> evecs=zeros(CF64,100,100);

julia> julia> esys=Eigen(evals,evecs);

julia> esys.values[1]
0.0 + 0.0im

julia> evals[1]=1;

julia> esys.values[1]
1.0 + 0.0im

julia> esys = eigen(A)

julia> esys.values[1]
-3.0686209886339606 - 1.1725958631992774im   

julia> evals[1]
1.0 + 0.0im

Here CF64=ComplexF64. I would hope that eigen would write to evals and evecs but apparently it does not. I can also do something like this:

pre-allocated-eigen!(A,evals,evecs);

I haven’t found such a function though. Any suggestions? Or is there a reason why this is not making sense?

If there is no support for preallocated results I’d assume the cost of allocating is negligible in comparison to the actual computation?

You might have to call the lower-level LAPACK routines directly. (Preallocation shouldn’t make much difference unless your matrices are fairly small.)