Sets the matrix block row and column sizes.


#include "petscmat.h" 
PetscErrorCode MatSetBlockSizes(Mat mat, PetscInt rbs, PetscInt cbs)

Logically Collective

Input Parameters#

  • mat - the matrix

  • rbs - row block size

  • cbs - column block size


Block row formats are MATBAIJ and MATSBAIJ. These formats ALWAYS have square block storage in the matrix. If you pass a different block size for the columns than the rows, the row block size determines the square block storage. This must be called before MatSetUp() or MatXXXSetPreallocation() (or will default to 1) and the block size cannot be changed later.

For MATAIJ matrix this function can be called at a later stage, provided that the specified block sizes are compatible with the matrix local sizes.

The row and column block size determine the blocksize of the “row” and “column” vectors returned by MatCreateVecs().

See Also#

Matrices, Mat, MatCreateSeqBAIJ(), MatCreateBAIJ(), MatGetBlockSize(), MatSetBlockSize(), MatGetBlockSizes()






MatSetBlockSizes_MPIAIJ() in src/mat/impls/aij/mpi/mpiaij.c
MatSetBlockSizes_IS() in src/mat/impls/is/matis.c

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