Sets the SNESNormSchedule used in convergence and monitoring of the SNES method, when norms are computed in the solving process


#include "petscsnes.h"  
PetscErrorCode SNESSetNormSchedule(SNES snes, SNESNormSchedule normschedule)

Logically Collective

Input Parameters#

  • snes - the SNES context

  • normschedule - the frequency of norm computation

Options Database Key#

  • -snes_norm_schedule <none, always, initialonly, finalonly, initialfinalonly> - set the schedule


Only certain SNES methods support certain SNESNormSchedules. Most require evaluation of the nonlinear function and the taking of its norm at every iteration to even ensure convergence at all. However, methods such as custom Gauss-Seidel methods SNESNGS and the like do not require the norm of the function to be computed, and therefore may either be monitored for convergence or not. As these are often used as nonlinear preconditioners, monitoring the norm of their error is not a useful enterprise within their solution.

See Also#

SNES: Nonlinear Solvers, SNESNormSchedule, SNESGetNormSchedule(), SNESComputeFunction(), VecNorm(), SNESSetFunction(), SNESSetInitialFunction()





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