display information about a matrix in a variety ways


#include "petscmat.h" 
PetscErrorCode MatView(Mat mat, PetscViewer viewer)

Collective on viewer

Input Parameters#

  • mat - the matrix

  • viewer - visualization context

Options Database Keys#

  • -mat_view ::ascii_info - Prints info on matrix at conclusion of MatAssemblyEnd()

  • -mat_view ::ascii_info_detail - Prints more detailed info

  • -mat_view - Prints matrix in ASCII format

  • -mat_view ::ascii_matlab - Prints matrix in MATLAB format

  • -mat_view draw - PetscDraws nonzero structure of matrix, using MatView() and PetscDrawOpenX().

  • -display - Sets display name (default is host)

  • -draw_pause - Sets number of seconds to pause after display

  • -mat_view socket - Sends matrix to socket, can be accessed from MATLAB (see Users-Manual: ch_matlab for details)

  • -viewer_socket_machine - -

  • -viewer_socket_port - -

  • -mat_view binary - save matrix to file in binary format

  • -viewer_binary_filename - -


The available visualization contexts include

The user can open alternative visualization contexts with

The user can call PetscViewerPushFormat() to specify the output format of ASCII printed objects (when using PETSC_VIEWER_STDOUT_SELF, PETSC_VIEWER_STDOUT_WORLD and PetscViewerASCIIOpen()). Available formats include

The ASCII viewers are only recommended for small matrices on at most a moderate number of processes, the program will seemingly hang and take hours for larger matrices, for larger matrices one should use the binary format.

In the debugger you can do “call MatView(mat,0)” to display the matrix. (The same holds for any PETSc object viewer).

See the manual page for MatLoad() for the exact format of the binary file when the binary viewer is used.

See share/petsc/matlab/PetscBinaryRead.m for a MATLAB code that can read in the binary file when the binary viewer is used and lib/petsc/bin/ for loading them into Python.

One can use ‘-mat_view draw -draw_pause -1’ to pause the graphical display of matrix nonzero structure, and then use the following mouse functions.

  left mouse: zoom in
  middle mouse: zoom out
  right mouse: continue with the simulation

See Also#

Matrices, Mat, PetscViewerPushFormat(), PetscViewerASCIIOpen(), PetscViewerDrawOpen(), PetscViewer, PetscViewerSocketOpen(), PetscViewerBinaryOpen(), MatLoad(), MatViewFromOptions()








MatView_SchurCorrection() in src/ksp/pc/impls/hpddm/pchpddm.cxx
MatView_MPIAdj() in src/mat/impls/adj/mpi/mpiadj.c
MatView_MKL_CPARDISO() in src/mat/impls/aij/mpi/mkl_cpardiso/mkl_cpardiso.c
MatView_MPIAIJ() in src/mat/impls/aij/mpi/mpiaij.c
MatView_MUMPS() in src/mat/impls/aij/mpi/mumps/mumps.c
MatView_PaStiX() in src/mat/impls/aij/mpi/pastix/pastix.c
MatView_STRUMPACK() in src/mat/impls/aij/mpi/strumpack/strumpack.c
MatView_SuperLU_DIST() in src/mat/impls/aij/mpi/superlu_dist/superlu_dist.c
MatView_SeqAIJ() in src/mat/impls/aij/seq/aij.c
MatView_KLU() in src/mat/impls/aij/seq/klu/klu.c
MatView_MKL_PARDISO() in src/mat/impls/aij/seq/mkl_pardiso/mkl_pardiso.c
MatView_SuperLU() in src/mat/impls/aij/seq/superlu/superlu.c
MatView_UMFPACK() in src/mat/impls/aij/seq/umfpack/umfpack.c
MatView_MPIBAIJ() in src/mat/impls/baij/mpi/mpibaij.c
MatView_SeqBAIJ() in src/mat/impls/baij/seq/baij.c
MatView_BlockMat() in src/mat/impls/blockmat/seq/blockmat.c
MatView_ConstantDiagonal() in src/mat/impls/cdiagonal/cdiagonal.c
MatView_MPIDense() in src/mat/impls/dense/mpi/mpidense.c
MatView_SeqDense() in src/mat/impls/dense/seq/dense.c
MatView_Diagonal() in src/mat/impls/diagonal/diagonal.c
MatView_Elemental() in src/mat/impls/elemental/matelem.cxx
MatView_H2OPUS() in src/mat/impls/h2opus/cuda/
MatView_Htool() in src/mat/impls/htool/htool.cxx
MatView_HYPRE() in src/mat/impls/hypre/mhypre.c
MatView_IS() in src/mat/impls/is/matis.c
MatView_KAIJ() in src/mat/impls/kaij/kaij.c
MatView_SeqMAIJ() in src/mat/impls/maij/maij.c
MatView_MPIMAIJ() in src/mat/impls/maij/maij.c
MatView_MFFD() in src/mat/impls/mffd/mffd.c
MatView_Nest() in src/mat/impls/nest/matnest.c
MatView_Preallocator() in src/mat/impls/preallocator/matpreallocator.c
MatView_MPISBAIJ() in src/mat/impls/sbaij/mpi/mpisbaij.c
MatView_CHOLMOD() in src/mat/impls/sbaij/seq/cholmod/sbaijcholmod.c
MatView_SeqSBAIJ() in src/mat/impls/sbaij/seq/sbaij.c
MatView_ScaLAPACK() in src/mat/impls/scalapack/matscalapack.c
MatView_MPISELL() in src/mat/impls/sell/mpi/mpisell.c
MatView_SeqSELL() in src/mat/impls/sell/seq/sell.c

Index of all Mat routines
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Index of all manual pages