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Mapping from integers in a designated range to contiguous sets of integers.


typedef struct _p_PetscSection *PetscSection;
In contrast to IS, which maps from integers to single integers, the range of a PetscSection is in the space of contiguous sets of integers. These ranges are frequently interpreted as domains of other array-like objects, especially other PetscSections, Vecs, and ISs. The domain is set with PetscSectionSetChart() and does not need to start at 0. For each point in the domain of a PetscSection, the output set is represented through an offset and a count, which are set using PetscSectionSetOffset() and PetscSectionSetDof() respectively. Lookup is typically using accessors or routines like VecGetValuesSection().

See Also

PetscSectionCreate(), PetscSectionDestroy()

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