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VecGetArray3d

Returns a pointer to a 3d contiguous array that contains this processor's portion of the vector data. You MUST call VecRestoreArray3d() when you no longer need access to the array.

Synopsis

#include "petscvec.h"   
PetscErrorCode  VecGetArray3d(Vec x,PetscInt m,PetscInt n,PetscInt p,PetscInt mstart,PetscInt nstart,PetscInt pstart,PetscScalar ***a[])
Logically Collective

Input Parameter

x - the vector
m - first dimension of three dimensional array
n - second dimension of three dimensional array
p - third dimension of three dimensional array
mstart - first index you will use in first coordinate direction (often 0)
nstart - first index in the second coordinate direction (often 0)
pstart - first index in the third coordinate direction (often 0)

Output Parameter

a -location to put pointer to the array

Notes

For a vector obtained from DMCreateLocalVector() mstart, nstart, and pstart are likely obtained from the corner indices obtained from DMDAGetGhostCorners() while for DMCreateGlobalVector() they are the corner indices from DMDAGetCorners(). In both cases the arguments from DMDAGet[Ghost]Corners() are reversed in the call to VecGetArray3d().

For standard PETSc vectors this is an inexpensive call; it does not copy the vector values.

See Also

VecGetArray(), VecRestoreArray(), VecGetArrays(), VecGetArrayF90(), VecPlaceArray(),
VecRestoreArray2d(), DMDAVecGetarray(), DMDAVecRestoreArray(), VecGetArray3d(), VecRestoreArray3d(), VecGetArray1d(), VecRestoreArray1d(), VecGetArray4d(), VecRestoreArray4d()

Level:developer
Location:
src/vec/vec/interface/rvector.c
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