**A ** -the matrix

PETSc requires that matrices and vectors being used for certain
operations are partitioned accordingly. For example, when
creating a scatter matrix, A, that supports parallel matrix-vector
products using MatMult(A,x,y) the user should set the number
of local matrix rows to be the number of local elements of the
corresponding result vector, y. Note that this is information is
required for use of the matrix interface routines, even though
the scatter matrix may not actually be physically partitioned.

Developer Notes: This directly accesses information inside the VecScatter associated with the matrix-vector product
for this matrix. This is not desirable..

### Keywords

matrix, scatter, create

### See Also

MatScatterSetVecScatter(), MatScatterGetVecScatter(), MATSCATTER

### Level

intermediate

### Location

src/mat/impls/scatter/mscatter.c

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