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MatMatMult

Performs Matrix-Matrix Multiplication C=A*B.

Synopsis

#include "petscmat.h" 
PetscErrorCode MatMatMult(Mat A,Mat B,MatReuse scall,PetscReal fill,Mat *C)
Neighbor-wise Collective on Mat

Input Parameters

A - the left matrix
B - the right matrix
scall - either MAT_INITIAL_MATRIX or MAT_REUSE_MATRIX
fill - expected fill as ratio of nnz(C)/(nnz(A) + nnz(B)), use PETSC_DEFAULT if you do not have a good estimate if the result is a dense matrix this is irrelevent

Output Parameters

C - the product matrix

Notes

Unless scall is MAT_REUSE_MATRIX C will be created.

MAT_REUSE_MATRIX can only be used if the matrices A and B have the same nonzero pattern as in the previous call and C was obtained from a previous call to this function with MAT_INITIAL_MATRIX.

To determine the correct fill value, run with -info and search for the string "Fill ratio" to see the value actually needed.

If you have many matrices with the same non-zero structure to multiply, you should use MatProductCreate()/MatProductSymbolic(C)/ReplaceMats(), and call MatProductNumeric() repeatedly.

In the special case where matrix B (and hence C) are dense you can create the correctly sized matrix C yourself and then call this routine with MAT_REUSE_MATRIX, rather than first having MatMatMult() create it for you. You can NEVER do this if the matrix C is sparse.

See Also

MatTransposeMatMult(), MatMatTransposeMult(), MatPtAP()

Level

intermediate

Location

src/mat/interface/matrix.c

Examples

src/snes/tutorials/ex70.c.html
src/tao/pde_constrained/tutorials/elliptic.c.html
src/tao/pde_constrained/tutorials/parabolic.c.html

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