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PetscOptionsBegin

Begins a set of queries on the options database that are related and should be displayed on the same window of a GUI that allows the user to set the options interactively. Often one should use PetscObjectOptionsBegin() rather than this call.

Synopsis

#include <petscoptions.h>
PetscErrorCode PetscOptionsBegin(MPI_Comm comm,const char prefix[],const char title[],const char mansec[])
Collective

Input Parameters

comm - communicator that shares GUI
prefix - options prefix for all options displayed on window
title - short descriptive text, for example "Krylov Solver Options"
mansec - section of manual pages for options, for example KSP

Notes

The set of queries needs to be ended by a call to PetscOptionsEnd().

One can add subheadings with PetscOptionsHead().

Developer Notes

PetscOptionsPublish is set in PetscOptionsCheckInitial_Private() with -saws_options. When PetscOptionsPublish is set the loop between PetscOptionsBegin() and PetscOptionsEnd() is run THREE times with PetscOptionsPublishCount of values -1,0,1. Otherwise the loop is run ONCE with a PetscOptionsPublishCount of 1.
-1 - PetscOptionsInt() etc. just call PetscOptionsGetInt() etc.
0 - The GUI objects are created in PetscOptionsInt() etc. and displayed in PetscOptionsEnd() and the options database updated with user changes; PetscOptionsGetInt() etc. are also called.
1 - PetscOptionsInt() etc. again call PetscOptionsGetInt() etc. (possibly getting new values), in addition the help message and default values are printed if -help was given. When PetscOptionsObject.changedmethod is set this causes PetscOptionsPublishCount to be reset to -2 (so in the next loop iteration it is -1) and the whole process is repeated. This is to handle when, for example, the KSPType is changed thus changing the list of options available so they need to be redisplayed so the user can change the. Changing PetscOptionsObjects.changedmethod is never currently set.

See Also

PetscOptionsGetReal(), PetscOptionsHasName(), PetscOptionsGetString(), PetscOptionsGetInt(),
PetscOptionsGetIntArray(), PetscOptionsGetRealArray(), PetscOptionsBool() PetscOptionsInt(), PetscOptionsString(), PetscOptionsReal(), PetscOptionsBool(), PetscOptionsName(), PetscOptionsBegin(), PetscOptionsEnd(), PetscOptionsHead(), PetscOptionsStringArray(),PetscOptionsRealArray(), PetscOptionsScalar(), PetscOptionsBoolGroupBegin(), PetscOptionsBoolGroup(), PetscOptionsBoolGroupEnd(), PetscOptionsFList(), PetscOptionsEList(), PetscObjectOptionsBegin()

Level

intermediate

Location

src/sys/objects/../../../include/petscoptions.h

Examples

src/vec/vec/utils/tagger/examples/tutorials/ex1.c.html
src/vec/is/sf/examples/tutorials/ex1.c.html
src/mat/examples/tutorials/ex17.c.html
src/dm/impls/plex/examples/tutorials/ex2.c.html
src/dm/impls/plex/examples/tutorials/ex5.c.html
src/dm/impls/forest/examples/tutorials/ex1.c.html
src/dm/examples/tutorials/ex9.c.html
src/dm/label/examples/tutorials/ex1.c.html
src/dm/field/examples/tutorials/ex1.c.html
src/ksp/ksp/examples/tutorials/ex18.c.html
src/ksp/ksp/examples/tutorials/ex29.c.html

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