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Interface to user data structures


PIM iterative method routines need parameters corresponding to external routines for the matrix-vector (possible matrix-transpose-vector) product, and the preconditioner application.

The calling interface for these external routines is fairly simple, e.g.,

subroutine matvec{u,v,ipar}
double precision u(*),v(*)
integer ipar(*)
where the ipar array is the information array that is passed to the iterative method.

Unfortunately this puts a number of restriction on the user's choices. For instance, it implies that the matrix has to be in common blocks, and that the vectors need to be simple arrays; they can not be pointers to more elaborate structures.

Victor Eijkhout
Mon Aug 25 17:46:10 PDT 1997