person who wrote PetscRandomGetValueReal() PetscRandomGetValueImaginary()

Matthew Knepley knepley at
Fri Oct 23 14:26:57 CDT 2009


However, Igot an unholy merge on It is definitely screwed up. I
can fix it when
I get home on Sunday.


On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 2:07 PM, Barry Smith <bsmith at> wrote:

>  PetscRandomGetValueReal() and PetscRandomGetValueImaginary() have no
> mention in their manual pages what they do?
> Do they return random numbers with a zero imaginary part and a zero real
> part respectively? Manual page does not see.
> Also PetscRandomGetValue() does not have .seealso to these two functions,
> nor do these two functions have .seealso to the other.
>  Whoever wrote these things please fix this.
>   Barry

What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their experiments
is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their experiments
-- Norbert Wiener
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