[petsc-dev] Computing inverse of a small matrix: MatLUFactor() usage

Tabrez Ali stali at geology.wisc.edu
Wed Nov 21 14:42:57 CST 2012

PETSc comes with Lapack so you can just use dgetrf/dgetri.


On 11/21/2012 02:23 PM, Gautam Bisht wrote:
> Jed,
> On Nov 21, 2012, at 12:09 PM, Jed Brown wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 9:03 PM, Gautam Bisht <gbisht at lbl.gov 
>> <mailto:gbisht at lbl.gov>> wrote:
>>     I need to compute an inverse of M, a small matrix (3x3), and am
>>     coding in Fortran 90. Following the suggestion under FAQ on the
>>     website, I'm trying to use MatMatSolve to obtain the inverse of
>>     matrix. I did the following:
>>     - Created three sequential dense matrices: M, I, Minv
>>     - Filled values in M and I using MatSetValues
>>     - Tried factoring Matrix M before calling MatMatSolve(M,I,Minv,ierr)
>>     I'm not sure what arguments needs to be passed as arguments in
>>     MatLUFactor() corresponding to IS row, IS col, and MatFactorInfo.
>>     I noticed the following note on website that states "*Developer
>>     Note: fortran interface is not autogenerated as the f90 interface
>>     defintion cannot be generated correctly [due to MatFactorInfo]*".
>>     Is there a Fortran90 example demonstrating the use of MatMatSolve()?
>> For a 3x3 matrix, you should just use the explicit formula for the 
>> inverse. Going through the PETSc interface doesn't make sense at all.
> The 3x3 matrix is being generated using MatMult of 3xN and Nx3 
> matrices. I wanted to give MatMatSolve a try, but could not figure how 
> to use it via Fortran. I will now code up the explicit formula.
>>     Additionally, I have been trying to update my copy of petsc-dev,
>>     and am getting timed out from the server.
>> The server died so it has moved to https://bitbucket.org/petsc/petsc-dev.
> -Gautam.
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