[petsc-users] using metis in petsc

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Wed May 23 06:42:25 CDT 2012

On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 5:01 AM, RenZhengYong <renzhengyong at gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear PETscs,
> I want to use the metis in my code and calling petsc to solve the system
> of linear equation.
> I find that there is a libmetis.a included in petsc. So, I want to use the
> metis routins via petsc.
> However, when I included:
> include ${PETSC_DIR}/conf/variables
> include ${PETSC_DIR}/conf/rules
> in my makefile.
> And the compiler icpc told me that:
> catastrophic error: cannot open source file "metis.h".
> My question is where is the "metis.h" in petsc?
> I actually installed the latest version of metis 5.0 in my disk.  And I
> find the interfaces of this 5.0 version metis and the older version metis
> in petsc-3.2-p7 are quite different. So, I want to use the metis in the
> petsc-3.2-p7.

If you want to use Metis 5.0, upgrade to petsc-dev. We are frozen for
release, so its the same as 3.3 now anyway.


> Best wishes
> Zhengyong
> --
> Zhengyong Ren
> AUG Group, Institute of Geophysics
> Department of Geosciences, ETH Zurich
> NO H 47 Sonneggstrasse 5
> CH-8092, Zürich, Switzerland
> Tel: +41 44 633 37561
> e-mail: zhengyong.ren at aug.ig.erdw.ethz.ch
> Gmail: renzhengyong at gmail.com

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experiments lead.
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