Reference documentation for deal.II version Git d228448 20171017 21:17:08 +0200

#include <deal.II/lac/sparsity_pattern.h>
Public Types  
typedef types::global_dof_index  size_type 
typedef SparsityPatternIterators::Iterator  const_iterator 
typedef SparsityPatternIterators::Iterator  iterator 
Public Member Functions  
Construction and setup Constructors, destructor; functions  
initializing, copying and filling an object.  
SparsityPattern ()  
SparsityPattern (const SparsityPattern &)  
SparsityPattern (const size_type m, const size_type n, const unsigned int max_per_row)  
SparsityPattern (const size_type m, const size_type n, const std::vector< unsigned int > &row_lengths)  
SparsityPattern (const size_type m, const unsigned int max_per_row)  
SparsityPattern (const size_type m, const std::vector< unsigned int > &row_lengths)  
SparsityPattern (const SparsityPattern &original, const unsigned int max_per_row, const size_type extra_off_diagonals)  
~SparsityPattern ()=default  
SparsityPattern &  operator= (const SparsityPattern &) 
void  reinit (const size_type m, const size_type n, const unsigned int max_per_row) 
void  reinit (const size_type m, const size_type n, const std::vector< unsigned int > &row_lengths) 
void  reinit (const size_type m, const size_type n, const VectorSlice< const std::vector< unsigned int > > &row_lengths) 
void  compress () 
template<typename ForwardIterator >  
void  copy_from (const size_type n_rows, const size_type n_cols, const ForwardIterator begin, const ForwardIterator end) 
void  copy_from (const DynamicSparsityPattern &dsp) 
void  copy_from (const SparsityPattern &sp) 
template<typename number >  
void  copy_from (const FullMatrix< number > &matrix) 
void  symmetrize () 
void  add (const size_type i, const size_type j) 
template<typename ForwardIterator >  
void  add_entries (const size_type row, ForwardIterator begin, ForwardIterator end, const bool indices_are_sorted=false) 
Iterators  
iterator  begin () const 
iterator  end () const 
iterator  begin (const size_type r) const 
iterator  end (const size_type r) const 
Querying information  
bool  operator== (const SparsityPattern &) const 
bool  empty () const 
size_type  max_entries_per_row () const 
size_type  bandwidth () const 
std::size_t  n_nonzero_elements () const 
bool  is_compressed () const 
size_type  n_rows () const 
size_type  n_cols () const 
unsigned int  row_length (const size_type row) const 
bool  stores_only_added_elements () const 
std::size_t  memory_consumption () const 
Accessing entries  
size_type  operator() (const size_type i, const size_type j) const 
std::pair< size_type, size_type >  matrix_position (const std::size_t global_index) const 
bool  exists (const size_type i, const size_type j) const 
size_type  row_position (const size_type i, const size_type j) const 
size_type  column_number (const size_type row, const unsigned int index) const 
Input/Output  
void  block_write (std::ostream &out) const 
void  block_read (std::istream &in) 
void  print (std::ostream &out) const 
void  print_gnuplot (std::ostream &out) const 
void  print_svg (std::ostream &out) const 
template<class Archive >  
void  save (Archive &ar, const unsigned int version) const 
template<class Archive >  
void  load (Archive &ar, const unsigned int version) 
Public Member Functions inherited from Subscriptor  
Subscriptor ()  
Subscriptor (const Subscriptor &)  
Subscriptor (Subscriptor &&)  
virtual  ~Subscriptor () 
Subscriptor &  operator= (const Subscriptor &) 
Subscriptor &  operator= (Subscriptor &&) 
void  subscribe (const char *identifier=nullptr) const 
void  unsubscribe (const char *identifier=nullptr) const 
unsigned int  n_subscriptions () const 
void  list_subscribers () const 
template<class Archive >  
void  serialize (Archive &ar, const unsigned int version) 
Static Public Member Functions  
static::ExceptionBase &  ExcNotEnoughSpace (int arg1, int arg2) 
static::ExceptionBase &  ExcNotCompressed () 
static::ExceptionBase &  ExcMatrixIsCompressed () 
static::ExceptionBase &  ExcIteratorRange (int arg1, int arg2) 
static::ExceptionBase &  ExcInvalidNumberOfPartitions (int arg1) 
Static Public Member Functions inherited from Subscriptor  
static::ExceptionBase &  ExcInUse (int arg1, char *arg2, std::string &arg3) 
static::ExceptionBase &  ExcNoSubscriber (char *arg1, char *arg2) 
Static Public Attributes  
static const size_type  invalid_entry = numbers::invalid_size_type 
Private Attributes  
size_type  max_dim 
size_type  rows 
size_type  cols 
std::size_t  max_vec_len 
unsigned int  max_row_length 
std::unique_ptr< std::size_t[]>  rowstart 
std::unique_ptr< size_type[]>  colnums 
bool  compressed 
bool  store_diagonal_first_in_row 
Friends  
template<typename number >  
class  SparseMatrix 
template<typename number >  
class  SparseLUDecomposition 
template<typename number >  
class  SparseILU 
template<typename number >  
class  ChunkSparseMatrix 
class  ChunkSparsityPattern 
class  SparsityPatternIterators::Iterator 
class  SparsityPatternIterators::Accessor 
class  ChunkSparsityPatternIterators::Accessor 
A class that can store which elements of a matrix are nonzero (or, in fact, may be nonzero) and for which we have to allocate memory to store their values. This class is an example of the "static" type of sparsity patters (see Sparsity patterns). It uses the compressed row storage (CSR) format to store data, and is used as the basis for the SparseMatrix class.
The elements of a SparsityPattern, corresponding to the places where SparseMatrix objects can store nonzero entries, are stored rowbyrow. Within each row, elements are generally stored lefttoright in increasing column index order; the exception to this rule is that if the matrix is square (n_rows() == n_columns()), then the diagonal entry is stored as the first element in each row to make operations like applying a Jacobi or SSOR preconditioner faster. As a consequence, if you traverse the elements of a row of a SparsityPattern with the help of iterators into this object (using SparsityPattern::begin and SparsityPattern::end) you will find that the elements are not sorted by column index within each row whenever the matrix is square (the first item will be the diagonal, followed by the other entries sorted by column index).
Definition at line 342 of file sparsity_pattern.h.
Declare type for container size.
Definition at line 348 of file sparsity_pattern.h.
Typedef an iterator class that allows to walk over all nonzero elements of a sparsity pattern.
Definition at line 356 of file sparsity_pattern.h.
Typedef an iterator class that allows to walk over all nonzero elements of a sparsity pattern.
Since the iterator does not allow to modify the sparsity pattern, this type is the same as that for const_iterator
.
Definition at line 367 of file sparsity_pattern.h.
SparsityPattern::SparsityPattern  (  ) 
Initialize the matrix empty, that is with no memory allocated. This is useful if you want such objects as member variables in other classes. You can make the structure usable by calling the reinit() function.
Definition at line 40 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
SparsityPattern::SparsityPattern  (  const SparsityPattern &  s  ) 
Copy constructor. This constructor is only allowed to be called if the matrix structure to be copied is empty. This is so in order to prevent involuntary copies of objects for temporaries, which can use large amounts of computing time. However, copy constructors are needed if one wants to place a SparsityPattern in a container, e.g., to write such statements like v.push_back (SparsityPattern());
, with v
a std::vector of SparsityPattern objects.
Usually, it is sufficient to use the explicit keyword to disallow unwanted temporaries, but this does not work for std::vector
s. Since copying a structure like this is not useful anyway because multiple matrices can use the same sparsity structure, copies are only allowed for empty objects, as described above.
Definition at line 54 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
SparsityPattern::SparsityPattern  (  const size_type  m, 
const size_type  n,  
const unsigned int  max_per_row  
) 
Initialize a rectangular pattern of size m x n
.
[in]  m  The number of rows. 
[in]  n  The number of columns. 
[in]  max_per_row  Maximum number of nonzero entries per row. 
Definition at line 75 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
SparsityPattern::SparsityPattern  (  const size_type  m, 
const size_type  n,  
const std::vector< unsigned int > &  row_lengths  
) 
Initialize a rectangular pattern of size m x n
.
[in]  m  The number of rows. 
[in]  n  The number of columns. 
[in]  row_lengths  Possible number of nonzero entries for each row. This vector must have one entry for each row. 
Definition at line 91 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
SparsityPattern::SparsityPattern  (  const size_type  m, 
const unsigned int  max_per_row  
) 
Initialize a quadratic pattern of dimension m
with at most max_per_row
nonzero entries per row.
This constructor automatically enables optimized storage of diagonal elements. To avoid this, use the constructor taking row and column numbers separately.
Definition at line 106 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
SparsityPattern::SparsityPattern  (  const size_type  m, 
const std::vector< unsigned int > &  row_lengths  
) 
Initialize a quadratic pattern of size m x m
.
[in]  m  The number of rows and columns. 
[in]  row_lengths  Maximum number of nonzero entries for each row. This vector must have one entry for each row. 
Definition at line 119 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
SparsityPattern::SparsityPattern  (  const SparsityPattern &  original, 
const unsigned int  max_per_row,  
const size_type  extra_off_diagonals  
) 
Make a copy with extra offdiagonals.
This constructs objects intended for the application of the ILU(n)method or other incomplete decompositions. Therefore, additional to the original entry structure, space for extra_off_diagonals
side diagonals is provided on both sides of the main diagonal.
max_per_row
is the maximum number of nonzero elements per row which this structure is to hold. It is assumed that this number is sufficiently large to accommodate both the elements in original
as well as the new offdiagonal elements created by this constructor. You will usually want to give the same number as you gave for original
plus the number of side diagonals times two. You may however give a larger value if you wish to add further nonzero entries for the decomposition based on other criteria than their being on side diagonals.
This function requires that original
refers to a quadratic matrix structure. It must be compressed. The matrix structure is not compressed after this function finishes.
Definition at line 132 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.

default 
Destructor.
SparsityPattern & SparsityPattern::operator=  (  const SparsityPattern &  s  ) 
Copy operator. For this the same holds as for the copy constructor: it is declared, defined and fine to be called, but the latter only for empty objects.
Definition at line 218 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
void SparsityPattern::reinit  (  const size_type  m, 
const size_type  n,  
const unsigned int  max_per_row  
) 
Reallocate memory and set up data structures for a new matrix with m
rows and n
columns, with at most max_per_row
nonzero entries per row.
This function simply maps its operations to the other reinit
function.
Definition at line 236 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
void SparsityPattern::reinit  (  const size_type  m, 
const size_type  n,  
const std::vector< unsigned int > &  row_lengths  
) 
Reallocate memory for a matrix of size m x n
. The number of entries for each row is taken from the array row_lengths
which has to give this number of each row i=1...m
.
If m*n==0
all memory is freed, resulting in a total reinitialization of the object. If it is nonzero, new memory is only allocated if the new size extends the old one. This is done to save time and to avoid fragmentation of the heap.
If the number of rows equals the number of columns and the last parameter is true, diagonal elements are stored first in each row to allow optimized access in relaxation methods of SparseMatrix.
Definition at line 573 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
void SparsityPattern::reinit  (  const size_type  m, 
const size_type  n,  
const VectorSlice< const std::vector< unsigned int > > &  row_lengths  
) 
Same as above, but with a VectorSlice argument instead.
Definition at line 248 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
void SparsityPattern::compress  (  ) 
This function compresses the sparsity structure that this object represents. It does so by eliminating unused entries and sorting the remaining ones to allow faster access by usage of binary search algorithms. A special sorting scheme is used for the diagonal entry of quadratic matrices, which is always the first entry of each row.
The memory which is no more needed is released.
SparseMatrix objects require the SparsityPattern objects they are initialized with to be compressed, to reduce memory requirements.
Definition at line 356 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
void SparsityPattern::copy_from  (  const size_type  n_rows, 
const size_type  n_cols,  
const ForwardIterator  begin,  
const ForwardIterator  end  
) 
This function can be used as a replacement for reinit(), subsequent calls to add() and a final call to close() if you know exactly in advance the entries that will form the matrix sparsity pattern.
The first two parameters determine the size of the matrix. For the two last ones, note that a sparse matrix can be described by a sequence of rows, each of which is represented by a sequence of pairs of column indices and values. In the present context, the begin() and end() parameters designate iterators (of forward iterator type) into a container, one representing one row. The distance between begin() and end() should therefore be equal to n_rows(). These iterators may be iterators of std::vector
, std::list
, pointers into a Cstyle array, or any other iterator satisfying the requirements of a forward iterator. The objects pointed to by these iterators (i.e. what we get after applying operator*
or operator>
to one of these iterators) must be a container itself that provides functions begin
and end
designating a range of iterators that describe the contents of one line. Dereferencing these inner iterators must either yield a pair of an unsigned integer as column index and a value of arbitrary type (such a type would be used if we wanted to describe a sparse matrix with one such object), or simply an unsigned integer (of we only wanted to describe a sparsity pattern). The function is able to determine itself whether an unsigned integer or a pair is what we get after dereferencing the inner iterators, through some template magic.
While the order of the outer iterators denotes the different rows of the matrix, the order of the inner iterator denoting the columns does not matter, as they are sorted internal to this function anyway.
Since that all sounds very complicated, consider the following example code, which may be used to fill a sparsity pattern:
Note that this example works since the iterators dereferenced yield containers with functions begin
and end
(namely std::vector
s), and the inner iterators dereferenced yield unsigned integers as column indices. Note that we could have replaced each of the two std::vector
occurrences by std::list
, and the inner one by std::set
as well.
Another example would be as follows, where we initialize a whole matrix, not only a sparsity pattern:
This example works because dereferencing iterators of the inner type yields a pair of unsigned integers and a value, the first of which we take as column index. As previously, the outer std::vector
could be replaced by std::list
, and the inner std::map<unsigned int,double>
could be replaced by std::vector<std::pair<unsigned int,double> >
, or a list or set of such pairs, as they all return iterators that point to such pairs.
void SparsityPattern::copy_from  (  const DynamicSparsityPattern &  dsp  ) 
Copy data from a DynamicSparsityPattern. Previous content of this object is lost, and the sparsity pattern is in compressed mode afterwards.
Definition at line 508 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
void SparsityPattern::copy_from  (  const SparsityPattern &  sp  ) 
Copy data from a SparsityPattern. Previous content of this object is lost, and the sparsity pattern is in compressed mode afterwards.
Definition at line 460 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
void SparsityPattern::copy_from  (  const FullMatrix< number > &  matrix  ) 
Take a full matrix and use its nonzero entries to generate a sparse matrix entry pattern for this object.
Previous content of this object is lost, and the sparsity pattern is in compressed mode afterwards.
Definition at line 542 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
void SparsityPattern::symmetrize  (  ) 
Make the sparsity pattern symmetric by adding the sparsity pattern of the transpose object.
This function throws an exception if the sparsity pattern does not represent a quadratic matrix.
Definition at line 800 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
Add a nonzero entry to the matrix. This function may only be called for noncompressed sparsity patterns.
If the entry already exists, nothing bad happens.
Definition at line 665 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
void SparsityPattern::add_entries  (  const size_type  row, 
ForwardIterator  begin,  
ForwardIterator  end,  
const bool  indices_are_sorted = false 

) 
Add several nonzero entries to the specified matrix row. This function may only be called for noncompressed sparsity patterns.
If some of the entries already exist, nothing bad happens.
Definition at line 694 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
iterator SparsityPattern::begin  (  )  const 
Iterator starting at the first entry of the matrix. The resulting iterator can be used to walk over all nonzero entries of the sparsity pattern.
Note the discussion in the general documentation of this class about the order in which elements are accessed.
iterator SparsityPattern::end  (  )  const 
Final iterator.
Iterator starting at the first entry of row r
.
Note that if the given row is empty, i.e. does not contain any nonzero entries, then the iterator returned by this function equals end(r)
. Note also that the iterator may not be dereferencable in that case.
Note also the discussion in the general documentation of this class about the order in which elements are accessed.
Final iterator of row r
. It points to the first element past the end of line r
, or past the end of the entire sparsity pattern.
Note that the end iterator is not necessarily dereferencable. This is in particular the case if it is the end iterator for the last row of a matrix.
bool SparsityPattern::operator==  (  const SparsityPattern &  )  const 
Test for equality of two SparsityPatterns.
bool SparsityPattern::empty  (  )  const 
Return whether the object is empty. It is empty if no memory is allocated, which is the same as that both dimensions are zero.
Definition at line 584 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
SparsityPattern::size_type SparsityPattern::max_entries_per_row  (  )  const 
Return the maximum number of entries per row. Before compression, this equals the number given to the constructor, while after compression, it equals the maximum number of entries actually allocated by the user.
Definition at line 607 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
SparsityPattern::size_type SparsityPattern::bandwidth  (  )  const 
Compute the bandwidth of the matrix represented by this structure. The bandwidth is the maximum of \(ij\) for which the index pair \((i,j)\) represents a nonzero entry of the matrix. Consequently, the maximum bandwidth a \(n\times m\) matrix can have is \(\max\{n1,m1\}\), a diagonal matrix has bandwidth 0, and there are at most \(2*q+1\) entries per row if the bandwidth is \(q\). The returned quantity is sometimes called "half bandwidth" in the literature.
Definition at line 907 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
std::size_t SparsityPattern::n_nonzero_elements  (  )  const 
Return the number of nonzero elements of this matrix. Actually, it returns the number of entries in the sparsity pattern; if any of the entries should happen to be zero, it is counted anyway.
This function may only be called if the matrix struct is compressed. It does not make too much sense otherwise anyway.
bool SparsityPattern::is_compressed  (  )  const 
Return whether the structure is compressed or not.
size_type SparsityPattern::n_rows  (  )  const 
Return number of rows of this matrix, which equals the dimension of the image space.
size_type SparsityPattern::n_cols  (  )  const 
Return number of columns of this matrix, which equals the dimension of the range space.
unsigned int SparsityPattern::row_length  (  const size_type  row  )  const 
Number of entries in a specific row.
bool SparsityPattern::stores_only_added_elements  (  )  const 
Return whether this object stores only those entries that have been added explicitly, or if the sparsity pattern contains elements that have been added through other means (implicitly) while building it. For the current class, the result is false if and only if it is square because it then unconditionally stores the diagonal entries whether they have been added explicitly or not.
This function mainly serves the purpose of describing the current class in cases where several kinds of sparsity patterns can be passed as template arguments.
std::size_t SparsityPattern::memory_consumption  (  )  const 
Determine an estimate for the memory consumption (in bytes) of this object. See MemoryConsumption.
Definition at line 998 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
SparsityPattern::size_type SparsityPattern::operator()  (  const size_type  i, 
const size_type  j  
)  const 
Return the index of the matrix element with row number i
and column number j
. If the matrix element is not a nonzero one, return SparsityPattern::invalid_entry.
This function is usually called by the SparseMatrix::operator()(). It may only be called for compressed sparsity patterns, since in this case searching whether the entry exists can be done quite fast with a binary sort algorithm because the column numbers are sorted.
If m
is the number of entries in row
, then the complexity of this function is log(m) if the sparsity pattern is compressed.
i
to find whether index j
exists. Thus, it is more expensive than necessary in cases where you want to loop over all of the nonzero elements of this sparsity pattern (or of a sparse matrix associated with it) or of a single row. In such cases, it is more efficient to use iterators over the elements of the sparsity pattern or of the sparse matrix. Definition at line 626 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
std::pair< SparsityPattern::size_type, SparsityPattern::size_type > SparsityPattern::matrix_position  (  const std::size_t  global_index  )  const 
This is the inverse operation to operator()(): given a global index, find out row and column of the matrix entry to which it belongs. The returned value is the pair composed of row and column index.
This function may only be called if the sparsity pattern is closed. The global index must then be between zero and n_nonzero_elements().
If N
is the number of rows of this matrix, then the complexity of this function is log(N).
Definition at line 775 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
Check if a value at a certain position may be nonzero.
Definition at line 741 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
SparsityPattern::size_type SparsityPattern::row_position  (  const size_type  i, 
const size_type  j  
)  const 
The index of a global matrix entry in its row.
This function is analogous to operator(), but it computes the index not with respect to the total field, but only with respect to the row j
.
Definition at line 758 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
Access to column number field. Return the column number of the index
th entry in row
. Note that if diagonal elements are optimized, the first element in each row is the diagonal element, i.e. column_number(row,0)==row
.
If the sparsity pattern is already compressed, then (except for the diagonal element), the entries are sorted by columns, i.e. column_number(row,i)
<
column_number(row,i+1)
.
void SparsityPattern::block_write  (  std::ostream &  out  )  const 
Write the data of this object en bloc to a file. This is done in a binary mode, so the output is neither readable by humans nor (probably) by other computers using a different operating system or number format.
The purpose of this function is that you can swap out matrices and sparsity pattern if you are short of memory, want to communicate between different programs, or allow objects to be persistent across different runs of the program.
Definition at line 926 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
void SparsityPattern::block_read  (  std::istream &  in  ) 
Read data that has previously been written by block_write() from a file. This is done using the inverse operations to the above function, so it is reasonably fast because the bitstream is not interpreted except for a few numbers up front.
The object is resized on this operation, and all previous contents are lost.
A primitive form of error checking is performed which will recognize the bluntest attempts to interpret some data as a vector stored bitwise to a file, but not more.
Definition at line 954 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
void SparsityPattern::print  (  std::ostream &  out  )  const 
Print the sparsity of the matrix. The output consists of one line per row of the format [i,j1,j2,j3,...]
. i is the row number and jn are the allocated columns in this row.
Definition at line 834 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
void SparsityPattern::print_gnuplot  (  std::ostream &  out  )  const 
Print the sparsity of the matrix in a format that gnuplot
understands and which can be used to plot the sparsity pattern in a graphical way. The format consists of pairs i j
of nonzero elements, each representing one entry of this matrix, one per line of the output file. Indices are counted from zero on, as usual. Since sparsity patterns are printed in the same way as matrices are displayed, we print the negative of the column index, which means that the (0,0)
element is in the top left rather than in the bottom left corner.
Print the sparsity pattern in gnuplot by setting the data style to dots or points and use the plot
command.
Definition at line 855 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
void SparsityPattern::print_svg  (  std::ostream &  out  )  const 
Prints the sparsity of the matrix in a .svg file which can be opened in a web browser. The .svg file contains squares which correspond to the entries in the matrix. An entry in the matrix which contains a nonzero value corresponds with a red square while a zerovalued entry in the matrix correspond with a white square.
Definition at line 873 of file sparsity_pattern.cc.
void SparsityPattern::save  (  Archive &  ar, 
const unsigned int  version  
)  const 
Write the data of this object to a stream for the purpose of serialization
void SparsityPattern::load  (  Archive &  ar, 
const unsigned int  version  
) 
Read the data of this object from a stream for the purpose of serialization

friend 
Make all sparse matrices friends of this class.
Typedef for the sparse matrix type used.
Definition at line 1107 of file sparsity_pattern.h.

friend 
Also give access to internal details to the iterator/accessor classes.
Definition at line 1117 of file sparsity_pattern.h.

static 
Define a value which is used to indicate that a certain value in the colnums array is unused, i.e. does not represent a certain column number index.
Indices with this invalid value are used to insert new entries to the sparsity pattern using the add() member function, and are removed when calling compress().
You should not assume that the variable declared here has a certain value. The initialization is given here only to enable the compiler to perform some optimizations, but the actual value of the variable may change over time.
Definition at line 384 of file sparsity_pattern.h.

private 
Maximum number of rows that can be stored in the rowstart array. Since reallocation of that array only happens if the present one is too small, but never when the size of this matrix structure shrinks, max_dim might be larger than rows and in this case rowstart has more elements than are used.
Definition at line 1027 of file sparsity_pattern.h.

private 
Number of rows that this sparsity structure shall represent.
Definition at line 1032 of file sparsity_pattern.h.

private 
Number of columns that this sparsity structure shall represent.
Definition at line 1037 of file sparsity_pattern.h.

private 
Size of the actually allocated array colnums. Here, the same applies as for the rowstart array, i.e. it may be larger than the actually used part of the array.
Definition at line 1044 of file sparsity_pattern.h.

private 
Maximum number of elements per row. This is set to the value given to the reinit() function (or to the constructor), or to the maximum row length computed from the vectors in case the more flexible constructors or reinit versions are called. Its value is more or less meaningless after compress() has been called.
Definition at line 1053 of file sparsity_pattern.h.

private 
Array which hold for each row which is the first element in colnums belonging to that row. Note that the size of the array is one larger than the number of rows, because the last element is used for row
=rows, i.e. the row past the last used one. The value of rowstart[rows]} equals the index of the element past the end in colnums; this way, we are able to write loops like for (i=rowstart[k]; i<rowstart[k+1]; ++i)
also for the last row.
Note that the actual size of the allocated memory may be larger than the region that is used. The actual number of elements that was allocated is stored in max_dim.
Definition at line 1068 of file sparsity_pattern.h.

private 
Array of column numbers. In this array, we store for each nonzero element its column number. The column numbers for the elements in row r are stored within the index range rowstart[r]...rowstart[r+1]. Therefore to find out whether a given element (r,c) exists, we have to check whether the column number c exists in the abovementioned range within this array. If it exists, say at position p within this array, the value of the respective element in the sparse matrix will also be at position p of the values array of that class.
At the beginning, all elements of this array are set to 1
indicating invalid (unused) column numbers (diagonal elements are preset if optimized storage is requested, though). Now, if nonzero elements are added, one column number in the row's respective range after the other is set to the column number of the added element. When compress is called, unused elements (indicated by column numbers 1
) are eliminated by copying the column number of subsequent rows and the column numbers within each row (with possible exception of the diagonal element) are sorted, such that finding whether an element exists and determining its position can be done by a binary search.
Definition at line 1092 of file sparsity_pattern.h.

private 
Store whether the compress() function was called for this object.
Definition at line 1097 of file sparsity_pattern.h.

private 
Is special treatment of diagonals enabled?
Definition at line 1102 of file sparsity_pattern.h.