Reference documentation for deal.II version 8.4.1

#include <deal.II/base/index_set.h>
Classes  
class  ElementIterator 
class  IntervalAccessor 
class  IntervalIterator 
struct  Range 
Public Types  
typedef types::global_dof_index  size_type 
typedef signed int  value_type 
Public Member Functions  
IndexSet ()  
IndexSet (const size_type size)  
IndexSet (const Epetra_Map &map)  
void  clear () 
void  set_size (const size_type size) 
size_type  size () const 
void  add_range (const size_type begin, const size_type end) 
void  add_index (const size_type index) 
template<typename ForwardIterator >  
void  add_indices (const ForwardIterator &begin, const ForwardIterator &end) 
void  add_indices (const IndexSet &other, const unsigned int offset=0) 
bool  is_element (const size_type index) const 
bool  is_contiguous () const 
size_type  n_elements () const 
size_type  nth_index_in_set (const unsigned int local_index) const 
size_type  index_within_set (const size_type global_index) const 
unsigned int  n_intervals () const 
unsigned int  largest_range_starting_index () const 
void  compress () const 
bool  operator== (const IndexSet &is) const 
bool  operator!= (const IndexSet &is) const 
IndexSet  operator& (const IndexSet &is) const 
IndexSet  get_view (const size_type begin, const size_type end) const 
void  subtract_set (const IndexSet &other) 
void  fill_index_vector (std::vector< size_type > &indices) const 
template<typename VectorType >  
void  fill_binary_vector (VectorType &vector) const 
template<class StreamType >  
void  print (StreamType &out) const 
void  write (std::ostream &out) const 
void  read (std::istream &in) 
void  block_write (std::ostream &out) const 
void  block_read (std::istream &in) 
Epetra_Map  make_trilinos_map (const MPI_Comm &communicator=MPI_COMM_WORLD, const bool overlapping=false) const 
std::size_t  memory_consumption () const 
template<class Archive >  
void  serialize (Archive &ar, const unsigned int version) 
Iterators  
ElementIterator  begin () const 
ElementIterator  end () const 
IntervalIterator  begin_intervals () const 
IntervalIterator  end_intervals () const 
Private Member Functions  
void  do_compress () const 
Private Attributes  
std::vector< Range >  ranges 
bool  is_compressed 
size_type  index_space_size 
size_type  largest_range 
Related Functions  
(Note that these are not member functions.)  
IndexSet  complete_index_set (const unsigned int N) 
A class that represents a subset of indices among a larger set. For example, it can be used to denote the set of degrees of freedom within the range \([0,\text{dof\_handler.n\_dofs})\) that belongs to a particular subdomain, or those among all degrees of freedom that are stored on a particular processor in a distributed parallel computation.
This class can represent a collection of halfopen ranges of indices as well as individual elements. For practical purposes it also stores the overall range these indices can assume. In other words, you need to specify the size of the index space \([0,\text{size})\) of which objects of this class are a subset.
There are two ways to iterate over the IndexSets: First, begin() and end() allow iteration over individual indices in the set. Second, begin_interval() and end_interval() allow iteration over the halfopen ranges as described above.
The data structures used in this class along with a rationale can be found in the Distributed Computing paper.
Definition at line 65 of file index_set.h.
size_type
is the type used for storing the size and the individual entries in the IndexSet.
Definition at line 70 of file index_set.h.
typedef signed int IndexSet::value_type 
One can see an IndexSet as a container of size size(), where the elements of the containers are bool values that are either false or true, depending on whether a particular index is an element of the IndexSet or not. In other words, an IndexSet is a bit like a vector in which the elements we store are booleans. In this view, the correct local typedef indicating the type of the elements of the vector would then be bool
.
On the other hand, bool
has the disadvantage that it is not a numerical type that, for example, allows multiplication with a double
. In other words, one can not easily use a vector of booleans in a place where other vectors are allowed. Consequently, we declare the type of the elements of such a vector as a signed integer. This uses the fact that in the C++ language, booleans are implicitly convertible to integers. In other words, declaring the type of the elements of the vector as a signed integer is only a small lie, but it is a useful one.
Definition at line 95 of file index_set.h.

inline 
Default constructor.
Definition at line 1202 of file index_set.h.

inlineexplicit 
Constructor that also sets the overall size of the index range.
Definition at line 1212 of file index_set.h.

explicit 
Constructor from a trilinos Epetra_Map.
Definition at line 61 of file index_set.cc.

inline 
Remove all indices from this index set. The index set retains its size, however.
Definition at line 1223 of file index_set.h.

inline 
Set the maximal size of the indices upon which this object operates.
This function can only be called if the index set does not yet contain any elements. This can be achieved by calling clear(), for example.
Definition at line 1234 of file index_set.h.

inline 
Return the size of the index space of which this index set is a subset of.
Note that the result is not equal to the number of indices within this set. The latter information is returned by n_elements().
Definition at line 1247 of file index_set.h.
Add the halfopen range \([\text{begin},\text{end})\) to the set of indices represented by this class.
[in]  begin  The first element of the range to be added. 
[in]  end  The pasttheend element of the range to be added. 
Definition at line 86 of file index_set.cc.

inline 
Add an individual index to the set of indices.
Definition at line 1268 of file index_set.h.

inline 
Add a whole set of indices described by dereferencing every element of the iterator range [begin,end)
.
[in]  begin  Iterator to the first element of range of indices to be added 
[in]  end  The pasttheend iterator for the range of elements to be added. 
begin<=end
needs to be satisfied. Definition at line 1291 of file index_set.h.
void IndexSet::add_indices  (  const IndexSet &  other, 
const unsigned int  offset = 0 

) 
Add the given IndexSet other
to the current one, constructing the union of *this and other
.
If the offset
argument is nonzero, then every index in other
is shifted by offset
before being added to the current index set. This allows to construct, for example, one index set from several others that are supposed to represent index sets corresponding to different ranges (e.g., when constructing the set of nonzero entries of a block vector from the sets of nonzero elements of the individual blocks of a vector).
This function will generate an exception if any of the (possibly shifted) indices of the other
index set lie outside the range [0,size())
represented by the current object.
Definition at line 344 of file index_set.cc.

inline 
Return whether the specified index is an element of the index set.
Definition at line 1317 of file index_set.h.

inline 
Return whether the index set stored by this object defines a contiguous range. This is true also if no indices are stored at all.
Definition at line 1370 of file index_set.h.

inline 
Return the number of elements stored in this index set.
Definition at line 1380 of file index_set.h.

inline 
Return the global index of the local index with number local_index
stored in this index set. local_index
obviously needs to be less than n_elements().
Definition at line 1432 of file index_set.h.

inline 
Return the howmanyth element of this set (counted in ascending order) global_index
is. global_index
needs to be less than the size(). This function throws an exception if the index global_index
is not actually a member of this index set, i.e. if is_element(global_index) is false.
Definition at line 1475 of file index_set.h.

inline 
Each index set can be represented as the union of a number of contiguous intervals of indices, where if necessary intervals may only consist of individual elements to represent isolated members of the index set.
This function returns the minimal number of such intervals that are needed to represent the index set under consideration.
Definition at line 1408 of file index_set.h.

inline 
This function returns the local index of the beginning of the largest range.
Definition at line 1418 of file index_set.h.

inline 
Compress the internal representation by merging individual elements with contiguous ranges, etc. This function does not have any external effect.
Definition at line 1256 of file index_set.h.

inline 
Comparison for equality of index sets. This operation is only allowed if the size of the two sets is the same (though of course they do not have to have the same number of indices).
Definition at line 1517 of file index_set.h.

inline 
Comparison for inequality of index sets. This operation is only allowed if the size of the two sets is the same (though of course they do not have to have the same number of indices).
Definition at line 1532 of file index_set.h.
Return the intersection of the current index set and the argument given, i.e. a set of indices that are elements of both index sets. The two index sets must have the same size (though of course they do not have to have the same number of indices).
Definition at line 180 of file index_set.cc.
This command takes an interval [begin, end)
and returns the intersection of the current index set with the interval, shifted to the range [0, endbegin)
.
In other words, the result of this operation is the intersection of the set represented by the current object and the interval [begin, end)
, as seen within the interval [begin, end)
by shifting the result of the intersection operation to the left by begin
. This corresponds to the notion of a view: The interval [begin, end)
is a window through which we see the set represented by the current object.
Definition at line 235 of file index_set.cc.
void IndexSet::subtract_set  (  const IndexSet &  other  ) 
Removes all elements contained in other
from this set. In other words, if \(x\) is the current object and \(o\) the argument, then we compute \(x \leftarrow x \backslash o\).
Definition at line 269 of file index_set.cc.
void IndexSet::fill_index_vector  (  std::vector< size_type > &  indices  )  const 
Fills the given vector with all indices contained in this IndexSet.
Definition at line 461 of file index_set.cc.
void IndexSet::fill_binary_vector  (  VectorType &  vector  )  const 
Fill the given vector with either zero or one elements, providing a binary representation of this index set. The given vector is assumed to already have the correct size.
The given argument is filled with integer values zero and one, using vector.operator[]
. Thus, any object that has such an operator can be used as long as it allows conversion of integers zero and one to elements of the vector. Specifically, this is the case for classes Vector, BlockVector, but also std::vector<bool>, std::vector<int>, and std::vector<double>.

inline 
Outputs a text representation of this IndexSet to the given stream. Used for testing.
Definition at line 1570 of file index_set.h.
void IndexSet::write  (  std::ostream &  out  )  const 
Writes the IndexSet into a text based file format, that can be read in again using the read() function.
Definition at line 394 of file index_set.cc.
void IndexSet::read  (  std::istream &  in  ) 
Constructs the IndexSet from a text based representation given by the stream in
written by the write() function.
Definition at line 409 of file index_set.cc.
void IndexSet::block_write  (  std::ostream &  out  )  const 
Writes the IndexSet into a binary, compact representation, that can be read in again using the block_read() function.
Definition at line 427 of file index_set.cc.
void IndexSet::block_read  (  std::istream &  in  ) 
Constructs the IndexSet from a binary representation given by the stream in
written by the write_block() function.
Definition at line 442 of file index_set.cc.
Epetra_Map IndexSet::make_trilinos_map  (  const MPI_Comm &  communicator = MPI_COMM_WORLD , 
const bool  overlapping = false 

)  const 
Given an MPI communicator, create a Trilinos map object that represents a distribution of vector elements or matrix rows in which we will locally store those elements or rows for which we store the index in the current index set, and all the other elements/rows elsewhere on one of the other MPI processes.
The last argument only plays a role if the communicator is a parallel one, distributing computations across multiple processors. In that case, if the last argument is false, then it is assumed that the index sets this function is called with on all processors are mutually exclusive but together enumerate each index exactly once. In other words, if you call this function on two processors, then the index sets this function is called with must together have all possible indices from zero to size()1, and no index must appear in both index sets. This corresponds, for example, to the case where we want to split the elements of vectors into unique subsets to be stored on different processors – no element should be owned by more than one processor, but each element must be owned by one.
On the other hand, if the second argument is true, then the index sets can be overlapping, and they also do not need to span the whole index set. This is a useful operation if we want to create vectors that not only contain the locally owned indices, but for example also the elements that correspond to degrees of freedom located on ghost cells. Another application of this method is to select a subset of the elements of a vector, e.g. for extracting only certain solution components.
Definition at line 484 of file index_set.cc.
std::size_t IndexSet::memory_consumption  (  )  const 
Determine an estimate for the memory consumption (in bytes) of this object.
Definition at line 549 of file index_set.cc.

inline 
Write or read the data of this object to or from a stream for the purpose of serialization
Definition at line 1603 of file index_set.h.

inline 
Return an iterator that points at the first index that is contained in this IndexSet.
Definition at line 1165 of file index_set.h.

inline 
Return an iterator that points one after the last index that is contained in this IndexSet.
Definition at line 1175 of file index_set.h.

inline 
Return an Iterator that points at the first interval of this IndexSet.
Definition at line 1183 of file index_set.h.

inline 
Return an Iterator that points one after the last interval of this IndexSet.
Definition at line 1193 of file index_set.h.

private 
Actually perform the compress() operation.
Definition at line 118 of file index_set.cc.

related 
Create and return an index set of size \(N\) that contains every single index within this range. In essence, this function returns an index set created by
This function exists so that one can create and initialize index sets that are complete in one step, or so one can write code like
Definition at line 809 of file index_set.h.

mutableprivate 
A set of contiguous ranges of indices that make up (part of) this index set. This variable is always kept sorted.
The variable is marked "mutable" so that it can be changed by compress(), though this of course doesn't change anything about the external representation of this index set.
Definition at line 755 of file index_set.h.

mutableprivate 
True if compress() has been called after the last change in the set of indices.
The variable is marked "mutable" so that it can be changed by compress(), though this of course doesn't change anything about the external representation of this index set.
Definition at line 765 of file index_set.h.

private 
The overall size of the index range. Elements of this index set have to have a smaller number than this value.
Definition at line 771 of file index_set.h.

mutableprivate 
This integer caches the index of the largest range in ranges
. This gives O(1)
access to the range with most elements, while general access costs O(log(n_ranges))
. The largest range is needed for the methods is_element()
, index_within_set()
, nth_index_in_set
. In many applications, the largest range contains most elements (the locally owned range), whereas there are only a few other elements (ghosts).
Definition at line 782 of file index_set.h.