Dear all, While I was learning how to use the deal.ii library, one of the my major theoretical problems was the plethora of choices in solvers+preconditioners available, as I mentioned in another post. For instance, most of the Tutorial steps mention that you can use CG when the tangent matrix is symmetric, but not often does it mention what to do if your matrix is asymmetric. I think having a short summary or a table with the solvers in the documentation could help solve (hehe) this issue. Naturally, something similar could be done regarding preconditioners.
I am willing to write such documentation. As I plan it right now, a lot of of the work would to summarise and write down the contents of Prof. Bangerth's Lectures 34-38 and 41.75. As for the algebraic properties required for the solvers to work, I think using the Templates book and PETSc documentation should suffice, but I am always open to more sources. That said all, I can see a few reasons why one would *not* want to have this summary in the documentation, the most important being that it is possible that a beginner could get a "good enough" idea and not look deeper into the documentation to something that would be more beneficial to them. Therefore, before starting this side project, I would like to know if the maintainers think it is a good idea to have such summary in the documentation, and would be pleased to hear more thoughts on the issue. Bests, Lucas -- The deal.II project is located at http://www.dealii.org/ For mailing list/forum options, see https://groups.google.com/d/forum/dealii?hl=en --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "deal.II User Group" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to dealii+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.