Sparse System Data Structure for LSA

Sparse System Data Structure for LSA

The basic data structure used for the sparse linear system in the LSA is the compressed sparse row (CSR) data structure. This stores only the "interesting" entries in the matrix, normally just the nonzero ones. In some applications, some zeros are explicitly stored. For example, in a time-dependent PDE solver the user may choose to set up a sparse matrix CSR data structure which holds all entries that might become nonzero during the computations, even if that means on some time steps explicitly storing entries with value 0.

Additional components of the LSA sparse system structure are:

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