[Gmsh] Can GMSH return element type list

Martin Vymazal martin.vymazal at vki.ac.be
Wed Sep 24 13:48:42 CEST 2014

Hi Aleksejs,

 a small correction - it's section 9.1 in the reference manual that I meant in 
my previous email, not 9.2.


On Wednesday 24 of September 2014 11:33:32 Aleksejs Fomins wrote:
> Dear GMSH,
> I was wondering if it is possible, when saving a .msh file with GMSH, to
> output the total number of elements of each type. I can of course
> calculate it myself when reading the file, but it takes extra time for
> larger meshes. In particular, if I want to read the file in parallel, I
> need to know these numbers so that I can choose a priori which elements
> belong on this process and which do not. At the moment, I have to read
> the file twice - first time to find out the total number of elements of
> each type, and second time, to actually read the elements.
> Do you think this is possible?
> Regards,
> Aleksejs
> P.S. So far you have not replied to about 3 of my messages! I feel sad