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Scilab help >> PVM parallel Toolbox > pvm_getinst


returns the instance number in a group of a PVM process.

Calling Sequence

[inum] = pvm_getinst(group, tid)



string, string group name of an existing group.


integer, task identifier of a PVM process.


integer, instance number returned by the routine.


pvm_getinst takes a group name group and a PVM task identifier tid and returns the unique instance number that corresponds to the input. It can be called by any task whether in the group or not.

The returned value inumwill be >= 0 if the call is successful and will be will be < 0 if some error occurs.

See Also

  • pvm_joingroup — enrolls the calling process in a named group.
  • pvm_gettid — returns the tid of the process identified by a group name and instance number
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