hi

was just wondering if it would be easy to add in the libMesh library the feature of doing the domain decomposition for nodes, in addition to elements as it does right now.
the reason of my inquiry is that this new feature would be handy in case one implements libMesh for Meshless methods...or any other techniques (don't have something else in mind) for which partitioning is done for the mesh nodes instead for mesh elements.
i guess that this will need to provide a few additional functions to the MeshBase class, like:
   n_active_local_nodes()
   active_local_node_begin()
   active_local_node_end()
   active_not_local_elements_begin()
   active_not_local_elements_end()
etc...

cheers,
Vas