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jump command


jump file label 


jump newfile
jump in.run2 runloop
jump SELF runloop 


This command closes the current input script file, opens the file with the specified name, and begins reading SPARTA commands from that file. Unlike the include command, the original file is not returned to, although by using multiple jump commands it is possible to chain from file to file or back to the original file.

If the word "SELF" is used for the filename, then the current input script is re-opened and read again.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The SELF option is not guaranteed to work when the current input script is being read through stdin (standard input), e.g.

spa_g++ < in.script 

since the SELF option invokes the C-library rewind() call, which may not be supported for stdin on some systems or by some MPI implementations. This can be worked around by using the -in command-line argument, e.g.

spa_g++ -in in.script 

or by using the -var command-line argument to pass the script name as a variable to the input script. In the latter case, a variable called "fname" could be used in place of SELF, e.g.

spa_g++ -var fname in.script < in.script 

The 2nd argument to the jump command is optional. If specified, it is treated as a label and the new file is scanned (without executing commands) until the label is found, and commands are executed from that point forward. This can be used to loop over a portion of the input script, as in this example. These commands perform 10 runs, each of 10000 steps, and create 10 dump files named file.1, file.2, etc. The next command is used to exit the loop after 10 iterations. When the "a" variable has been incremented for the tenth time, it will cause the next jump command to be skipped.

variable a loop 10
label loop
dump 1 grid all 100 file.$a
run 10000
undump 1
next a
jump in.flow loop 

If the jump file argument is a variable, the jump command can be used to cause different processor partitions to run different input scripts. In this example, SPARTA is run on 40 processors, with 4 partitions of 10 procs each. An in.file containing the example variable and jump command will cause each partition to run a different simulation.

mpirun -np 40 lmp_ibm -partition 4x10 -in in.file 
variable f world script.1 script.2 script.3 script.4
jump $f 

Here is an example of a double loop which uses the if and jump commands to break out of the inner loop when a condition is met, then continues iterating thru the outer loop.

label	    loopa
variable    a loop 5
  label	    loopb
  variable  b loop 5
  print	    "A,B = $a,$b"
  run       10000
  if	    $b > 2 then "jump in.script break"
  next	    b
  jump	    in.script loopb
label	    break
variable    b delete 
next	    a
jump	    in.script loopa 


If you jump to a file and it does not contain the specified label, SPARTA will come to the end of the file and exit.

Related commands:

variable, include, label, next

Default: none