### How to get array of minimum edge lengths for each cell

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I want to get an array of floats whose length is equal to the number of cells, and gives the minimum edge length of each cell. Does the following give what I want ? Is there a more direct way to get this information ?

```
mesh = UnitSquareMesh(5,10)
V = FunctionSpace(mesh, 'DG', 0)
v = TestFunction(V)
a = assemble(MinCellEdgeLength(mesh)*v*dx)
b = assemble(v*dx)
h = a.array() / b.array()
print h
```

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### 1 Answer

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Maybe you can iterate over cells and then find the shortest edges (?). Something like this:

```
import numpy as np
l = np.zeros(mesh.num_cells())
for c in cells(mesh):
edges = c.entities(1)
l[c.index()] = min([Edge(mesh, edges[0]).length(), \
Edge(mesh, edges[1]).length(), \
Edge(mesh, edges[2]).length()])
```

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Is this a bit more slick?

`l = [min(edge.length() for edge in edges(cell)) for cell in cells(mesh)]`

written
9 months ago by
Nate

yes, that looks nice!

written
9 months ago by
Hernán Mella

This is nice. Can you make it into an answer. Thanks.

written
9 months ago by
Praveen C

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