Distributed matrices, vectors, and scalars are collectively
called *linear algebra objects*. The information
that describes a linear algebra object is again encoded in
an object. In this section, we describe the
PLAPACK calls for creating and destroying linear
algebra objects, and extracting the encoded information.

- 2.3.1 Linear algebra object creation
- 2.3.2 Linear algebra object destruction
- 2.3.3 Linear algebra object inquiry routines
- 2.3.4 Extracting and setting local data
- 2.3.5 Initializing object data