Which version of Metis in ParMetis?

The ParMetis distribution includes (and builds) a separate Metis library. What is the relationship of this library to the Metis distribution (e.g., which version)? I'm wondering if for serial use I can just use this library directly (in which case I need a pointer to the appropriate user documentation), or is it a 'special' version intended only for indirect use via ParMetis.


RE: You can use the metis

You can use the metis library that comes along with parmetis.

RE: Just to be sure- the metis

Just to be sure- the metis library that ships with ParMETIS is 4.0.1?

It would be nice to have a VERSION file in the METIS folder.

Sorry bout that, it's obvious from comments in the source code.