Opened 8 years ago

#4436 new Feature Requests

Introduce an unpack to arguments operation for vectors and matrices

Reported by: nasos_i@… Owned by: Gunter
Milestone: To Be Determined Component: uBLAS
Version: Boost Development Trunk Severity: Not Applicable
Keywords: Cc:


The new ublas assignment facility provides a convenient way to fill up matrices and vectors, but the opposite would also be useful. Quoting:

The boost assignment is really nice, but what about the other direction
(from vector to scalars)? This comes up quite often.

ublas::vector<double> f()
ublas::vector<double> v(2);
 v(0) = 1.1;
v(1) = 2.1;
return v;

double x;
double y;

 ublas::vector<double> v(2);
v(0) = 1.1;
v(1) = 2.1;

ublas::tie(x, y) = v;
ublas::tie(x, y) = f(); //With function

ublas::matrix<double> mat(2,2); //....
ublas::tie(x, y) = row(mat, 0);

ublas::vector<int> v2(2);
v2(0) = 1;
 v2(1) = 2;

        int z;
        ublas::tie(x, z); //With different types

For vector expressions, this seems to be easy enough to do. See the
attached basic implementation for 2 parameters. With a little boost
preprocessor, this could be fairly general. What do people think? Are
there any boost PP who could generalize this?



What's about ublas::tie(V1,V2,V3) = M;
That could be useful for applications where Vn are not directly managed by
ublas. I mean that you make matrix computations which vectors are then sent
to some sort of external outputs. That would be written in one line (like
controlling and engine or whatever you can imagine, you know).
that's splitting up a matrix in vectors .... ?


Some ideas of implementation tools and techniques include:

  1. Boost tuple
  2. Variadic templates
  3. Custom exhaustive implementation (up to a certain number of return values)

Attachments (2)

tie.hpp (3.9 KB) - added by anonymous 8 years ago.
test_tie.cpp (2.4 KB) - added by anonymous 8 years ago.

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Change History (2)

Changed 8 years ago by anonymous

Attachment: tie.hpp added

Changed 8 years ago by anonymous

Attachment: test_tie.cpp added
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