LinearAlgebra¶
Usage
use LinearAlgebra;
Linear Algebra Module
A highlevel interface to linear algebra operations and procedures.
Note
This is an early prototype package module. As a result, interfaces may change over the next release.
Compiling with Linear Algebra¶
The linear algebra module uses the BLAS
module.
In order to compile a Chapel program with this module, be sure
to have a BLAS implementation available on your system. See the BLAS
documentation for further details.
Linear Algebra API¶
Matrix and Vector representation
Matrices and vectors are represented as Chapel arrays, which means the convenience constructors provided in this module are not necessary to use this module's functions. This also means that matrices (2D arrays) and vectors (1D arrays) will work with any other Chapel library that works with arrays.
Note
This documentation uses the terms matrix to refer to 2D arrays, and vector to refer to 1D arrays.
Indexing
All functions that return new arrays will return arrays over 0based indices, unless otherwise specified.
Matrix multiplication
dot
is the general matrix multiplication function provided in this module.
This function supports any combination of scalars, vectors (1D arrays), and
matrices (2D arrays). See the dot
documentation for more information.
The dot
function, along with others may be given a matrixspecific
operator in future releases.
Row vs Column vectors
Row and column vectors are both represented as 1D arrays and are
indistinguishable in Chapel. In the dot
function, matrixvector
multiplication assumes a column vector, vectormatrix multiplcation assumes a
row vector, vectorvector multiplication is always treated as an innerproduct,
as the function name implies.
An outer product can be computed with the outer
function.
Promotion flattening
Promotion flattening is an unintended consequence of Chapel's promotion feature, when a multidimensional array assignment gets typeinferred as a 1dimensional array of the same size, effectively flattening the array dimensionality. This can result in unexpected behavior in programs such as this:
var A = Matrix(4, 4),
B = Matrix(4, 4);
// A + B is a promoted operation, and C becomes a 1D array
var C = A + B;
// This code would then result in an error due to rank mismatch:
C += A;
To avoid this, you can avoid relying on inferredtypes for new arrays:
var A = Matrix(4, 4),
B = Matrix(4, 4);
// C's type is not inferred and promotion flattening is not a problem
var C: [A.domain] A.eltType = A + B;
// Works as expected
C += A;
Alternatively, you can use the LinearAlgebra helper routines, which create and return a new array:
var A = Matrix(4, 4),
B = Matrix(4, 4);
// matPlus will create a new array with an explicit type
var C = matPlus(A, B);
// Works as expected
C += A;
Promotion flattening is not expected to be an issue in future releases.

proc
Vector
(length, type eltType = real)¶ Return a vector (1D array) over domain
{0..#length}

proc
Vector
(Dom: domain(1), type eltType = real) Return a vector (1D array) over domain
Dom

proc
Vector
(A: [?Dom] ?Atype, type eltType = Atype) Return a vector (1D array) with domain and values of
A

proc
Vector
(x: ?t, Scalars ...?n, type eltType) Return a vector (1D array), given 2 or more numeric values
If type is omitted, it will be inferred from the first argument

proc
Matrix
(rows, type eltType = real)¶ Return a square matrix (2D array) over domain
{0..#rows, 0..#rows}

proc
Matrix
(rows, cols, type eltType = real) Return a matrix (2D array) over domain
{0..#rows, 0..#cols}

proc
Matrix
(Dom: domain(2), type eltType = real) Return a matrix (2D array) over domain
Dom

proc
Matrix
(A: [?Dom] ?Atype, type eltType = Atype) Return a matrix (2D array) with domain and values of
A

proc
Matrix
(const Arrays ...?n, type eltType) Return a matrix (2D array), given 2 or more vectors, such that the vectors form the rows of the matrix. In other words, the vectors are concatenated such that the
ith
vector corresponds to the matrix slice:A[i, ..]
If type is omitted, it will be inferred from the first array.
For example:
var A = Matrix([1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6], [7, 8, 9]); /* Produces the 3x3 matrix of integers: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 */

proc
eye
(m, type eltType = real)¶ Return a square identity matrix over domain
{0..#m, 0..m}

proc
eye
(m, n, type eltType = real) Return an identity matrix over domain
{0..#m, 0..#n}

proc
eye
(Dom: domain(2), type eltType = real) Return an identity matrix over domain
Dom

proc
transpose
(A: [?Dom] ?eltType)¶ Transpose vector, matrix, or domain.
Note
Since row vectors and columns vectors are indistinguishable, passing a vector to this function will return that vector unchanged

proc
_array.
T
¶ Transpose vector or matrix

proc
matPlus
(A: [?Adom] ?eltType, B: [?Bdom] eltType)¶ Add matrices, maintaining dimensions

proc
matMinus
(A: [?Adom] ?eltType, B: [?Bdom] eltType)¶ Subtract matrices, maintaining dimensions

proc
dot
(A: [?Adom] ?eltType, B: [?Bdom] eltType)¶ Generic matrix multiplication,
A
andB
can be a matrix, vector, or scalar.When
A
is a vector andB
is a matrix, this function implicitly computesdot(transpose(A), B)
, which may not be as efficient as passingA
andB
in the reverse order.

proc
inner
(A: [?Adom], B: [?Bdom])¶ Inner product of 2 vectors

proc
outer
(A: [?Adom] ?eltType, B: [?Bdom] eltType)¶ Outer product of 2 vectors

proc
matPow
(A: [], b)¶ Return the matrix
A
to thebth
power, whereb
is a positive integral type.

proc
cross
(A: [?Adom] ?eltType, B: [?Bdom] eltType)¶ Return crossproduct of 3element vectors
A
andB
with domain ofA

proc
tril
(A: [?D] ?eltType, k = 0)¶ Return lower triangular part of matrix, below the diagonal +
k
, wherek = 0
does not include the diagonal, andk = 1
includes the diagonal

proc
triu
(A: [?D] ?eltType, k = 0)¶ Return upper triangular part of matrix, above the diagonal +
k
, wherek = 0
does not include the diagonal, andk = 1
includes the diagonal

proc
isDiag
(A: [?D] ?eltType)¶ Return true if matrix is diagonal

proc
isHermitian
(A: [?D])¶ Return true if matrix is Hermitian

proc
isSymmetric
(A: [?D]): bool¶ Return true if matrix is symmetric

proc
isTril
(A: [?D] ?eltType, k = 0): bool¶ Return true if matrix is lower triangular below the diagonal +
k
, wherek = 0
does not include the diagonal, andk = 1
includes the diagonal

proc
isTriu
(A: [?D] ?eltType, k = 0): bool¶ Return true if matrix is upper triangular above the diagonal +
k
, wherek = 0
does not include the diagonal, andk = 1
includes the diagonal

proc
isSquare
(A: [?D])¶ Return true if matrix is square

proc
trace
(A: [?D] ?eltType)¶ Return the trace of square matrix
A