- NAME
- SYNOPSIS
- FUNCTIONS
- Vector-Based Run-Length Encoding and Decoding
- Vector-Valued Sorting and Comparison
- Vector-Valued Set Operations
- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
- KNOWN BUGS
- AUTHOR
- COPYRIGHT
- SEE ALSO

# NAME

PDL::VectorValued::Utils - Low-level utilities for vector-valued PDLs

# SYNOPSIS

```
use PDL;
use PDL::VectorValued::Utils;
##---------------------------------------------------------------------
## ... stuff happens
```

# FUNCTIONS

# Vector-Based Run-Length Encoding and Decoding

## rlevec

` Signature: (c(M,N); indx [o]a(N); [o]b(M,N))`

Run-length encode a set of vectors.

Higher-order rle(), for use with qsortvec().

Given set of vectors $c, generate a vector $a with the number of occurrences of each element (where an "element" is a vector of length $M ocurring in $c), and a set of vectors $b containing the unique values. As for rle(), only the elements up to the first instance of 0 in $a should be considered.

Can be used together with clump() to run-length encode "values" of arbitrary dimensions. Can be used together with rotate(), cat(), append(), and qsortvec() to count N-grams over a 1d PDL.

See also: PDL::Slices::rle, PDL::Ufunc::qsortvec, PDL::Primitive::uniqvec

rlevec does not process bad values. It will set the bad-value flag of all output piddles if the flag is set for any of the input piddles.

## rldvec

` Signature: (int a(N); b(M,N); [o]c(M,N))`

Run-length decode a set of vectors, akin to a higher-order rld().

Given a vector $a() of the number of occurrences of each row, and a set $c() of row-vectors each of length $M, run-length decode to $c().

Can be used together with clump() to run-length decode "values" of arbitrary dimensions.

See also: PDL::Slices::rld.

rldvec does not process bad values. It will set the bad-value flag of all output piddles if the flag is set for any of the input piddles.

## enumvec

` Signature: (v(M,N); int [o]k(N))`

Enumerate a list of vectors with locally unique keys.

Given a sorted list of vectors $v, generate a vector $k containing locally unique keys for the elements of $v (where an "element" is a vector of length $M ocurring in $v).

enumvec does not process bad values. It will set the bad-value flag of all output piddles if the flag is set for any of the input piddles.

## vsearchvec

` Signature: (find(M); which(M,N); int [o]found())`

Routine for searching N-dimensional values - akin to vsearch() for vectors.

```
$found = ccs_vsearchvec($find, $which);
$nearest = $which->dice_axis(1,$found);
```

Returns for each row-vector in `$find`

the index along dimension N of the least row vector of `$which`

greater or equal to it. `$which`

should be sorted in increasing order. If the value of `$find`

is larger than any member of `$which`

, the index to the last element of `$which`

is returned.

See also: PDL::Primitive::vsearch().

vsearchvec does not process bad values. It will set the bad-value flag of all output piddles if the flag is set for any of the input piddles.

# Vector-Valued Sorting and Comparison

The following functions are provided for lexicographic sorting of vectors, rsp. axis indices. Note that vv_qsortvec() is functionally identical to the builtin PDL function qsortvec(), but also that the latter is broken in the stock PDL-2.4.3 distribution. The version included here includes Chris Marshall's "uniqsortvec" patch, which is available here:

` http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1548824&group_id=612&atid=300612`

## cmpvec

` Signature: (a(N); b(N); int [o]cmp())`

Lexicographically compare a pair of vectors.

cmpvec does not process bad values. It will set the bad-value flag of all output piddles if the flag is set for any of the input piddles.

## vv_qsortvec

` Signature: (a(n,m); [o]b(n,m))`

Drop-in replacement for qsortvec(), which is broken in the stock PDL-2.4.3 release. See PDL::Ufunc::qsortvec.

Vectors with bad components should be moved to the end of the array.

## vv_qsortveci

` Signature: (a(n,m); indx [o]ix(m))`

Get lexicographic sort order of a matrix $a() viewed as a list of vectors.

Vectors with bad components should be treated as last in the lexicographic order.

# Vector-Valued Set Operations

The following functions are provided for set operations on sorted vector-valued PDLs.

## vv_union

` Signature: (a(M,NA); b(M,NB); [o]c(M,NC); int [o]nc())`

Union of two vector-valued PDLs. Input PDLs $a() and $b() **MUST** be sorted in lexicographic order. On return, $nc() holds the actual number of vector-values in the union.

In scalar context, slices $c() to the actual number of elements in the union and returns the sliced PDL.

vv_union does not process bad values. It will set the bad-value flag of all output piddles if the flag is set for any of the input piddles.

## vv_intersect

` Signature: (a(M,NA); b(M,NB); [o]c(M,NC); int [o]nc())`

Intersection of two vector-valued PDLs. Input PDLs $a() and $b() **MUST** be sorted in lexicographic order. On return, $nc() holds the actual number of vector-values in the intersection.

In scalar context, slices $c() to the actual number of elements in the intersection and returns the sliced PDL.

vv_intersect does not process bad values. It will set the bad-value flag of all output piddles if the flag is set for any of the input piddles.

## vv_setdiff

` Signature: (a(M,NA); b(M,NB); [o]c(M,NC); int [o]nc())`

Set-difference ($a() \ $b()) of two vector-valued PDLs. Input PDLs $a() and $b() **MUST** be sorted in lexicographic order. On return, $nc() holds the actual number of vector-values in the computed vector set.

In scalar context, slices $c() to the actual number of elements in the output vector set and returns the sliced PDL.

vv_setdiff does not process bad values. It will set the bad-value flag of all output piddles if the flag is set for any of the input piddles.

# ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Perl by Larry Wall

PDL by Karl Glazebrook, Tuomas J. Lukka, Christian Soeller, and others.

Code for rlevec() and rldvec() derived from the PDL builtin functions rle() and rld() in $PDL_SRC_ROOT/Basic/Slices/slices.pd

Code for vv_qsortvec() copied nearly verbatim from the builtin PDL functions in $PDL_SRC_ROOT/Basic/Ufunc/ufunc.pd, with Chris Marshall's "uniqsortvec" patch. Code for vv_qsortveci() based on the same.

# KNOWN BUGS

Probably many.

# AUTHOR

Bryan Jurish <moocow@cpan.org>

# COPYRIGHT

Code for qsortvec() copyright (C) Tuomas J. Lukka 1997. Contributions by Christian Soeller (c.soeller@auckland.ac.nz) and Karl Glazebrook (kgb@aaoepp.aao.gov.au). All rights reserved. There is no warranty. You are allowed to redistribute this software / documentation under certain conditions. For details, see the file COPYING in the PDL distribution. If this file is separated from the PDL distribution, the copyright notice should be included in the file.

All other parts copyright (c) 2007, Bryan Jurish. All rights reserved.

This package is free software, and entirely without warranty. You may redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

# SEE ALSO

perl(1), PDL(3perl)