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Bug 1334

Summary: Shorthand indexing for vectors
Product: Eigen Reporter: Darcy <darcy>
Component: Core - generalAssignee: Nobody <eigen.nobody>
Severity: Feature Request CC: chtz, gael.guennebaud, jacob.benoit.1
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   

Description Darcy 2016-10-25 19:44:46 UTC
Requested feature:

Suppose we have an array of indices which correspond to indices in a numerical array (gather type operation).  It would be cool if I could write:

Eigen::ArrayXi values_i_want;
// Indices values_i_want (e.g. 0, 2, 3)

Eigen::VectorXd all_my_values;
// Values of global vector (0.0, 1.1, 2.2, 3.3, 4.4, ...)

Eigen::VectorXd values_i_have = all_my_values(values_i_want);
// values_i_have (0.0, 2.2, 3.3)

I think Matlab does something similar.

Would this be possible?  It could take advantage of some newer SIMD gather instructions on newer Intel CPUs if they are any good (I haven't tried them yet though).
Comment 1 Gael Guennebaud 2016-10-25 20:30:32 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 329 ***
Comment 2 Nobody 2019-12-04 16:28:05 UTC
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