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Bug 1658

Summary: Add DenseBase::conjugateIf<bool>()
Product: Eigen Reporter: Gael Guennebaud <gael.guennebaud>
Component: Core - generalAssignee: Nobody <eigen.nobody>
Status: DECISIONNEEDED ---    
Severity: Feature Request CC: chtz, gael.guennebaud, jacob.benoit.1
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
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Add conjugateIf<cond>() members none

Description Gael Guennebaud 2019-01-13 20:59:16 UTC
Adding a conditional conjugateIf<bool>() method would allow to simplify the implementation of some of our solver code. For instance, in PartialPivLU, we have code like:

  if (Conjugate) {
    dst = m_lu.template triangularView<Upper>().adjoint().solve(rhs);
    m_lu.template triangularView<UnitLower>().adjoint().solveInPlace(dst);
  } else {
    dst = m_lu.template triangularView<Upper>().transpose().solve(rhs);
    m_lu.template triangularView<UnitLower>().transpose().solveInPlace(dst);

that could be factorized as:

  dst = m_lu.template triangularView<Upper>().transpose()
            .template conjugateIf<Conjugate>().solve(rhs);
  m_lu.template triangularView<UnitLower>().transpose()
      .template conjugateIf<Conjugate>().solveInPlace(dst);

More complicated exemples include FullPivLU::_solve_impl_transposed, and some code in PR567:

We could keep it internal:

  dst = internal::conj_if<bool>(m_lu.template triangularView<Upper>().transpose()).solve(rhs);

but (1) it's less readable than as a free function, and (2) if it's good for us, it's probably good for our users too.
Comment 1 Gael Guennebaud 2019-01-15 09:58:26 UTC
Created attachment 916 [details]
Add conjugateIf<cond>()  members

Patch ready. I also added it to triangularView and selfadjointView, and updated PartialPivLU to make use of it.
Comment 2 Nobody 2019-12-04 18:21:52 UTC
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