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Bug 305 - .block() not implemented for sparse matrices
Summary: .block() not implemented for sparse matrices
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Eigen
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Sparse (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0
Hardware: All All
: --- enhancement
Assignee: Nobody
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-06-24 11:35 UTC by carsten.neff
Modified: 2019-12-04 10:55 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Code to reproduce problem (492 bytes, text/x-c++src)
2013-07-19 12:05 UTC, Alexander Werner
no flags Details
minimal example main.cpp file for sparse matrix block assignment (692 bytes, text/x-c++src)
2015-10-19 17:49 UTC, henzlers
no flags Details

Description carsten.neff 2011-06-24 11:35:56 UTC
currently it is not possible to access a sub matrix 
of a sparse matrix via .block().
Comment 1 Alexander Werner 2013-07-19 12:05:33 UTC
Created attachment 370 [details]
Code to reproduce problem

Add an incomplete list of test cases which still fail with
their dense counterparts.
Comment 2 henzlers 2015-10-19 17:49:04 UTC
Created attachment 616 [details]
minimal example main.cpp file for sparse matrix block assignment

The bug is still active. I can not assign a part of a sparse block matrix with another sparse matrix (see MWE attached).
Comment 3 Krishna Kanth Nakka 2016-02-03 05:16:40 UTC
Is this availble in the current version?
Comment 4 Krishna Kanth Nakka 2016-02-03 05:40:59 UTC
Comment on attachment 370 [details]
Code to reproduce problem

Hi werner,

Were u able to solve the problem of assigning sparse block matrices..
Comment 5 Gael Guennebaud 2016-02-03 14:06:18 UTC
To make it clear:

For a column-major matrix, you can only write to col(), middleCols() and for a row-major matrix to row(),middleRows(). And in general innerVector() and innerVectors() are always writeable.
Comment 6 raffael casagrande 2016-04-19 16:11:39 UTC
So are you saying that the block() routine will not be implemented for sparse matrices?
Btw. I noticed that also the topLeftCorner, topRightCorner(),... etc. functions fail for sparse matrices.
Comment 7 Gael Guennebaud 2016-04-25 14:36:08 UTC
It will be implemented in the future as soon as someone step in to implement an efficient solution.
Comment 8 Nobody 2019-12-04 10:55:29 UTC
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