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Subject: [ublas] Boost FOREACH matrix iterator examples?
From: Reich, Darrell (DARRELL.REICH_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-04 17:19:22

The two pieces of code below attempt to iterate over the non zero
elements of a matrix, both crash. I suspect from looking over the
various discussions online that the correct placement of & is critical?
Assuming it is possible to create two working examples of BOOST_FOREACH
matrix and matrix iterators, which method is preferred / "better" / more
efficient? Thanks!


#include <boost/foreach.hpp>

#include <boost/numeric/ublas/matrix.hpp>

#include <boost/numeric/ublas/matrix_sparse.hpp>

#include <boost/numeric/ublas/matrix_expression.hpp>

#include <boost/numeric/ublas/matrix_proxy.hpp>

#include <boost/numeric/ublas/vector.hpp>

#include <boost/numeric/ublas/vector_sparse.hpp>

#include <boost/numeric/ublas/vector_expression.hpp>

#include <boost/numeric/ublas/vector_proxy.hpp>


boost::numeric::ublas::compressed_matrix<float> M(n,n);

boost::numeric::ublas::compressed_vector<float> v(n);


// Example 1: BOOST for each...

// TODO: 2D nested matrix example?



   v += 1; // do something with each non zero element of v...

} // end for each


// Example 2: iterators

boost::numeric::ublas::compressed_matrix<u32>::iterator1 i;

boost::numeric::ublas::compressed_matrix<u32>::iterator2 j;

for (i = M.begin1(); i != M.end1(); ++i)


   for (j = M.begin2(); j != M.end2(); ++j)


      // use j.index1(), j.index2(), *j to access each non zero element
of M

      *j = v(j.index1()); // do something with each non zero element of
both matrix and vector...

   } // end for

} // end for


Extra credit: I suspect I should protect the code with some kind of
assert to ensure the size of vector is the same as the size of matrix.