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bug #41441: Broadcasting does not behave properly on sparse matrices

Submitter:  David Spies <dspyz>
Submitted:  Mon 03 Feb 2014 03:15:29 AM UTC
 
Category:  Octave Function Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect Result
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
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Sun 04 Jul 2021 02:19:15 AM UTC, comment #6: 

just stumbled on this and confirming that this bug still exists in Octave 6.2.0:

>> a  = [1 2 3];

>> a .* a'
ans =

   1   2   3
   2   4   6
   3   6   9

>> b = sparse(a)
b =

Compressed Column Sparse (rows = 1, cols = 3, nnz = 3 [100%])

  (1, 1) -> 1
  (1, 2) -> 2
  (1, 3) -> 3

>> b .* b'
error: product: nonconformant arguments (op1 is 1x3, op2 is 3x1)

Nicholas Jankowski <nrjank>
Project Member
Wed 31 Aug 2016 06:31:54 PM UTC, comment #5: 

Also a problem in SciPy apparently: https://github.com/scipy/scipy/issues/2128

Nir Krakauer <nir_krakauer>
Sat 03 Oct 2015 09:58:25 AM UTC, comment #4: 

Just added a related bug for the diagonal matrices:
https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/index.php?46110

jan <pfa>
Sat 30 May 2015 07:24:20 PM UTC, comment #3: 

As I just discovered in my near-duplicate report #45219, one key factor is that combinations of one real and one complex sparse matrix fail.

t1 = randn(6,3)+1j*randn(6,3);
t2 = randn(6,1);
s1 = sparse(t1);
s2 = sparse(t2);

These work fine:

t1 + t2
bsxfun( @plus, t1, t2 )

These do not:

>> s1 + s2
error: operator +: nonconformant arguments (op1 is 6x3, op2 is 6x1)
>> bsxfun(@plus,s1,s2)
error: concatenation operator not implemented for '<unknown type>' by 'sparse complex matrix' operations
-verbatim+

Michael C. Grant <mcgrant>
Sun 21 Sep 2014 10:36:40 AM UTC, comment #2: 

I encountered something similar with automatic broadcasting and sparse vectors:

ones(3,10).*[0;2;0] # works as expected

ones(3,10).*sparse(2,1,2,3,1) # does not work

and yields the following error message:
error: product: nonconformant arguments (op1 is 3x10, op2 is 3x1)

I am on version 3.8.1

Sorry for the double post in ( https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?35787 ), feels free to removeone of them.

CH <atcl>
Fri 07 Feb 2014 10:01:02 PM UTC, comment #1: 

I have a sort of partial workaround.  Could someone look through it and see if they have any ideas to make it work completely? (It would already if not for bug #40341)

(file #30484)

David Spies <dspyz>
Mon 03 Feb 2014 03:15:29 AM UTC, original submission:  

Broadcasting doesn't work at all for sparse matrices.  There appears to be no good workaround

#Doesn't work automatically for sparse matrix with full vector
octave:1> a = sprand(100000,100000,0.00001);
octave:2> b = rand(100000,1);
octave:3> res = a == b;
error: mx_el_eq: nonconformant arguments (op1 is 100000x100000, op2 is 100000x1)

#Doesn't work explicitly for sparse matrix with full vector
octave:9> res = bsxfun(@eq,a,b);
error: out of memory or dimension too large for Octave's index type

#Doesn't work automatically for sparse matrix with sparse vector
octave:9> b = sparse(b);
octave:10> res = a == b;
error: mx_el_eq: nonconformant arguments (op1 is 100000x100000, op2 is 100000x1)

#Doesn't work explicitly for sparse matrix with sparse vector
octave:10> res = bsxfun(@eq,a,b);
error: out of memory or dimension too large for Octave's index type

#Often there's a special-case work-around, but it's generally unwieldy

octave:10> b_mat = diag(b) * spones(a);
octave:11> [i,j] = find(a);
octave:12> res = sparse(i,j,nonzeros(a) == nonzeros(b_mat));

David Spies <dspyz>

 

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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2021-07-26 mmuetzel Dependencies- bugs #60968 is dependent
    2018-12-01 rik5 Dependencies- bugs #55141 is dependent
    2018-11-28 rik5 Dependencies- bugs #55126 is dependent
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