Expression builders

xtensor provides functions to ease the build of common N-dimensional expressions. The expressions returned by these functions implement the lazyness of xtensor, that is, they don’t hold any value. Values are computed upon request.

Ones and zeros

  • zeros(shape): generates an expression containing zeros of the specified shape.
  • ones(shape): generates an expression containing ones of the specified shape.
  • eye(shape, k=0): generates an expression of the specified shape, with ones on the k-th diagonal.
  • eye(n, k = 0): generates a n x n expression with ones on the k-th diagonal.

Numerical ranges

  • arange(start=0, stop, step=1): generates numbers evenly spaced within given half-open interval.
  • linspace(start, stop, num_samples): generates num_samples evenly spaced numbers over given interval.
  • logspace(start, stop, num_samples): generates num_samples evenly spaced on a log scale over given interval

Joining expressions

  • concatenate(tuple, axis=0): concatenates a list of expressions along the given axis.
  • stack(tuple, axis=0): stacks a list of expressions along the given axis.

Random distributions

  • rand(shape, lower, upper): generates an expression of the specified shape, containing uniformly distributed random numbers in the half-open interval [lower, upper).
  • randint(shape, lower, upper): generates an expression of the specified shape, containing uniformly distributed random integers in the half-open interval [lower, upper).
  • randn(shape, mean, std_dev): generates an expression of the specified shape, containing numbers sampled from the Normal random number distribution.

Meshes

  • meshgrid(x1, x2,...)`: generates N-D coordinate expressions given one-dimensional coordinate arrays x1, x2… If specified vectors have lengths Ni = len(xi), meshgrid returns (N1, N2, N3,..., Nn)-shaped arrays, with the elements of xi repeated to fill the matrix along the first dimension for x1, the second for x2 and so on.