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ndarray-select

ndarray-select

Finds the kth element in an ndarray in linear time with high probability. This implementation is based on the quick select algorithm and mutates the array in place.

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Examples

Single list

var pack = require("ndarray-pack")
var ndselect = require("ndarray-select")
 
var points = pack([0, 0, 1, 2.5, -1])
 
//Find the median element in the list 
var median = ndselect(points, points.shape[0]>>1)
 
console.log(median.get())

Output

0 2.5 -1

Multiple lists

It is also possible to select vectors (using lexicographical comparisons):

var pack = require("ndarray-pack")
var ndselect = require("ndarray-select")
 
var points = pack([
  [0, 0, 1],
  [100, 0, 10],
  [50, 1, 10],
  [0, 2.5, -1],
  [-1, -1, -1]
])
 
//Find the median element in the list 
var median = ndselect(points, points.shape[0]>>1)
 
console.log(median.get(0), median.get(1), median.get(2))

Output

0 2.5 -1

Install

Install using npm:

npm install ndarray-select

API

var ndselect = require("ndarray-select")

ndselect(array, k[, compare])

Selects the kth item from the ndarray array along the first axis of array.

  • array is an ndarray
  • k is the rank of the item which is being selected
  • compare is an optional comparison function that gets a pair of ndarrays as input.

Returns An ndarray view of array.pick(k)

Note This method modifies array. After completion, the element at position k will be in sorted order, with all elements <array.pick(k) occuring before k and all elements >array.pick(k) after k in the list.

ndselect.compile(order, useCompare, dtype)

Precompiles an optimized selection algorithm for an array with the given index order and datatype.

  • order is the order of the ndarray
  • useCompare is a flag which if set uses a comparison function
  • dtype is the datatype of the array

Returns An optimized ndselect function

License

(c) 2014 Mikola Lysenko. MIT License