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- Subject: Re: [eigen] Convert 1x1 matrix to internal type?
- From: David Roundy <roundyd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 08:27:04 -0400
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Personally, I'd greatly prefer not to have any implicit conversion
from matrices to doubles, with the possible exception of when it's
known at compile time to be a 1x1 matrix. It sounds otherwise like a
recipe for bugs.
On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 9:48 PM, Li Wei <lwthucs@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> How about converts to any matrix double type to its first element(top-left
> corner) in release mode by default, but with dimensionality check in debug
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 3:33 AM, <lfrfly@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> It seems to me that a 1x1 matrix ought to be convertible to its internal
>> type. Maybe it is, but if so, there's some kind of problem. Consider the
>> computation for Mahalanobis distance:
>> Matrix2d covariance, covInverse;
>> Vector2d data;
>> double mdist = data.transpose()*covInverse*data;
>> You would think this would work fine, since the result ix 1x1. However, it
>> gives an error that an Eigen::Multiply cannot be converted to a double.
>> I can get around this by doing
>> double mdist = (data.transpose()*covInverse*data);
>> but that's a bit awkward. What is the "correct" solution to this issue?
> Best Wishes From
> Wei Li
> Dep. of Computer Science and Technology, Tshinghua Univ.