Re: [eigen] Componentwise Operations on an Arbitrary Number of Tensors

```Hi!

For reference, here is a bugzilla entry for this feature request:
http://eigen.tuxfamily.org/bz/show_bug.cgi?id=984

```
An idea we had back then was to introduce Eigen::tie and then allow assignments like:
```
Eigen::ArrayXd A, B, X;
Eigen::tie(A,B) = sin(X), cos(X);

```
(and of course, one could introduce sincos, minmax, ... -operators which are assignable to tie-expressions).
```
Christoph

On 28.12.2016 at 22:48, Gael Guennebaud wrote:
```
```Hi,

it seems that what you're looking for is a mean to merge multiple
evaluation loops of the same size into a single one (the fact that they run
on the GPU is not really important here). Actually, this needs already
shows up for stuff like:

a = vec.minCoeff();
b = vec.maxCoeff();

that currently requires two loops. I remember that we already talked about
that with Benoit S., and I don't think there is a general solution
implemented in the Tensor module yet.

Technically, I don't think that's very difficult though. The main
difficulty is perhaps on the API side. We could imagine something like:

auto E1 = (R1.deferred() = expr1);
auto E2 = (R2.deferred() = expr2);
...
merged_eval(E1, E2, ...);

that would essentially generate:

(parallel/GPU/whatever) for loop {
R1[i] = expr1.coeffl(i);
R2[i] = expr2.coeffl(i);
...
}

In Eigen/Core, "R.deferred().operator=(expr)"  would return an
Eigen::internal::Assignment expression (without calling run) that would be
merged by the merged_eval function.

gael

On Wed, Dec 28, 2016 at 3:22 PM, Graham Neubig <gneubig@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

```
```Hi Eigen Folks,

First, thanks for the great library. We're using it in our machine
learning library DyNet to great success.

I had a quick question about something that seems like it should be
possible, but I haven't found a reference. I currently have code here:
https://github.com/clab/dynet/blob/master/dynet/training.cc#L280

found in this paper:
https://arxiv.org/abs/1412.6980

Here, all places with "tvec()" are Eigen one-dimensional Tensors. The
thing that bugs me here is that I'm calling 4 different operations, which
results in 4 different GPU kernel launches, for an operation that is
inherently componentwise. If possible, I'd like to be able to basically
create a single functor that takes 4 floats, and modifies them
appropriately, then pass this in a single GPU operation.

I know this is possible using binaryExpr() for binary expressions, but I
couldn't find it for operations with a larger number of arguments. Is there
any chance that there is an elegant way to do this within Eigen (i.e.
without writing my own kernel)?

Graham

```
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