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Parallel maxima and minima for sprays

Parallel (pairwise) maxima and minima for sprays.

Usage
maxpair_spray(S1,S2)
minpair_spray(S1,S2)
# S3 method for spray
pmax(x, ...)
# S3 method for spray
pmin(x, ...)
Arguments
x,S1,S2

Spray objects

spray objects to be compared

Details

Function maxpair_spray() finds the pairwise maximum for two sprays. Specifically, if S3 <- maxpair_spray(S1,S2), then S3[v] == max(S1[v],S2[v]) for every index vector v.

Function pmax.spray() is the method for the generic pmax(), which takes any number of arguments. If S3 <- maxpair_spray(S1,S2,...), then S3[v] == max(S1[v],S2[v],...) for every index vector v.

Function pmax.spray() operates right-associatively:

pmax(S1,S2,S3,S4) == f(S1,f(S2,f(S3,S4))) where f() is short for maxpair_spray(). So if performance is important, put the smallest spray (in terms of number of nonzero entries) last.

In these functions, a scalar is interpreted as a sort of global maximum. Thus if S3 <- pmax(S,x) we have S3[v] == max(S[v],x) for every index v. Observe that this operation is not defined if x>0, for then there would be an infinity of v for which S3[v] != 0, an impossibility (or at least counter to the principles of a sparse array). Note also that x cannot have length >1 as the elements of a spray object are stored in an arbitrary order.

Functions minpair_spray() and pmin.spray() are analogous. Note that minpair_spray(S1,S2) is algebraically equivalent to -pmax_spray(-S1,-S2); see the examples.

The value of pmax(S) is problematic. Suppose all(value(S)<0); the current implementation returns pmax(S)==S but there is a case for returning the null polynomial.

Value

Returns a spray object

Aliases
  • pmax
  • pmin
  • maxpair_spray
  • minpair_spray
  • pmax.spray
  • pmin.spray
  • pmax.default
  • pmin.default
Examples
# NOT RUN {
S1 <- rspray(100,vals=sample(100)-50)
S2 <- rspray(100,vals=sample(100)-50)
S3 <- rspray(100,vals=sample(100)-50)


# following comparisons should all be TRUE:

jj <- pmax(S1,S2,S3)
jj ==  maxpair_spray(S1,maxpair_spray(S2,S3))
jj ==  maxpair_spray(maxpair_spray(S1,S2),S3)

pmax(S1,S2,S3)  == -pmin(-S1,-S2,-S3)
pmin(S1,S2,S3)  == -pmax(-S1,-S2,-S3)

pmax(S1,-Inf) == S1
pmin(S1, Inf) == S2


pmax(S1,-3)

# }
# NOT RUN {
pmax(S1,3) # not defined
# }
# NOT RUN {

# }
Documentation reproduced from package spray, version 1.0-8, License: GPL (>= 2)

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