       Re: Question: Compile in Mathematica 8.0

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• Subject: [mg114714] Re: Question: Compile in Mathematica 8.0
• From: Patrick Scheibe <pscheibe at trm.uni-leipzig.de>
• Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 06:53:49 -0500 (EST)

```Hi again,

I have to make this clear since I just read my own message on the list:

Of course, n*(n - 1)/2 *is* always an integer when n is one. But that's
not what I wanted to express. What I wanted to say is that it depends on
how this expression is evaluated whether there appear non-integer values
during the evaluation. Look e.g. at

In:= FullForm[n*(n-1)/2]
Out//FullForm= Times[Rational[1,2],Plus[-1,n],n]

But even when Rational[1,2] would not appear... who knows in which order
the expression is evaluated in the compiled version? Maybe like that

n*((n-1)/2)

The rest of my original message stays hopefully right.

Cheers
Patrick

On Mon, 2010-12-13 at 03:54 -0500, Patrick Scheibe wrote:
> Hi,
>
> the situation is simple. What should the compiler assume, when it sees
> something like this:
>
> len = n*(n - 1)/2
>
> Is it in any case an Integer? No. So lets give Compile a hint, that we
> want len to be an integer:
>
> Compile[{{n, _Integer}},
>  Module[
>   {len = 0},
>   len = n*(n - 1)/2;
>   ]
>  ]
>
> and now Compile tell us instantly:
>
> Compile::cset: "Variable len of type \!\(\"_Integer\"\) encountered in
> assignment of type \!\(\"_Real\"\)."
>
> So what you want is maybe:
>
> v1 = Compile[{{n, _Integer}}, Module[
>    {g, len = 0},
>    len = Quotient[n*(n - 1), 2];
>    g = RandomVariate[NormalDistribution[0., 1.], len]]]
>
> and everthing is fine.
>
> In:= v1
>
> Out= {0.884713, 0.228091, 0.874789}
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Cheers
> Patrick
>
> On Sat, 2010-12-11 at 01:52 -0500, Asim wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I am not sure why the first function named v works and why the second
> > function named v1 does not compile. The only difference between the
> > two functions is in the variable called len which controls the number
> > of random numbers that are generated.
> >
> > I am using Mathematica 8.0 on Windows Vista machine.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Asim
> >
> >
> >
> > First function:
> >
> >
> > v = Compile[{{n, _Integer}},
> >   Module[
> >    {g, len},
> >    len = n*(n - 1);
> >    g = RandomVariate[NormalDistribution[0., 1.], len]
> >    ]
> >   ]
> >
> > Output is
> >
> > CompiledFunction[{n},Module[{g,len},len=n
> > (n-1);g=RandomVariate[NormalDistribution[0.,1.],len]],-CompiledCode-]
> >
> > v
> >
> > {0.0866864,-0.271121,-0.431317,-0.6787,-1.29246,0.550486}
> >
> > Second Function:
> >
> > v1 = Compile[{{n, _Integer}},
> >   Module[
> >    {g, len},
> >    len = n*(n - 1)/2;
> >    g = RandomVariate[NormalDistribution[0., 1.], len]
> >    ]
> >   ]
> >
> > CompiledFunction[{n},Module[{g,len},len=1/2 n
> > (n-1);g=RandomVariate[NormalDistribution[0.,1.],len]],-CompiledCode-]
> >
> > v1
> >
> > During evaluation of In:= CompiledFunction::cfse: Compiled
> > expression {-0.325949,1.72381,0.368231} should be a machine-size
> > integer. >>
> >
> > During evaluation of In:= CompiledFunction::cfex: Could not
> > complete external evaluation at instruction 8; proceeding with
> > uncompiled evaluation. >>
> >
> > Out= {0.295626, 0.664446, 0.654626}
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>

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