Compressed Sparse Matrices¶
The CSR
class is the entry point for pure Python code to work with the
CSR package.

class
csr.
CSR
(nrows, ncols, nnz, rps, cis, vs, cast=True)¶ Simple compressed sparse row matrix. This is like
scipy.sparse.csr_matrix
, with a few useful differences:The value array is optional, for cases in which only the matrix structure is required.
The value array, if present, is always doubleprecision.
It is usable from code compiled in Numba’s nopython mode.
You generally don’t want to create this class yourself with the constructor. Instead, use one of its class or static methods.
Not all methods are available from Numba, and a few have restricted signatures. The documentation for each method notes deviations when in Numbacompiled code.
At the Numba level, matrices with and without value arrays have different types. For the most part, this is transparent, but if you want to write a Numba function that works on the values array but only if it is present, it requires writing two versions of the function and using
numba.extending.overload()
to dispatch to the correct one. There are several examples of doing this in the CSR source code. The methodCSRType.has_values()
lets you quickly see if a CSR type instance has values or not.
rowptrs
¶ the row pointers.
 Type

colinds
¶ the column indices.
 Type

values
¶ the values.
 Type
Constructing Matrices¶
In addition to the CSR constructor, there are several utility methods for constructing sparse matrices.

classmethod
CSR.
from_coo
(rows, cols, vals, shape=None, *, rpdtype=<class 'numpy.int32'>)¶ Create a CSR matrix from data in COO format.
 Parameters
rows (arraylike) – the row indices.
cols (arraylike) – the column indices.
vals (arraylike) – the data values; can be
None
.shape (tuple) – the array shape, or
None
to infer from row & column indices.

classmethod
CSR.
empty
(nrows, ncols, row_nnzs=None, values=True)¶ Create an uninitialized CSR matrix.
Constructing from Numba¶
Numba does not provide access to CSR’s class methods; instead, use the creation functions (these also work from pure Python):

csr.
create
(nrows, ncols, nnz, rowptrs, colinds, values)¶ Create a CSR.

csr.
create_novalues
(nrows, ncols, nnz, rowptrs, colinds)¶ Create a CSR without values.

csr.
create_empty
(nrows, ncols)¶ Create an empty CSR of the specified size.
Note
This function can be used from Numba.
Accessing Rows¶
The CSR data itself is exposed through attributes. There are also several methods to extract row data in a more convenient form.

CSR.
row_extent
(row)¶ Get the extent of a row in the underlying column index and value arrays.

CSR.
row_cs
(row)¶ Get the column indcies for the stored values of a row.

CSR.
row_vs
(row)¶ Get the stored values of a row. If only the matrix structure is stored, this returns a vector of 1s.
Transforming and Manipulating Matrices¶

CSR.
copy
(include_values=True, *, copy_structure=True)¶ Create a copy of this CSR.

CSR.
subset_rows
(begin, end)¶ Subset the rows in this matrix.
Note
This method is not available from Numba.

CSR.
filter_nnzs
(filt)¶ Filter the values along the full NNZ axis.
Note
This method is not available from Numba.

CSR.
transpose
(include_values=True)¶ Transpose a CSR matrix.
Note
In Numba, this method takes no paramters. Call
transpose_structure()
for a structureonly transpose.

CSR.
normalize_rows
(normalization)¶ Normalize the rows of the matrix.
Note
The normalization ignores missing values instead of treating them as 0.
Note
This method is not available from Numba.
 Parameters
normalization (str) –
The normalization to perform. Can be one of:
'center'
 center rows about the mean'unit'
 convert rows to a unit vector
 Returns
The normalization values for each row.
 Return type

CSR.
drop_values
()¶ Remove the value array from this CSR. This is an inplace operation.
Warning
This method is deprecated.
Note
This method is not available from Numba.

CSR.
fill_values
(value)¶ Fill the values of this CSR with the specified value. If the CSR is structureonly, a value array is added. This is an inplace operation.
Warning
This method is deprecated.
Note
This method is not available from Numba.
Arithmetic¶
CSRs do not yet support the full suite of SciPy/NumPy matrix operations, but they do support multiplications:

CSR.
mult_vec
(v)¶ Multiply this matrix by a vector.
 Parameters
other (numpy.ndarray) – A vector, of length ncols.
 Returns
\(A\vec{x}\), as a vector.
 Return type

CSR.
multiply
(other, transpose=False)¶ Multiply this matrix by another.
Note
In Numba,
transpose
is a mandatory positional argument. Numba users may wish to directly use the kernel API. Parameters
 Returns
CSR: the product of the two matrices.
SciPy Integration¶
CSR matrices can be converted to and from SciPy sparse matrices (in any layout):

classmethod
CSR.
from_scipy
(mat, copy=True)¶ Convert a scipy sparse matrix to a CSR.
 Parameters
mat (scipy.sparse.spmatrix) – a SciPy sparse matrix.
copy (bool) – if
False
, reuse the SciPy storage if possible.
 Returns
a CSR matrix.
 Return type

CSR.
to_scipy
()¶ Convert a CSR matrix to a SciPy
scipy.sparse.csr_matrix
. Avoids copying if possible. Parameters
self (CSR) – A CSR matrix.
 Returns
A SciPy sparse matrix with the same data.
 Return type