[Rcpp-devel] How much speedup for matrix operations?
Xavier Robin
xavier at cbs.dtu.dk
Wed Nov 6 19:04:24 CET 2013
On 11/6/13 6:38 PM, Romain Francois wrote:
> This very much depends on the code but there is a good chance that
> RcppArmadillo will generate code making less data copies, etc ...
>
> Hard to say without seeing the code.
>
> Romain
>
Most of the code (or at least the slow, highly repeated parts) look like:
> A <- t(c + t(W) %*% X)
> E <- (exp(A) * (1 - 1 / A) + 1 / A) / (exp(A) - 1)
> E[abs(A) < sqrt(.Machine$double.eps) * 2 ] <- 0.5
>
> B <- t(b + W %*% t(E))
> X2 <- 1 / (1 + exp(-B))
>
> A2 <- t(c + t(W) %*% X2)
> E2 <- (exp(A2) * (1 - 1 / A2) + 1 / A2) / (exp(A2) - 1)
> E2[abs(A2) < sqrt(.Machine$double.eps) * 2 ] <- 0.5
>
> delta <- (t(X) %*% E - t(X2) %*% E2)
> W <- W + delta
Where b and c are vectors, W and X matrices. All this is encapsulated in
a function, that is called a few thousand times in a for loop, with some
sanity checks. (But it didn't appear to have much impact on the speed...
if I remove the matrix operations so it does nothing, it executes nearly
instantly). I understand from Dirk and Douglas that it probably isn't
going to make a huge difference, though (not by orders).
Thanks,
Xavier
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