jax.numpy.choose(a, choices, out=None, mode='raise')[source]

Construct an array from an index array and a set of arrays to choose from.

LAX-backend implementation of choose().

Original docstring below.

First of all, if confused or uncertain, definitely look at the Examples - in its full generality, this function is less simple than it might seem from the following code description (below ndi = numpy.lib.index_tricks):

np.choose(a,c) == np.array([c[a[I]][I] for I in ndi.ndindex(a.shape)]).

But this omits some subtleties. Here is a fully general summary:

Given an “index” array (a) of integers and a sequence of n arrays (choices), a and each choice array are first broadcast, as necessary, to arrays of a common shape; calling these Ba and Bchoices[i], i = 0,…,n-1 we have that, necessarily, Ba.shape == Bchoices[i].shape for each i. Then, a new array with shape Ba.shape is created as follows:

  • if mode=raise (the default), then, first of all, each element of a (and thus Ba) must be in the range [0, n-1]; now, suppose that i (in that range) is the value at the (j0, j1, …, jm) position in Ba - then the value at the same position in the new array is the value in Bchoices[i] at that same position;

  • if mode=wrap, values in a (and thus Ba) may be any (signed) integer; modular arithmetic is used to map integers outside the range [0, n-1] back into that range; and then the new array is constructed as above;

  • if mode=clip, values in a (and thus Ba) may be any (signed) integer; negative integers are mapped to 0; values greater than n-1 are mapped to n-1; and then the new array is constructed as above.

  • a (int array) – This array must contain integers in [0, n-1], where n is the number of choices, unless mode=wrap or mode=clip, in which cases any integers are permissible.

  • choices (sequence of arrays) – Choice arrays. a and all of the choices must be broadcastable to the same shape. If choices is itself an array (not recommended), then its outermost dimension (i.e., the one corresponding to choices.shape[0]) is taken as defining the “sequence”.

  • mode ({'raise' (default), 'wrap', 'clip'}, optional) –

    Specifies how indices outside [0, n-1] will be treated:

    • ’raise’ : an exception is raised

    • ’wrap’ : value becomes value mod n

    • ’clip’ : values < 0 are mapped to 0, values > n-1 are mapped to n-1


merged_array – The merged result.

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