Commit 0cb2d984 authored by Philipp Arras's avatar Philipp Arras
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Add changelog entry

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......@@ -10,9 +10,34 @@ convention is consistent with almost all other numerical FFT libraries.
Interface change in EndomorphicOperator.draw_sample()
This method now requires a `dtype` argument to be passed.
As a consequence, `dtype` moves to the first place of the argument list.
(This of course applies to all derived classes as well.)
Both complex-valued and real-valued Gaussian probability distributions have
hermitian and positive endomorphisms as covariance. Just by looking at an
endomorphic operator itself it is not clear whether it is viewed as covariance
for real or complex Gaussians when a sample of the respective distribution shall
be drawn. Therefore, we introduce the method `draw_sample_with_dtype()` which
needs to be given the data type of the probability distribution. This function
is implemented for all operators which actually draw random numbers
(`DiagonalOperator` and `ScalingOperator`). The class `SamplingDtypeSetter` acts
as a wrapper for these kind of operators in order to fix the data type of the
distribution. Samples from these operators can be drawn with `.draw_sample()`.
In order to dive into those subtleties I suggest running the following code and
playing around with the dtypes.
import nifty6 as ift
import numpy as np
dom = ift.UnstructuredDomain(5)
dtype = [np.float64, np.complex128][1]
invcov = ift.ScalingOperator(dom, 3)
e = ift.GaussianEnergy(mean=ift.from_random('normal', dom, dtype=dtype),
pos = ift.from_random('normal', dom, dtype=np.complex128)
lin = e(ift.Linearization.make_var(pos, want_metric=True))
met = lin.metric
MPI parallelisation over samples in MetricGaussianKL
......@@ -46,6 +46,10 @@ class BlockDiagonalOperator(EndomorphicOperator):
for op, v in zip(self._ops, x.values()))
return MultiField(self._domain, val)
def draw_sample(self, from_inverse=False):
val = tuple(op.draw_sample(from_inverse) for op in self._ops)
return MultiField(self._domain, val)
def draw_sample_with_dtype(self, dtype, from_inverse=False):
from ..sugar import from_random
val = tuple(
......@@ -146,3 +146,9 @@ class SamplingDtypeSetter(EndomorphicOperator):
def draw_sample(self, from_inverse=False):
return self._op.draw_sample_with_dtype(self._dtype,
def __repr__(self):
from ..utilities import indent
return "\n".join((
f"SamplingDtypeSetter {self._dtype}:",
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