IArrays.jl

Author FluxML
Popularity
5 Stars
Updated Last
1 Year Ago
Started In
February 2020

IArrays

This is a prototype/proposal for more structured mutable array semantics in Julia, which is more easily compatible with AD and other program transformations.

IArrays can largely be used as normal arrays, except that they are immutable.

julia> xs = IArray(rand(3, 3))
3×3 IArray{Float64,2}:
 0.59274   0.76084   0.605007
 0.353013  0.773034  0.325377
 0.642339  0.237374  0.421283

julia> xs*xs
3×3 Array{Float64,2}:
 1.00855   1.18275   0.86105
 0.691138  0.943404  0.602178
 0.735142  0.772217  0.643335

Limitations:

  • Likely needs some (reasonably simple) compiler support to be remotely efficient.
    • i.e. immutable heap-allocated buffers + escape analysis
  • No GPU support yet
    • i.e. immutable heap-allocated GPU buffers