## vector-lib

A library of vector operations for Chicken, based on the reference implementation in SRFI 43: Vector library.

This document contains the salient parts of the original SRFI 43 documentation. Chicken fully implements SRFI 43, with the following notes:

`list->vector`and`reverse-list->vector`take optional`start`and`end`arguments. Although not documented in the SRFI proper, the functionality is present in the reference implementation.- Procedures which are exactly equivalent to their R5RS counterparts have been omitted from this library:
`vector vector? make-vector vector-ref? vector-set! vector-length`.

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## Procedures

In this section containing specifications of procedures, the following notation is used to specify parameters and return values:

`(f arg_1 arg_2 ···) -> something`- Indicates a function
`f`takes the parameters`arg_1 arg_2 ···`and returns a value of the type`something`. If`something`is`unspecified`, then what`f`returns is implementation-dependant; this SRFI does not specify what it returns, and in order to write portable code, the return value should be ignored. `vec`- The argument in this place must be a vector, i.e. it must satisfy the predicate
`vector?`. `i, j, start, size`- The argument in this place must be a nonnegative integer, i.e. it must satisfy the predicates
`integer?`and either`zero?`or`positive?`. The third case of it indicates the index at which traversal begins; the fourth case of it indicates the size of a vector. `end`- The argument in this place must be a positive integer, i.e. it must satisfy the predicates
`integer?`and`positive?`. This indicates the index directly before which traversal will stop — processing will occur until the the index of the vector is`end`. It is the closed right side of a range. `f`- The argument in this place must be a function of one or more arguments, returning exactly one value.
`pred?`- The argument in this place must be a function of one or more arguments that returns one value, which is treated as a boolean.
`x, y, z, seed, knil, fill, key, value`- The argument in this place may be any Scheme value.
`[something]`- Indicates that
`something`is an optional argument; it needn't necessarily be applied.`Something`needn't necessarily be one thing; for example, this usage of it is perfectly valid:`[start [end]]`and is indeed used quite often. `something ···`- Indicates that zero or more
`something`s are allowed to be arguments. `something_1 something_2 ···`- Indicates that at least one
`something`must be arguments. `something_1 something_2 ··· something_n`- Exactly equivalent to the previous argument notation, but this also indicates that
`n`will be used later in the procedure description.

It should be noted that all of the procedures that iterate across multiple vectors in parallel stop iterating and produce the final result when the end of the shortest vector is reached. The sole exception is `vector=`, which automatically returns `#f` if the vectors' lengths vary.

### Constructors

`vector-unfold``f``length``initial-seed``···`procedureThe fundamental vector constructor. Creates a vector whose length is

`length`and iterates across each index`k`between`0`and`length`, applying`f`at each iteration to the current index and current seeds, in that order, to receive`n + 1`values: first, the element to put in the`k`th slot of the new vector and`n`new seeds for the next iteration. It is an error for the number of seeds to vary between iterations.Examples:

(vector-unfold (λ (i x) (values x (- x 1))) 10 0) ;=> #(0 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -6 -7 -8 -9)

Construct a vector of the sequence of integers in the range [0,

`n`).(vector-unfold values n) ;=> #(0 1 2 ··· n-2 n-1)

Copy

`vector`.(vector-unfold (λ (i) (vector-ref vector i)) (vector-length vector))

`vector-unfold-right``f``length``initial-seed``···`procedureLike

`vector-unfold`, but it uses`f`to generate elements from right-to-left, rather than left-to-right.Examples:

Construct a vector in reverse of the integers in the range [0,

`n`).(vector-unfold-right (λ (i x) (values x (+ x 1))) n 0) ;=> #(n-1 n-2 ··· 2 1 0)

Reverse

`vector`.(vector-unfold-right (λ (i x) (values (vector-ref vector x) (+ x 1))) (vector-length vector) 0)

`vector-copy``vec``#!optional``start``end``fill`procedureAllocates a new vector whose length is

`end - start`and fills it with elements from`vec`, taking elements from`vec`starting at index`start`and stopping at index`end`.`start`defaults to`0`and`end`defaults to the value of`(vector-length vec)`. If`end`extends beyond the length of`vec`, the slots in the new vector that obviously cannot be filled by elements from`vec`are filled with`fill`, whose default value is unspecified.Examples:

(vector-copy '#(a b c d e f g h i)) ;=> #(a b c d e f g h i)

(vector-copy '#(a b c d e f g h i) 6) ;=> #(g h i)

(vector-copy '#(a b c d e f g h i) 3 6) ;=> #(d e f)

(vector-copy '#(a b c d e f g h i) 6 12 'x) ;=> #(g h i x x x)

`vector-reverse-copy``vec``#!optional``start``end`procedureLike

`vector-copy`, but it copies the elements in the reverse order from`vec`.Example:

(vector-reverse-copy '#(5 4 3 2 1 0) 1 5) ;=> #(1 2 3 4)

`vector-append``vec``···`procedureReturns a newly allocated vector that contains all elements in order from the subsequent locations in

`vec ···`.Examples:

(vector-append '#(x) '#(y)) ;=> #(x y)

(vector-append '#(a) '#(b c d)) ;=> #(a b c d)

(vector-append '#(a #(b)) '#(#(c))) ;=> #(a #(b) #(c))

`vector-concatenate``list-of-vectors`procedureAppends each vector in

`list-of-vectors`. This is equivalent to:(apply vector-append list-of-vectors)

However, it may be implemented better.

Example:

(vector-concatenate '(#(a b) #(c d))) ;=> #(a b c d)

### Predicates

`vector-empty?``vec`procedureReturns

`#t`if`vec`is empty, i.e. its length is`0`, and`#f`if not.Examples:

(vector-empty? '#(a)) ;=> #f

(vector-empty? '#(())) ;=> #f

(vector-empty? '#(#())) ;=> #f

(vector-empty? '#()) ;=> #t

`vector=``elt=?``vec``···`procedureVector structure comparator, generalized across user-specified element comparators. Vectors

`a`and`b`are considered equal by`vector=`iff their lengths are the same, and for each respective elements`E_a`and`E_b`,`(elt=? E_a E_b)`returns a true value.`Elt=?`is always applied to two arguments. Element comparison must be consistent with`eq`; that is, if`(eq? E_a E_b)`results in a true value, then`(elt=? E_a E_b)`must also result in a true value. This may be exploited to avoid unnecessary element comparisons. (The reference implementation does, but it does not consider the situation where`elt=?`is in fact itself`eq?`to avoid yet more unnecessary comparisons.)If there are only zero or one vector arguments,

`#t`is automatically returned. The dynamic order in which comparisons of elements and of vectors are performed is left completely unspecified; do not rely on a particular order.Examples:

(vector= eq? '#(a b c d) '#(a b c d)) ;=> #t

(vector= eq? '#(a b c d) '#(a b d c)) ;=> #f

(vector= = '#(1 2 3 4 5) '#(1 2 3 4)) ;=> #f

(vector= = '#(1 2 3 4) '#(1 2 3 4)) ;=> #t

The two trivial cases.

(vector= eq?) ;=> #t

(vector= eq? '#(a)) ;=> #t

Note the fact that we don't use vector literals in the next two — it is unspecified whether or not literal vectors with the same external representation are

`eq?`.(vector= eq? (vector (vector 'a)) (vector (vector 'a))) ;=> #f

(vector= equal? (vector (vector 'a)) (vector (vector 'a))) ;=> #t

### Iteration

`vector-fold``kons``knil``vec_1``vec_2``···`procedureThe fundamental vector iterator.

`Kons`is iterated over each index in all of the vectors, stopping at the end of the shortest;`kons`is applied as`(kons i state (vector-ref vec_1 i) (vector-ref vec_2 i) ···)`where`state`is the current state value — the current state value begins with`knil`, and becomes whatever`kons`returned at the respective iteration —, and`i`is the current index.The iteration is strictly left-to-right.

Examples:

Find the longest string's length in

`vector-of-strings`.(vector-fold (λ (index len str) (max (string-length str) len)) 0 vector-of-strings)

Produce a list of the reversed elements of

`vec`.(vector-fold (λ (index tail elt) (cons elt tail)) '() vec)

Count the number of even numbers in

`vec`.(vector-fold (λ (index counter n) (if (even? n) (+ counter 1) counter)) 0 vec)

`vector-fold-right``kons``knil``vec_1``vec_2``···`procedureSimilar to

`vector-fold`, but it iterates right to left instead of left to right.Example:

Convert a vector to a list.

(vector-fold-right (λ (index tail elt) (cons elt tail)) '() '#(a b c d)) ;=> (a b c d)

`vector-map``f``vec_1``vec_2``···`procedureConstructs a new vector of the shortest size of the vector arguments. Each element at index

`i`of the new vector is mapped from the old vectors by`(f i (vector-ref vec_1 i) (vector-ref vec_2 i) ···)`. The dynamic order of application of`f`is unspecified.Examples:

(vector-map (λ (i x) (* x x)) (vector-unfold (λ (i x) (values x (+ x 1))) 4 1)) ;=> #(1 4 9 16)

(vector-map (λ (i x y) (* x y)) (vector-unfold (λ (i x) (values x (+ x 1))) 5 1) (vector-unfold (λ (i x) (values x (- x 1))) 5 5)) ;=> #(5 8 9 8 5)

(let ((count 0)) (vector-map (λ (ignored-index ignored-elt) (set! count (+ count 1)) count) '#(a b))) ;=> #(1 2) OR #(2 1)

(vector-map (λ (i elt) (+ i elt)) '#(1 2 3 4)) ;=> #(1 3 5 7)

`vector-map!``f``vec_1``vec_2``···`procedureSimilar to

`vector-map`, but rather than mapping the new elements into a new vector, the new mapped elements are destructively inserted into`vec_1`. Again, the dynamic order of application of`f`unspecified, so it is dangerous for`f`to apply either`vector-ref`or`vector-set!`to`vec_1`in`f`.

`vector-for-each``f``vec_1``vec_2``···`procedureSimple vector iterator: applies

`f`to each index in the range [0,`length`), where`length`is the length of the smallest vector argument passed, and the respective list of parallel elements from`vec_1 vec_2 ···`at that index. In contrast with`vector-map`,`f`is reliably applied to each subsequent elements, starting at index 0, in the vectors.Example:

(vector-for-each (λ (i x) (display x) (newline)) '#("foo" "bar" "baz" "quux" "zot"))

Displays:

foo bar baz quux zot

`vector-count``pred?``vec_1``vec_2``···`procedureCounts the number of parallel elements in the vectors that satisfy

`pred?`, which is applied, for each index`i`in the range [0,`length`) — where`length`is the length of the smallest vector argument —, to`i`and each parallel element in the vectors at that index, in order.Examples:

(vector-count (λ (i elt) (even? elt)) '#(3 1 4 1 5 9 2 5 6)) ;=> 3

(vector-count (λ (i x y) (< x y)) '#(1 3 6 9) '#(2 4 6 8 10 12)) ;=> 2

### Searching

`vector-index``pred?``vec_1``vec_2``···`procedureFinds & returns the index of the first elements in

`vec_1 vec_2 ···`that satisfy`pred?`. If no matching element is found by the end of the shortest vector,`#f`is returned.Examples:

(vector-index even? '#(3 1 4 1 5 9)) ;=> 2

(vector-index < '#(3 1 4 1 5 9 2 5 6) '#(2 7 1 8 2)) ;=> 1

(vector-index = '#(3 1 4 1 5 9 2 5 6) '#(2 7 1 8 2)) ;=> #f

`vector-index-right``pred?``vec_1``vec_2``···`procedureLike

`vector-index`, but it searches right-to-left, rather than left-to-right, and all of the vectors*must*have the same length.

`vector-skip``pred?``vec_1``vec_2``···`procedureFinds & returns the index of the first elements in

`vec_1 vec_2 ···`that do*not*satisfy`pred?`. If all the values in the vectors satisfy`pred?`until the end of the shortest vector, this returns`#f`. This is equivalent to:(vector-index (λ (x_1 x_2 ···) (not (pred? x_1 x_1 ···))) vec_1 vec_2 ···)

Example:

(vector-skip number? '#(1 2 a b 3 4 c d)) ;=> 2

`vector-skip-right``pred?``vec_1``vec_2``···`procedureLike

`vector-skip`, but it searches for a non-matching element right-to-left, rather than left-to-right, and all of the vectors*must*have the same length. This is equivalent to:(vector-index-right (λ (x_1 x_2 ···) (not (pred? x_1 x_1 ···))) vec_1 vec_2 ···)

`vector-binary-search``vec``value``cmp`procedureSimilar to

`vector-index`and`vector-index-right`, but instead of searching left to right or right to left, this performs a binary search.`cmp`should be a procedure of two arguments and return a negative integer, which indicates that its first argument is less than its second, zero, which indicates that they are equal, or a positive integer, which indicates that the first argument is greater than the second argument. An example`cmp`might be:(λ (char_1 char_2) (cond ((char<? char_1 char_2) -1) ((char=? char_1 char_2) 0) (else 1)))

`vector-any``pred?``vec_1``vec_2``···`procedureFinds the first set of elements in parallel from

`vec_1 vec_2 ···`for which`pred?`returns a true value. If such a parallel set of elements exists,`vector-any`returns the value that`pred?`returned for that set of elements. The iteration is strictly left-to-right.

`vector-every``pred?``vec_1``vec_2``···`procedureIf, for every index

`i`between 0 and the length of the shortest vector argument, the set of elements`(vector-ref vec_1 i) (vector-ref vec_2 i) ···`satisfies`pred?`,`vector-every`returns the value that`pred?`returned for the last set of elements, at the last index of the shortest vector. The iteration is strictly left-to-right.

### Mutators

`vector-swap!``vec``i``j`procedureSwaps or exchanges the values of the locations in

`vec`at`i`&`j`.

`vector-fill!``vec``fill``#!optional``start``end`procedure[

*R5RS*+] Assigns the value of every location in`vec`between`start`, which defaults to`0`and`end`, which defaults to the length of`vec`, to`fill`.

`vector-reverse!``vec``#!optional``start``end`procedureDestructively reverses the contents of the sequence of locations in

`vec`between`start`and`end`.`Start`defaults to`0`and`end`defaults to the length of`vec`. Note that this does not deeply reverse.

`vector-copy!``target``tstart``source``#!optional``sstart``send`procedureCopies a block of elements from

`source`to`target`, both of which must be vectors, starting in`target`at`tstart`and starting in`source`at`sstart`, ending when`send - sstart`elements have been copied. It is an error for`target`to have a length less than`tstart + (send - sstart)`.`Sstart`defaults to`0`and`send`defaults to the length of`source`.

`vector-reverse-copy!``target``tstart``source``#!optional``sstart``send`procedureLike

`vector-copy!`, but this copies the elements in the reverse order. It is an error if`target`and`source`are identical vectors and the target & source ranges overlap; however, if`tstart = sstart`,`vector-reverse-copy!`behaves as`(vector-reverse! target tstart send)`would.

### Conversion

`vector->list``vec``#!optional``start``end`procedure[

*R5RS*+] Creates a list containing the elements in`vec`between`start`, which defaults to`0`, and`end`, which defaults to the length of`vec`.

`reverse-vector->list``vec``#!optional``start``end`procedureLike

`vector->list`, but the resulting list contains the elements in reverse between the the specified range.

`list->vector``proper-list``#!optional``start``end`procedure[

*R5RS*+] Produce a vector containing the elements in`proper-list`, which must be a proper list, between`start`, whose default is 0, and`end`, whose default is the length of`list`. It is suggested that if the length of`list`is known in advance, the`start`and`end`arguments be passed, so that`list->vector`need not call`length`itself.

`reverse-list->vector``proper-list``#!optional``start``end`procedureLike

`list->vector`, but the resulting list contains the elements in reverse of`proper-list`.

## About this egg

### Author

Taylor Campbell. Chicken maintainer: Jim Ursetto. Test suite by Peter Danenberg.

### Version history

- 2.1.1
- Fix segfault when calling certain procedures with non-fixnum as vector index (fixes #1631)
- 2.1
- Test suite bug fix
- 2.0
- Port to CHICKEN 5
- 1.2
- Sync to reference implementation as of 2008-01-12
- 1.1
- Final implementation port (2005-05-24 + patches) by Jim Ursetto
- 1.0
- Draft implementation port by William S. Annis

### License

The reference implementation is subject to the following copyright.

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