DelayExpression

abstract class DelayExpression(isConstant:Boolean)

Value-agnostic interface for expressions.

• isConstant: Is this a constant expression?

Member Variables

Name Description
generation:Integer Generation in which the expression was evaluated. This is zero unless pilot() has been called with a given generation provided, and the expression has not subsequently been made constant (in which case it reverts to zero).
pilotCount:Integer16 Number of times pilot() has been called.
gradCount:Integer16 Number of times grad() or move() has been called. In the former case, used to track accumulation of upstream gradients before recursion, after which it is reset to zero. In the latter case, used to ensure that each subexpression is moved only once, and upon reaching pilotCount is reset to zero.
flagConstant:Boolean Has value() been called? This is used as a short-circuit for shared subexpressions.
flagPrior:Boolean Has prior() been called? This is used as a short-circuit for shared subexpressions.

Member Functions

Name Description
isRandom Is this a Random expression?
isConstant Is this a constant expression?
length Length of result.
rows Number of rows in result.
columns Number of columns in result.
depth Depth of the expression tree.
prior Construct a lazy expression for the log-prior, and collect variables.

Member Function Details

columns

abstract function columns() -> Integer

Number of columns in result.

depth

abstract function depth() -> Integer

Depth of the expression tree.

isConstant

function isConstant() -> Boolean

Is this a constant expression?

isRandom

function isRandom() -> Boolean

Is this a Random expression?

length

final function length() -> Integer

Length of result. This is synonymous with rows().

prior

final function prior() -> Expression<Real>?

Construct a lazy expression for the log-prior, and collect variables.

Returns: An expression giving the log-prior of any variables in the expression, or nil if there are no variables (which may be interpreted as a log-prior of zero).

rows

abstract function rows() -> Integer

Number of rows in result.