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base.py
``````from . import backend as T

def tensor_to_vec(tensor):
"""Vectorises a tensor

Parameters
----------
tensor : ndarray
tensor of shape ``(i_1, ..., i_n)``

Returns
-------
1D-array
vectorised tensor of shape ``(i_1 * i_2 * ... * i_n)``
"""
return T.reshape(tensor, (-1, ))

def vec_to_tensor(vec, shape):
"""Folds a vectorised tensor back into a tensor of shape `shape`

Parameters
----------
vec : 1D-array
vectorised tensor of shape ``(i_1 * i_2 * ... * i_n)``
shape : tuple
shape of the ful tensor

Returns
-------
ndarray
tensor of shape `shape` = ``(i_1, ..., i_n)``
"""
return T.reshape(vec, shape)

def unfold(tensor, mode):
"""Returns the mode-`mode` unfolding of `tensor` with modes starting at `0`.

Parameters
----------
tensor : ndarray
mode : int, default is 0
indexing starts at 0, therefore mode is in ``range(0, tensor.ndim)``

Returns
-------
ndarray
unfolded_tensor of shape ``(tensor.shape[mode], -1)``
"""
return T.reshape(T.moveaxis(tensor, mode, 0), (tensor.shape[mode], -1))

def fold(unfolded_tensor, mode, shape):
"""Refolds the mode-`mode` unfolding into a tensor of shape `shape`

In other words, refolds the n-mode unfolded tensor
into the original tensor of the specified shape.

Parameters
----------
unfolded_tensor : ndarray
unfolded tensor of shape ``(shape[mode], -1)``
mode : int
the mode of the unfolding
shape : tuple
shape of the original tensor before unfolding

Returns
-------
ndarray
folded_tensor of shape `shape`
"""
full_shape = list(shape)
mode_dim = full_shape.pop(mode)
full_shape.insert(0, mode_dim)
return T.moveaxis(T.reshape(unfolded_tensor, full_shape), 0, mode)

def partial_unfold(tensor, mode=0, skip_begin=1, skip_end=0, ravel_tensors=False):
"""Partially unfolds a tensor while ignoring the specified number of dimensions at the beginning and the end.

For instance, if the first dimension of the tensor is the number of samples, to unfold each sample, you would
set skip_begin=1.
This would, for each i in ``range(tensor.shape)``, unfold ``tensor[i, ...]``.

Parameters
----------
tensor : ndarray
tensor of shape n_samples x n_1 x n_2 x ... x n_i
mode : int
indexing starts at 0, therefore mode is in range(0, tensor.ndim)
skip_begin : int, optional
number of dimensions to leave untouched at the beginning
skip_end : int, optional
number of dimensions to leave untouched at the end
ravel_tensors : bool, optional
if True, the unfolded tensors are also flattened

Returns
-------
ndarray
partially unfolded tensor
"""
if ravel_tensors:
new_shape = [-1]
else:
new_shape = [tensor.shape[mode + skip_begin], -1]

if skip_begin:
new_shape = [tensor.shape[i] for i in range(skip_begin)] + new_shape

if skip_end:
new_shape += [tensor.shape[-i] for i in range(skip_end)]

return T.reshape(T.moveaxis(tensor, mode+skip_begin, skip_begin), new_shape)

def partial_fold(unfolded, mode, shape, skip_begin=1, skip_end=0):
"""Re-folds a partially unfolded tensor

Parameters
----------
unfolded : ndarray
a partially unfolded tensor
mode : int
indexing starts at 0, therefore mode is in range(0, tensor.ndim)
shape : tuple
the shape of the original full tensor (including skipped dimensions)
skip_begin : int, optional, default is 1
number of dimensions to leave untouched at the beginning
skip_end : int, optional
number of dimensions to leave untouched at the end

Returns
-------
ndarray
partially re-folded tensor
"""
transposed_shape = list(shape)
mode_dim = transposed_shape.pop(skip_begin + mode)
transposed_shape.insert(skip_begin, mode_dim)
return T.moveaxis(T.reshape(unfolded, transposed_shape), skip_begin, skip_begin + mode)

def partial_tensor_to_vec(tensor, skip_begin=1, skip_end=0):
"""Partially vectorises a tensor

Partially vectorises a tensor while ignoring the specified dimension at the beginning and the end

Parameters
----------
tensor : ndarray
tensor to partially vectorise
skip_begin : int, optional, default is 1
number of dimensions to leave untouched at the beginning
skip_end : int, optional
number of dimensions to leave untouched at the end

Returns
-------
ndarray
partially vectorised tensor with the `skip_begin` first and `skip_end` last dimensions untouched
"""
return partial_unfold(tensor, mode=0, skip_begin=skip_begin, skip_end=skip_end, ravel_tensors=True)

def partial_vec_to_tensor(matrix, shape, skip_begin=1, skip_end=0):
"""Refolds a partially vectorised tensor into a full one

Parameters
----------
matrix : ndarray
a partially vectorised tensor
shape : tuple
the shape of the original full tensor (including skipped dimensions)
skip_begin : int, optional, default is 1
number of dimensions to leave untouched at the beginning
skip_end : int, optional
number of dimensions to leave untouched at the end

Returns
-------
ndarray
full tensor
"""
return partial_fold(matrix, mode=0, shape=shape, skip_begin=skip_begin, skip_end=skip_end)

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