mlpack::metric::LMetric< Power, TakeRoot > Class Template Reference
The L_p metric for arbitrary integer p, with an option to take the root. More...
|template<typename VecType1 , typename VecType2 >|
|static double||Evaluate (const VecType1 &a, const VecType2 &b)|
|Computes the distance between two points. |
template<int Power, bool TakeRoot = true>
class mlpack::metric::LMetric< Power, TakeRoot >
The L_p metric for arbitrary integer p, with an option to take the root.
This class implements the standard L_p metric for two arbitary vectors and of dimensionality :
The value of p is given as a template parameter.
In addition, the function can be simplified, neglecting the p-root calculation. This is done by specifying the TakeRoot template parameter to be false. Then,
It is faster to compute that distance, so TakeRoot is by default off. However, when TakeRoot is false, the distance given is not actually a true metric -- it does not satisfy the triangle inequality. Some mlpack methods do not require the triangle inequality to operate correctly (such as the BinarySpaceTree), but setting TakeRoot = false in some cases will cause incorrect results.
A few convenience typedefs are given:
- Template Parameters:
Power Power of metric; i.e. Power = 1 gives the L1-norm (Manhattan distance). TakeRoot If true, the Power'th root of the result is taken before it is returned. Setting this to false causes the metric to not satisfy the Triangle Inequality (be careful!).
Constructor & Destructor Documentation
|mlpack::metric::LMetric< Power, TakeRoot >::LMetric||(||)||
Member Function Documentation
|static double mlpack::metric::LMetric< Power, TakeRoot >::Evaluate||(||const VecType1 &||a,|
|const VecType2 &||b|
Computes the distance between two points.
Referenced by mlpack::kernel::SphericalKernel::ConvolutionIntegral(), mlpack::kernel::GaussianKernel::ConvolutionIntegral(), mlpack::kernel::TriangularKernel::Evaluate(), mlpack::kernel::SphericalKernel::Evaluate(), mlpack::kernel::LaplacianKernel::Evaluate(), and mlpack::kernel::GaussianKernel::Evaluate().
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