# Class Vector

All Implemented Interfaces:
Iterable<Number>, Collection<Number>, List<Number>, Random­Access

public abstract class Vector extends AbstractList<Number> implements RandomAccess
A vector of real numbers. An instance of Vector can be a wrapper around an array of Java primitive type (typically float[] or double[]), or it may be a function calculating values on the fly. Often the two above-cited cases are used together, for example in a time series where:
• x[i] is a linear function of i (e.g. the sampling time of measurements performed at a fixed time interval)
• y[i] is the measurement of a phenomenon at time x[i].

## Instantiation

Instances of Vector are usually created by calls to the create(Object, boolean) static method. The supplied array is not cloned – changes to the primitive array are reflected in the vector, and vice-versa. Vectors can be a view over a subsection of the given array, or can provide a view of the elements in reverse order, etc. The example below creates a view over a subsection:
float[] array = new float[100];
Vector v = Vector.create(array, false).subList(20, 40)
// At this point, v.doubleValue(0) is equivalent to (double) array[20].

## Usage

The methods that are most often used after Vector creation are size() and double­Value(int) or int­Value(int). Those methods make abstraction of the underlying data type. For example if the vector is backed by an array of type int[], then calls to double­Value(index) will:
• Convert the int[index] value to a double value.
• If is­Unsigned() is true, apply the necessary bitmask before conversion.
Widening conversions (for example from short to long) are always allowed. Narrowing conversions are allowed if the result can be represented at least approximately by the target type. For example conversions from double to float are always allowed (values that are too large for the float type are represented by positive of negative infinity), but conversions from long to short are allowed only if the value is between Short​.MIN_VALUE and Short​.MAX_VALUE inclusive.
Comparison with other API: the above functionalities look like similar functionalities provided by Byte­Buffer in standard Java, but they actually serve different purposes. The Byte­Buffer getter methods (for example get­Short(int), get­Long(int), etc.) allow to decode a sequence of bytes in a way determined by the type of the value to decode (2 bytes for a short, 8 bytes for a long, etc.) – the type of the stored value must be known before to read it. By contrast, this Vector class is used in situations where the decoding has already been done by the code that create a Vector object, but the data type may not be known by the code that will use the Vector object. For example a method performing a numerical calculation may want to see the data as double values without concern about whether the data were really stored as double or as float values. For the situations where a Buffer is needed, inter-operability is provided by the buffer() method and by accepting buffer in the create(Object, boolean) method.
Since:
0.8

Defined in the sis-utility module

mod­Count
• ## Constructor Summary

Constructors
Modifier
Constructor
Description
protected
For subclasses constructor.
• ## Method Summary

Modifier and Type
Method
Description
Returns the vector data as a java​.nio buffer.
byte
byte­Value(int index)
Returns the value at the given index as a byte.
compress(double tolerance)
Returns a vector with the same data than this vector but encoded in a more compact way, or this if this method can not do better than current Vector instance.
concatenate(Vector to­Append)
Returns the concatenation of this vector with the given one.
static Vector
create(double[] array)
Wraps the given array of floating point values.
static Vector
create(Object array, boolean is­Unsigned)
Wraps the given object in a vector.
static Vector
create­For­Decimal(float[] array)
Wraps the given float[] array in a vector that preserve the string representations in base 10.
static Vector
create­Sequence(Number first, Number increment, int length)
Creates a sequence of numbers in a given range of values using the given increment.
abstract double
double­Value(int index)
Returns the value at the given index as a double.
double[]
Copies all values in an array of double precision floating point numbers.
boolean
equals(Object object)
Returns true if the given object is a vector containing the same values than this vector.
void
fill(int from­Index, int to­Index, Number value)
Sets a range of elements to the given number.
float
float­Value(int index)
Returns the value at the given index as a float.
float[]
Copies all values in an array of single precision floating point numbers.
abstract Number
get(int index)
Returns the number at the given index, or null if none.
abstract Class<? extends Number>
Returns the type of elements in this vector.
int
Returns a hash code for the values in this vector.
increment(double tolerance)
Returns the increment between all consecutive values if this increment is constant, or null otherwise.
int
int­Value(int index)
Returns the value at the given index as an int.
boolean
Returns true if this vector is empty or contains only Na­N values.
boolean
Returns true if this vector contains only integer values.
abstract boolean
is­Na­N(int index)
Returns true if the value at the given index is null or Na­N.
boolean
Returns true if values in this vector can be casted to single-precision floating point numbers (float) without precision lost.
boolean
Returns true if integer values shall be interpreted as unsigned values.
long
long­Value(int index)
Returns the value at the given index as a long.
pick(int... indices)
Returns a view which contains the values of this vector at the given indexes.
Returns the minimal and maximal values found in this vector.
repeat(boolean each­Value, int count)
Returns a vector whose value is the content of this vector repeated count times.
int[]
repetitions(int... candidates)
Detects repetition patterns in the values contained in this vector.
final Vector
Returns a view which contains the values of this vector in reverse order.
abstract Number
set(int index, Number value)
Sets the number at the given index.
short
short­Value(int index)
Returns the value at the given index as a short.
abstract int
Returns the number of elements in this vector.
abstract String
string­Value(int index)
Returns a string representation of the value at the given index.
final Vector
sub­List(int lower, int upper)
Returns a view which contain the values of this vector in the given index range.
sub­Sampling(int first, int step, int length)
Returns a view which contain the values of this vector in a given index range.
Returns a string representation of this vector.
transform(double scale, double offset)
Returns a view of this vector with all values transformed by the given linear equation.

### Methods inherited from class AbstractCollection

add­All, contains, contains­All, is­Empty, remove, remove­All, retain­All, to­Array, to­Array

### Methods inherited from class Object

clone, finalize, get­Class, notify, notify­All, wait, wait, wait

### Methods inherited from interface Collection

parallel­Stream, remove­If, stream, to­Array

for­Each

### Methods inherited from interface List

add­All, contains, contains­All, is­Empty, remove, remove­All, replace­All, retain­All, sort, spliterator, to­Array, to­Array
• ## Constructor Details

• ### Vector

protected Vector()
For subclasses constructor.
• ## Method Details

• ### create

public static Vector create(Object array, boolean isUnsigned) throws IllegalArgumentException
Wraps the given object in a vector. The argument should be one of the following:
• An array of a primitive type, like float[].
• A Number[] array.
• A String[] array (not recommended, but happen with some file formats).
• A Vector, in which case it is returned unchanged.
• A Buffer backed by an array.
• The null value, in which case null is returned.
The given argument is not cloned. Consequently changes in the underlying array are reflected in this vector, and vice-versa.

#### Unsigned integers

Java has no primitive support for unsigned integers. But some file formats use unsigned integers, which can be simulated in Java by the use of bit masks or methods like Integer​.to­Unsigned­Long(int). This Vector class applies automatically those masks (unless otherwise noticed in method Javadoc) if the is­Unsigned argument is true. That argument applies only to byte[], short[], int[] or long[] arrays and is ignored for all other kind of arrays.
Parameters:
array - the object to wrap in a vector, or null.
is­Unsigned - true if integer types should be interpreted as unsigned integers.
Returns:
the given object wrapped in a vector, or null if the argument was null.
Throws:
Illegal­Argument­Exception - if the type of the given object is not recognized by the method.
• ### create

public static Vector create(double[] array)
Wraps the given array of floating point values. This method does not clone the array: changes in the given array will be reflected in the returned vector and vice-versa. This method is equivalent to create(array, false) but potentially faster.
Parameters:
array - the array of floating point values to wrap in a vector, or null.
Returns:
the given array wrapped in a vector, or null if the argument was null.
Since:
1.0
• ### createForDecimal

public static Vector createForDecimal(float[] array)
Wraps the given float[] array in a vector that preserve the string representations in base 10. For example the 0.1 float value casted to double normally produces 0.10000000149011612 because of the way IEEE 754 arithmetic represents numbers (in base 2 instead of base 10). But the vector returned by this method will convert the 0.1 float value into the 0.1 double value. Note that despite the appearance, this is not more accurate than the normal cast, because base 10 is not more privileged in nature than base 2.

#### When to use

This method can be used when there is good reasons to think that the float numbers were parsed from decimal representations, for example an ASCII file. There is usually no reason to use this method if the values are the result of some numerical computations.
Parameters:
array - the array of floating point values to wrap in a vector, or null.
Returns:
the given array wrapped in a vector, or null if the argument was null.
• ### createSequence

public static Vector createSequence(Number first, Number increment, int length)
Creates a sequence of numbers in a given range of values using the given increment. The range of values will be first inclusive to (first + increment*length) exclusive. Note that the value given by the first argument is equivalent to a "lowest" or "minimum" value only if the given increment is positive.

The element type will be inferred from the type of the given Number instances. If will typically be Integer​.class for the [100:1:120] range and Double​.class for the [0:0.1:1] range.

Parameters:
first - the first value, inclusive.
increment - the difference between the values at two adjacent indexes.
length - the length of the desired vector.
Returns:
the given sequence as a vector.
• ### getElementType

public abstract Class<? extends Number> getElementType()
Returns the type of elements in this vector. If this vector is backed by an array of a primitive type, then this method returns the wrapper class, not the primitive type. For example if this vector is backed by an array of type float[], then this method returns Float​.class, not Float​.TYPE.

The information returned by this method is only indicative; it is not guaranteed to specify accurately this kind of objects returned by the get(int) method. There is various situations where the types may not match:

• If this vector is unsigned, then the values returned by get(int) will be instances of a type wider than the type used by this vector for storing the values.
• If this vector has been created for decimal numbers, then the values returned by get(int) will use double-precision even if this vector stores the values as single-precision floating point numbers.
• If this vector has been compressed, then the type returned by this method does not describe accurately the range of values that this vector can store.

Users of the double­Value(int) method do not need to care about this information since Vector will perform automatically the type conversion. Users of other methods may want to verify this information for avoiding Arithmetic­Exception.

Returns:
the type of elements in this vector.
• ### isSinglePrecision

public boolean isSinglePrecision()
Returns true if values in this vector can be casted to single-precision floating point numbers (float) without precision lost. In case of doubt, this method conservatively returns false.
Returns:
whether values in this vector can be casted to float primitive type.
Since:
1.1
• ### isInteger

public boolean isInteger()
Returns true if this vector contains only integer values. This method may iterate over all values for performing this verification.
Returns:
true if this vector contains only integer values.
• ### isUnsigned

public boolean isUnsigned()
Returns true if integer values shall be interpreted as unsigned values. This method may return true for data stored in byte[], short[], int[] or long[] arrays, but never for data stored in float[] and double[] arrays. The default implementation returns false.

Unless otherwise noticed in Javadoc, users do not need to care about this information since Vector methods will perform automatically the operations needed for unsigned integers.

Returns:
true if the integer values shall be interpreted as unsigned values.
• ### size

public abstract int size()
Returns the number of elements in this vector.
Specified by:
size in interface Collection<Number>
Specified by:
size in interface List<Number>
Specified by:
size in class Abstract­Collection<Number>
Returns:
the number of elements in this vector.
• ### isEmptyOrNaN

public boolean isEmptyOrNaN()
Returns true if this vector is empty or contains only Na­N values.
Returns:
whether this vector is empty or contains only Na­N values.
Since:
1.1
• ### isNaN

public abstract boolean isNaN(int index)
Returns true if the value at the given index is null or Na­N.
Parameters:
index - the index in the [0 … size-1] range.
Returns:
true if the value at the given index is Na­N.
Throws:
Index­Out­Of­Bounds­Exception - if the given index is out of bounds.
• ### doubleValue

public abstract double doubleValue(int index)
Returns the value at the given index as a double. This is the safest method since all primitive types supported by Vector are convertible to the double type.
Parameters:
index - the index in the [0 … size-1] range.
Returns:
the value at the given index.
Throws:
Index­Out­Of­Bounds­Exception - if the given index is out of bounds.
Null­Pointer­Exception - if the value is null (never happen if this vector wraps an array of primitive type).
Number­Format­Exception - if the value is stored as a String and can not be parsed.
• ### floatValue

public float floatValue(int index)
Returns the value at the given index as a float. This method may result in a lost of precision if this vector stores or computes its values with the double type.

The default implementation delegates to double­Value(int) and cast the result to float.

Parameters:
index - the index in the [0 … size-1] range.
Returns:
the value at the given index.
Throws:
Index­Out­Of­Bounds­Exception - if the given index is out of bounds.
Null­Pointer­Exception - if the value is null (never happen if this vector wraps an array of primitive type).
Number­Format­Exception - if the value is stored as a String and can not be parsed.
• ### longValue

public long longValue(int index)
Returns the value at the given index as a long. If this vector uses floating point values, the value is rounded to the nearest integer.

The default implementation delegates to double­Value(int) and verifies if the result can be rounded to a long with an error not greater than 0.5. Subclasses that store or compute their values with an integer type should override this method.

Parameters:
index - the index in the [0 … size-1] range.
Returns:
the value at the given index.
Throws:
Index­Out­Of­Bounds­Exception - if the given index is out of bounds.
Null­Pointer­Exception - if the value is null (never happen if this vector wraps an array of primitive type).
Number­Format­Exception - if the value is stored as a String and can not be parsed.
Arithmetic­Exception - if the value is too large for the capacity of the long type.
• ### intValue

public int intValue(int index)
Returns the value at the given index as an int. If this vector uses floating point values, the value is rounded to the nearest integer.

The default implementation delegates to long­Value(int) and verifies if the result fits in the int type. Subclasses that store or compute their values with the int, short or byte type should override this method.

Parameters:
index - the index in the [0 … size-1] range.
Returns:
the value at the given index.
Throws:
Index­Out­Of­Bounds­Exception - if the given index is out of bounds.
Null­Pointer­Exception - if the value is null (never happen if this vector wraps an array of primitive type).
Number­Format­Exception - if the value is stored as a String and can not be parsed.
Arithmetic­Exception - if the value is too large for the capacity of the int type.
• ### shortValue

public short shortValue(int index)
Returns the value at the given index as a short. If this vector uses floating point values, the value is rounded to the nearest integer.

The default implementation delegates to long­Value(int) and verifies if the result fits in the short type. Subclasses that store or compute their values with the short or byte type should override this method.

Parameters:
index - the index in the [0 … size-1] range.
Returns:
the value at the given index.
Throws:
Index­Out­Of­Bounds­Exception - if the given index is out of bounds.
Null­Pointer­Exception - if the value is null (never happen if this vector wraps an array of primitive type).
Number­Format­Exception - if the value is stored as a String and can not be parsed.
Arithmetic­Exception - if the value is too large for the capacity of the short type.
• ### byteValue

public byte byteValue(int index)
Returns the value at the given index as a byte. If this vector uses floating point values, the value is rounded to the nearest integer.

The default implementation delegates to long­Value(int) and verifies if the result fits in the byte type. Subclasses that store or compute their values with the byte type should override this method.

Parameters:
index - the index in the [0 … size-1] range.
Returns:
the value at the given index.
Throws:
Index­Out­Of­Bounds­Exception - if the given index is out of bounds.
Null­Pointer­Exception - if the value is null (never happen if this vector wraps an array of primitive type).
Number­Format­Exception - if the value is stored as a String and can not be parsed.
Arithmetic­Exception - if the value is too large for the capacity of the byte type.
• ### stringValue

public abstract String stringValue(int index)
Returns a string representation of the value at the given index. Invoking this method is generally equivalent to invoking String​.value­Of(get(index)) except if the values are unsigned integers.
Parameters:
index - the index in the [0 … size-1] range.
Returns:
a string representation of the value at the given index (may be null).
Throws:
Index­Out­Of­Bounds­Exception - if the given index is out of bounds.
• ### get

public abstract Number get(int index)
Returns the number at the given index, or null if none. The object returned by this method is usually an instance of the class returned by get­Element­Type(), but may also be an instance of a wider type if this is necessary for representing the values.
Example: if get­Element­Type() returns Byte​.class but is­Unsigned() returns true, then this method will rather return instances of Short because that type is the smallest Java primitive type capable to hold byte values in the [0 … 255] range. But the elements are still stored internally as byte, and the vector can not accept values outside the [0 … 255] range even if they are valid Short values.
The class of returned objects should be stable. For example this method should not use different types for different range of values. This stability is recommended but not guaranteed because Vector can also wrap arbitrary Number[] arrays.
Specified by:
get in interface List<Number>
Specified by:
get in class Abstract­List<Number>
Parameters:
index - the index in the [0 … size-1] range.
Returns:
the value at the given index (may be null).
Throws:
Index­Out­Of­Bounds­Exception - if the given index is out of bounds.
Number­Format­Exception - if the value is stored as a String and can not be parsed.
• ### set

public abstract Number set(int index, Number value)
Sets the number at the given index. The given number should be an instance of the same type than the number returned by get(int). If not, the stored value may lost precision as a result of the cast.
Specified by:
set in interface List<Number>
Overrides:
set in class Abstract­List<Number>
Parameters:
index - the index in the [0 … size-1] range.
value - the value to set at the given index.
Returns:
the value previously stored at the given index.
Throws:
Unsupported­Operation­Exception - if this vector is read-only.
Index­Out­Of­Bounds­Exception - if the given index is out of bounds.
Number­Format­Exception - if the previous value was stored as a String and can not be parsed.
Illegal­Argument­Exception - if this vector uses some compression technic and the given value is out of range for that compression.
• ### fill

public void fill(int fromIndex, int toIndex, Number value)
Sets a range of elements to the given number. Invoking this method is equivalent to invoking set(int, Number) in a loop, but potentially much more efficient.
Parameters:
from­Index - index of the first element (inclusive) to be filled with the specified value.
to­Index - index of the last element (exclusive) to be filled with the specified value.
value - the value to be stored in elements of the vector.
Since:
1.1
• ### repetitions

public int[] repetitions(int... candidates)
Detects repetition patterns in the values contained in this vector. The repetitions detected by this method are patterns that at repeated at a regular interval on the whole vector; this method does not search for repetitions occurring at irregular intervals. This method returns an array of typically 0, 1 or 2 elements where zero element means that no repetition has been found, one element describes a repetition (see the example below), and two elements describes a repetition of the repetitions (examples below). More elements (deeper recursivity) are theoretically possible but not yet implemented.

If the values in this vector are of the form (x, x, …, x, y, y, …, y, z, z, …, z, …), then the first integer in the returned array is the number of consecutive x values before the y values. That number of occurrences must be the same than the number of consecutive y values before the z values, the number of consecutive z values before the next values, and so on until the end of the vector.

Examples: in the following vector, each value is repeated 3 times. So the array returned by this method would be {4}, meaning that the first number appears 4 times, followed by a new number appearing 4 times, followed by a new number appearing 4 times, and so on until the end of the vector.
10, 10, 10, 10,
12, 12, 12, 12,
15, 15, 15, 15
For the next level (the second integer in the returned array), this method represents above repetitions by single entities then reapplies the same repetition detection. This method processes has if the (x, x, …, x, y, y, …, y, z, z, …, z, …) vector was replaced by a new (x, y, z, …) vector, then the same detection algorithm was applied recursively.
Examples: in the following vector, each value is repeated 2 times, then the sequence of 12 values is itself repeated 2 times. So the array returned by this method would be {3,4}, meaning that the first number appears 3 times, followed by a new number appearing 3 times, etc. until we counted 4 groups of 3 numbers. Then the whole sequence is repeated until the end of the vector.
10, 10, 10,  12, 12, 12,  15, 15, 15,  18, 18, 18,
10, 10, 10,  12, 12, 12,  15, 15, 15,  18, 18, 18,
10, 10, 10,  12, 12, 12,  15, 15, 15,  18, 18, 18

This method is useful for analyzing the localization grid provided by some files (for example in netCDF format). Those grids sometime have constant longitude for the same column index, or constant latitude for the same row index. This method can detect such regularity, which allows more efficient handling of the grid to CRS transform.

Parameters:
candidates - probable values, or null or an empty array if unknown. If non-empty, those values will be used for narrowing the search, which may improve performances. There is no guarantee that the values returned by this method will be among the given candidates.
Returns:
the number of times that entities (numbers, or group of numbers) appears consecutively with identical values. If no such repetition is found, an empty array.
Since:
1.0
• ### increment

public Number increment(double tolerance)
Returns the increment between all consecutive values if this increment is constant, or null otherwise. If the returned value is non-null, then the following condition shall hold for all values of i in the [0 … size() - 1] range:
abs(double­Value(i) - (double­Value(0) + increment*i)) ≤ tolerance
The tolerance threshold can be zero if exact matches are desired. The return value (if non-null) is always a signed value, even if this vector is unsigned.
Parameters:
tolerance - the tolerance threshold for verifying if the increment is constant.
Returns:
the increment as a signed value, or null if the increment is not constant.
• ### range

public NumberRange<?> range()
Returns the minimal and maximal values found in this vector.
Returns:
minimal and maximal values found in this vector.
• ### subList

public final Vector subList(int lower, int upper)
Returns a view which contain the values of this vector in the given index range. The returned view will contain the values from index lower inclusive to upper exclusive.
Implementation note: this method delegates its work sub­Sampling(lower, 1, upper - lower). This method is declared final in order to force subclasses to override sub­Sampling(…) instead.
Specified by:
sub­List in interface List<Number>
Overrides:
sub­List in class Abstract­List<Number>
Parameters:
lower - index of the first value to be included in the returned view.
upper - index after the last value to be included in the returned view.
Returns:
a view of this vector containing values in the given index range.
Throws:
Index­Out­Of­Bounds­Exception - if an index is outside the [0 … size-1] range.
• ### subSampling

public Vector subSampling(int first, int step, int length)
Returns a view which contain the values of this vector in a given index range. The returned view will contain the values from index first inclusive to (first + step*length) exclusive with index incremented by the given step value, which can be negative. More specifically the index i in the returned vector will maps the element at index (first + step*i) in this vector.

This method does not copy the values. Consequently any modification to the values of this vector will be reflected in the returned view and vice-versa.

Parameters:
first - index of the first value in this vector to be included in the returned view.
step - the index increment between values in this vector to be included in the returned view. Can be positive, zero or negative.
length - the length of the view to be returned. Can not be greater than the length of this vector, except if the step is zero.
Returns:
a view of this vector containing values in the given index range.
Throws:
Index­Out­Of­Bounds­Exception - if first or first + step*(length-1) is outside the [0 … size-1] range.
• ### pick

public Vector pick(int... indices)
Returns a view which contains the values of this vector at the given indexes. This method does not copy the values, consequently any modification to the values of this vector will be reflected in the returned view and vice-versa.

The indexes do not need to be in any particular order. The same index can be repeated more than once. Thus it is possible to create a vector larger than the original vector.

Parameters:
indices - indexes of the values to be returned.
Returns:
a view of this vector containing values at the given indexes.
Throws:
Index­Out­Of­Bounds­Exception - if at least one index is out of bounds.
• ### concatenate

public Vector concatenate(Vector toAppend)
Returns the concatenation of this vector with the given one. Indexes in the [0 … size - 1] range will map to this vector, while indexes in the [sizesize + to­Append​.size] range while map to the given vector.
Parameters:
to­Append - the vector to concatenate at the end of this vector.
Returns:
the concatenation of this vector with the given vector.
• ### repeat

public Vector repeat(boolean eachValue, int count)
Returns a vector whose value is the content of this vector repeated count times. The content can be repeated in two different ways:
• If each­Value is true, then each value is repeated count times before to move to the next value.
• If each­Value is false, then whole vector is repeated count times.
Example: if vec contains {1, 2, 3}, then:
• vec​.repeat(true, 4) returns {1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3}.
• vec​.repeat(false, 4) returns {1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3}.
This method returns an empty vector if count is zero and returns this if count is one. For other positive count values, this method returns an unmodifiable view of this vector: changes in this vector are reflected in the repeated vector.
Parameters:
each­Value - whether to apply the repetition on each value (true) or on the whole vector (false).
count - number of repetitions as a positive number (including zero).
Returns:
this vector repeated count time.
Since:
1.0
• ### reverse

public final Vector reverse()
Returns a view which contains the values of this vector in reverse order.
Implementation note: this method delegates its work to sub­Sampling(size-1, -1, size). This method is declared final in order to force subclasses to override sub­Sampling(…) instead.
Returns:
the vector values in reverse order.
• ### transform

public Vector transform(double scale, double offset)
Returns a view of this vector with all values transformed by the given linear equation. If scale = 1 and offset = 0, then this method returns this. Otherwise this method returns a vector where each value at index i is computed by double­Value(i) × scale + offset. The values are computed on-the-fly; they are not copied.
Parameters:
scale - the scale factor to apply on each value, or 1 if none.
offset - the offset to apply on each value, or 0 if none.
Returns:
a vector with values computed by double­Value(i) × scale + offset.
Throws:
Illegal­Argument­Exception - if an argument is NaN or infinite.
Since:
1.0
• ### compress

public Vector compress(double tolerance)
Returns a vector with the same data than this vector but encoded in a more compact way, or this if this method can not do better than current Vector instance. Examples:
• Vector is backed by an int[] array while values could be stored as short values.
• Vector contains increasing or decreasing values with a constant delta between consecutive values.
The returned vector may or may not be backed by the array given to the create(Object, boolean) method. Since the returned array may be a copy of this array, caller should not retain reference to this or reference to the backing array after this method call (otherwise an unnecessary duplication of data may exist in memory).

#### When to use

It is usually not worth to compress small arrays. Performance-critical arrays may not be compressed neither. This method is best suited for vectors that may potentially be large and for which the cost of fetching values in that vector is small compared to the calculation performed with the values.
Parameters:
tolerance - maximal difference allowed between original and compressed vectors (can be zero).
Returns:
a more compact vector with the same data than this vector, or this.
• ### buffer

public  buffer()
Returns the vector data as a java​.nio buffer. Data are not copied: changes in the buffer are reflected on this vector and vice-versa. Date are provided in their "raw" form. For example unsigned integers are given as plain int elements and it is caller responsibility to use Integer​.to­Unsigned­Long(int) if needed.
Returns:
the vector data as a buffer. Absent if this vector is not backed by an array or a buffer.
Since:
1.0
• ### doubleValues

public double[] doubleValues()
Copies all values in an array of double precision floating point numbers. This method is for inter-operability with APIs requiring an array of primitive type.

The default implementation invokes double­Value(int) for all indices from 0 inclusive to size() exclusive. Subclasses may override with more efficient implementation.

Returns:
a copy of all floating point values in this vector.
• ### floatValues

public float[] floatValues()
Copies all values in an array of single precision floating point numbers. This method is for inter-operability with APIs requiring an array of primitive type.

The default implementation invokes float­Value(int) for all indices from 0 inclusive to size() exclusive. Subclasses may override with more efficient implementation.

Returns:
a copy of all floating point values in this vector.
• ### toString

public String toString()
Returns a string representation of this vector.
Overrides:
to­String in class Abstract­Collection<Number>
Returns:
a string representation of this vector.
• ### hashCode

public int hashCode()
Returns a hash code for the values in this vector. The hash code is computed as if this vector was converted to an array of Numbers, then the Arrays​.hash­Code(Object[]) method invoked for that array. This contract is defined for compatibility with List​.hash­Code() contract.
Specified by:
hash­Code in interface Collection<Number>
Specified by:
hash­Code in interface List<Number>
Overrides:
hash­Code in class Abstract­List<Number>
Returns:
a hash code value for the values in this vector.
Since:
1.0
• ### equals

public boolean equals(Object object)
Returns true if the given object is a vector containing the same values than this vector. This method performs the comparison as if the two vectors where converted to arrays of Numbers, then the Arrays​.equals(Object[], Object[]) method invoked for those arrays.
Specified by:
equals in interface Collection<Number>
Specified by:
equals in interface List<Number>
Overrides:
equals in class Abstract­List<Number>
Parameters:
object - the other object to compare with this vector.
Returns:
true if the given object is a vector containing the same values than this vector.
Since:
1.0