What is the julia equivalent of numpy’s argpartition?
Here is how it works:
Let’s say you want to get the indices of the top five entries of an array.
As an example, say I have probabilites of
n events stored in an array. Now I want to find the index of the top five most likely events. I would do so in numpy:
indices_of_most_likely_5 = np.argpartition(probabilities, -5)[-5:]
It is based on the
least_5_at_the_beginning = np.partition(probabilities, 5)
This will partially sort probabilities so that the least five values are at the beginning and the rest later.
It does not sort the whole array, thus saving a lot of time