◆ inclusive_scan() [4/4]

template<typename InputIterator , typename OutputIterator , typename AssociativeOperator >
OutputIterator thrust::inclusive_scan ( InputIterator  first,
InputIterator  last,
OutputIterator  result,
AssociativeOperator  binary_op 

inclusive_scan computes an inclusive prefix sum operation. The term 'inclusive' means that each result includes the corresponding input operand in the partial sum. When the input and output sequences are the same, the scan is performed in-place.

inclusive_scan is similar to std::partial_sum in the STL. The primary difference between the two functions is that std::partial_sum guarantees a serial summation order, while inclusive_scan requires associativity of the binary operation to parallelize the prefix sum.

firstThe beginning of the input sequence.
lastThe end of the input sequence.
resultThe beginning of the output sequence.
binary_opThe associatve operator used to 'sum' values.
The end of the output sequence.
Template Parameters
InputIteratoris a model of Input Iterator and InputIterator's value_type is convertible to OutputIterator's value_type.
OutputIteratoris a model of Output Iterator and OutputIterator's value_type is convertible to both AssociativeOperator's first_argument_type and second_argument_type.
AssociativeOperatoris a model of Binary Function and AssociativeOperator's result_type is convertible to OutputIterator's value_type.
first may equal result but the range [first, last) and the range [result, result + (last - first)) shall not overlap otherwise.

The following code snippet demonstrates how to use inclusive_scan

int data[10] = {-5, 0, 2, -3, 2, 4, 0, -1, 2, 8};
thrust::inclusive_scan(data, data + 10, data, binary_op); // in-place scan
// data is now {-5, 0, 2, 2, 2, 4, 4, 4, 4, 8}
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