# dgl.sparse.SparseMatrix.softmax¶

`SparseMatrix.``softmax`()dgl.sparse.sparse_matrix.SparseMatrix

Applies row-wise softmax to the non-zero elements of the sparse matrix.

Equivalently, applies softmax to the non-zero elements of the sparse matrix along the column (`dim=1`) dimension.

If `input.val` takes shape `(nnz, D)`, then the output matrix `output` and `output.val` take the same shape as `input` and `input.val`. `output.val[:, i]` is calculated based on `input.val[:, i]`.

Parameters

input (SparseMatrix) – The input sparse matrix

Returns

The output sparse matrix

Return type

SparseMatrix

Examples

Case1: matrix with values of shape (nnz)

```>>> indices = torch.tensor([[0, 0, 1, 2], [1, 2, 2, 0]])
>>> nnz = len(row)
>>> val = torch.arange(nnz).float()
>>> A = dglsp.spmatrix(indices, val)
>>> dglsp.softmax(A)
SparseMatrix(indices=tensor([[0, 0, 1, 2],
[1, 2, 2, 0]]),
values=tensor([0.2689, 0.7311, 1.0000, 1.0000]),
shape=(3, 3), nnz=4)
```

Case2: matrix with values of shape (nnz, D)

```>>> indices = torch.tensor([[0, 0, 1, 2], [1, 2, 2, 0]])
>>> val = torch.tensor([[0., 7.], [1., 3.], [2., 2.], [3., 1.]])
>>> A = dglsp.spmatrix(indices, val)
>>> dglsp.softmax(A)
SparseMatrix(indices=tensor([[0, 0, 1, 2],
[1, 2, 2, 0]]),
values=tensor([[0.2689, 0.9820],
[0.7311, 0.0180],
[1.0000, 1.0000],
[1.0000, 1.0000]]),
shape=(3, 3), nnz=4, val_size=(2,))
```