mars.tensor.searchsorted(a, v, side='left', sorter=None, combine_size=None)[source]

Find indices where elements should be inserted to maintain order.

Find the indices into a sorted tensor a such that, if the corresponding elements in v were inserted before the indices, the order of a would be preserved.

Assuming that a is sorted:


returned index i satisfies


a[i-1] < v <= a[i]


a[i-1] <= v < a[i]

  • a (1-D array_like) – Input tensor. If sorter is None, then it must be sorted in ascending order, otherwise sorter must be an array of indices that sort it.

  • v (array_like) – Values to insert into a.

  • side ({'left', 'right'}, optional) – If ‘left’, the index of the first suitable location found is given. If ‘right’, return the last such index. If there is no suitable index, return either 0 or N (where N is the length of a).

  • sorter (1-D array_like, optional) – Optional tensor of integer indices that sort array a into ascending order. They are typically the result of argsort.

  • combine_size (int, optional) – The number of chunks to combine.


indices – Array of insertion points with the same shape as v.

Return type

tensor of ints

See also


Return a sorted copy of a tensor.


Produce histogram from 1-D data.


Binary search is used to find the required insertion points.

This function is a faster version of the builtin python bisect.bisect_left (side='left') and bisect.bisect_right (side='right') functions, which is also vectorized in the v argument.


>>> import mars.tensor as mt
>>> mt.searchsorted([1,2,3,4,5], 3).execute()
>>> mt.searchsorted([1,2,3,4,5], 3, side='right').execute()
>>> mt.searchsorted([1,2,3,4,5], [-10, 10, 2, 3]).execute()
array([0, 5, 1, 2])