Subtracts sparse updates from an existing tensor according to indices.

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This operation creates a new tensor by subtracting sparse updates from the passed in tensor. This operation is very similar to tf.scatter_nd_sub, except that the updates are subtracted from an existing tensor (as opposed to a variable). If the memory for the existing tensor cannot be re-used, a copy is made and updated.

indices is an integer tensor containing indices into a new tensor of shape shape. The last dimension of indices can be at most the rank of shape:

indices.shape[-1] <= shape.rank

The last dimension of indices corresponds to indices into elements (if indices.shape[-1] = shape.rank) or slices (if indices.shape[-1] < shape.rank) along dimension indices.shape[-1] of shape. updates is a tensor with shape

indices.shape[:-1] + shape[indices.shape[-1]:]

The simplest form of tensor_scatter_sub is to subtract individual elements from a tensor by index. For example, say we want to insert 4 scattered elements in a rank-1 tensor with 8 elements.

In Python, this scatter subtract operation would look like this:

    indices = tf.constant([[4], [3], [1], [7]])
    updates = tf.constant([9, 10, 11, 12])
    tensor = tf.ones([8], dtype=tf.int32)
    updated = tf.tensor_scatter_nd_sub(tensor, indices, updates)

The resulting tensor would look like this:

[1, -10, 1, -9, -8, 1, 1, -11]

We can also, insert entire slices of a higher rank tensor all at once. For example, if we wanted to insert two slices in the first dimension of a rank-3 tensor with two matrices of new values.

In Python, this scatter add operation would look like this:

    indices = tf.constant([[0], [2]])
    updates = tf.constant([[[5, 5, 5, 5], [6, 6, 6, 6],
                            [7, 7, 7, 7], [8, 8, 8, 8]],
                           [[5, 5, 5, 5], [6, 6, 6, 6],
                            [7, 7, 7, 7], [8, 8, 8,