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Computes the sum of elements across dimensions of a SparseTensor. (deprecated arguments) (deprecated arguments)

    sp_input, axis=None, keepdims=None, reduction_axes=None, keep_dims=None

This Op takes a SparseTensor and is the sparse counterpart to tf.reduce_sum(). In particular, this Op also returns a dense Tensor instead of a sparse one.

Reduces sp_input along the dimensions given in reduction_axes. Unless keepdims is true, the rank of the tensor is reduced by 1 for each entry in reduction_axes. If keepdims is true, the reduced dimensions are retained with length 1.

If reduction_axes has no entries, all dimensions are reduced, and a tensor with a single element is returned. Additionally, the axes can be negative, similar to the indexing rules in Python.

For example:

# 'x' represents [[1, ?, 1]
#                 [?, 1, ?]]
# where ? is implicitly-zero.
tf.sparse.reduce_sum(x) ==> 3
tf.sparse.reduce_sum(x, 0) ==> [1, 1, 1]
tf.sparse.reduce_sum(x, 1) ==> [2, 1]  # Can also use -1 as the axis.
tf.sparse.reduce_sum(x, 1, keepdims=True) ==> [[2], [1]]
tf.sparse.reduce_sum(x, [0, 1]) ==> 3


  • sp_input: The SparseTensor to reduce. Should have numeric type.
  • axis: The dimensions to reduce; list or scalar. If None (the default), reduces all dimensions.
  • keepdims: If true, retain reduced dimensions with length 1.
  • reduction_axes: Deprecated name of axis.
  • keep_dims: Deprecated alias for keepdims.


The reduced Tensor.