Futhark has no builtin operator or function for multiplying matrices. Indeed, it does not have matrices as a distinct type at all. Instead, matrices are represented simply as two-dimensional arrays of some type that supports multiplication and addition. We can write a function for multiplying integer matrices via the usual
let matmul_i32 [n][m][p] (A: [n][m]i32) (B: [m][p]i32) : [n][p]i32 = map (\A_row -> map (\B_col ->0 (map2 (*) A_row B_col)) reduce (+) (transpose B)) A
We can also write a polymorphic higher-order function that encapsulates the general pattern:
let matmul [n][m][p] 'a (add: a -> a -> a) (mul: a -> a -> a) (zero: a) (A: [n][m]a) (B: [m][p]a) : [n][p]a = map (\A_row -> map (\B_col -> reduce add zero (map2 mul A_row B_col)) (transpose B)) A
We can then partially apply
matmul to obtain a matrix multiplication function for a specific type.
let matmul_f32 = matmul (+) (*) 0f32