Returns a new tensor with the same data as the self tensor but of a different shape.

The returned tensor shares the same data and must have the same number of elements, but may have a different size. For a tensor to be viewed, the new view size must be compatible with its original size and stride, i.e., each new view dimension must either be a subspace of an original dimension, or only span across original dimensions \(d, d+1, \dots, d+k\) that satisfy the following contiguity-like condition that \(\forall i = d, \dots, d+k-1\),

\[\text{stride}[i] = \text{stride}[i+1] \times \text{size}[i+1]\]

Otherwise, it will not be possible to view self tensor as shape without copying it (e.g., via contiguous()). When it is unclear whether a view() can be performed, it is advisable to use reshape(), which returns a view if the shapes are compatible, and copies (equivalent to calling contiguous()) otherwise.

The interface is consistent with PyTorch. The documentation is referenced from:

  • input – A Tensor.

  • *shape – flow.Size or int…


A Tensor has the same type as input.

For example:

>>> import numpy as np
>>> import oneflow as flow

>>> x = np.array(
...    [[1, 2, 3, 4], [5, 6, 7, 8], [9, 10, 11, 12], [13, 14, 15, 16]]
... ).astype(np.float32)
>>> input = flow.Tensor(x)

>>> y = input.view(2, 2, 2, -1).numpy().shape
>>> y
(2, 2, 2, 2)