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# tf.concat

Concatenates tensors along one dimension.

### Aliases:

• tf.compat.v1.concat
• tf.compat.v2.concat
tf.concat(
values,
axis,
name='concat'
)

Concatenates the list of tensors values along dimension axis. If values[i].shape = [D0, D1, ... Daxis(i), ...Dn], the concatenated result has shape

[D0, D1, ... Raxis, ...Dn]

where

Raxis = sum(Daxis(i))

That is, the data from the input tensors is joined along the axis dimension.

The number of dimensions of the input tensors must match, and all dimensions except axis must be equal.

#### For example:

t1 = [[1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6]]
t2 = [[7, 8, 9], [10, 11, 12]]
tf.concat([t1, t2], 0)  # [[1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6], [7, 8, 9], [10, 11, 12]]
tf.concat([t1, t2], 1)  # [[1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9], [4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12]]

# tensor t3 with shape [2, 3]
# tensor t4 with shape [2, 3]
tf.shape(tf.concat([t3, t4], 0))  # [4, 3]
tf.shape(tf.concat([t3, t4], 1))  # [2, 6]

As in Python, the axis could also be negative numbers. Negative axis are interpreted as counting from the end of the rank, i.e., axis + rank(values)-th dimension.

#### For example:

t1 = [[[1, 2], [2, 3]], [[4, 4], [5, 3]]]
t2 = [[[7, 4], [8, 4]], [[2, 10], [15, 11]]]
tf.concat([t1, t2], -1)

would produce:

[[[ 1,  2,  7,  4],
[ 2,  3,  8,  4]],

[[ 4,  4,  2, 10],
[ 5,  3, 15, 11]]]
tf.concat([tf.expand_dims(t, axis) for t in tensors], axis)

can be rewritten as

tf.stack(tensors, axis=axis)

#### Args:

• values: A list of Tensor objects or a single Tensor.
• axis: 0-D int32 Tensor. Dimension along which to concatenate. Must be in the range [-rank(values), rank(values)). As in Python, indexing for axis is 0-based. Positive axis in the rage of [0, rank(values)) refers to axis-th dimension. And negative axis refers to axis + rank(values)-th dimension.
• name: A name for the operation (optional).

#### Returns:

A Tensor resulting from concatenation of the input tensors.