### tf.sparse_mask(a, mask_indices, name=None)

See the guide: Variables > Sparse Variable Updates

Masks elements of IndexedSlices.

Given an IndexedSlices instance a, returns another IndexedSlices that contains a subset of the slices of a. Only the slices at indices not specified in mask_indices are returned.

This is useful when you need to extract a subset of slices in an IndexedSlices object.

For example:

# a contains slices at indices [12, 26, 37, 45] from a large tensor
# with shape [1000, 10]
a.indices => [12, 26, 37, 45]
tf.shape(a.values) => [4, 10]

# b will be the subset of a slices at its second and third indices, so
# we want to mask its first and last indices (which are at absolute
# indices 12, 45)

b.indices => [26, 37]
tf.shape(b.values) => [2, 10]



#### Args:

• a: An IndexedSlices instance.
• mask_indices: Indices of elements to mask.
• name: A name for the operation (optional).

#### Returns:

The masked IndexedSlices instance.

Defined in tensorflow/python/ops/array_ops.py.