Custom Factor Generation#
Here we show how to define your own residual function and generate it into a factor to use from C++. You can define factors by importing existing symbolic factors that we’ve defined and modifying them, or by writing your own symbolic functions from scratch using our symbolic toolkit.
Defines a single function
custom_between_factor_residual, which takes a set of symbolic arguments and returns a symbolic vector (the residual). The inputs to the function represent all of the variables the residual depends on, both optimized variables and constants (plus, you can generate the same residual function with different sets of optimized variables).
generate function which generates the residual in
factor_residuals.py into an output directory. The
generate function here is called by
test/symforce_examples_custom_factor_generation_codegen_test.py to generate the code in
gen under this directory.
This directory contains the generated code for the C++ linearization function.