std::transform
Defined in header <algorithm>


template< class InputIt, class OutputIt, class UnaryOperation > OutputIt transform( InputIt first1, InputIt last1, OutputIt d_first, 
(1)  
template< class InputIt1, class InputIt2, class OutputIt, class BinaryOperation > OutputIt transform( InputIt1 first1, InputIt1 last1, InputIt2 first2, 
(2)  
std::transform
applies the given function to a range and stores the result in another range, beginning at d_first
.
In the first version unary operation unary_op
is applied to the range defined by [first1, last1)
. In the second version the binary operation binary_op
is applied to pairs of elements from two ranges: one defined by [first1, last1)
and the other beginning at first2
.

(until C++11) 

(since C++11) 
Contents 
Parameters
first1, last1    the first range of elements to transform 
first2    the beginning of the second range of elements to transform 
d_first    the beginning of the destination range, may be equal to first1 or first2

unary_op    unary operation function object that will be applied. The signature of the function should be equivalent to the following: Ret fun(const Type &a); The signature does not need to have const &. 
binary_op    binary operation function object that will be applied. The signature of the function should be equivalent to the following: Ret fun(const Type1 &a, const Type2 &b); The signature does not need to have const &. 
Type requirements  
InputIt must meet the requirements of InputIterator .
 
InputIt1 must meet the requirements of InputIterator .
 
InputIt2 must meet the requirements of InputIterator .
 
OutputIt must meet the requirements of OutputIterator .

Return value
Output iterator to the element past the last element transformed.
Complexity
Possible implementation
First version 

template<class InputIt, class OutputIt, class UnaryOperation> OutputIt transform(InputIt first1, InputIt last1, OutputIt d_first, UnaryOperation unary_op) { while (first1 != last1) { *d_first++ = unary_op(*first1++); } return d_first; } 
Second version 
template<class InputIt1, class InputIt2, class OutputIt, class BinaryOperation> OutputIt transform(InputIt first1, InputIt last1, InputIt first2, OutputIt d_first, BinaryOperation binary_op) { while (first1 != last1) { *d_first++ = binary_op(*first1++, *first2++); } return d_first; } 
Notes
std::transform
does not guarantee inorder application of unary_op
or binary_op
. To apply a function to a sequence inorder or to apply a function that modifies the elements of a sequence, use std::for_each
Example
The following code uses transform to convert a string to uppercase using the toupper function:
#include <string> #include <cctype> #include <algorithm> #include <functional> #include <iostream> int main() { std::string s("hello"); std::transform(s.begin(), s.end(), s.begin(), std::ptr_fun<int, int>(std::toupper)); std::cout << s; }
Output:
HELLO
See also
applies a function to a range of elements (function template) 