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#10720 closed enhancement (fixed)
nth_root for (Laurent) power series
Reported by:  pernici  Owned by:  pernici 

Priority:  minor  Milestone:  sage8.2 
Component:  commutative algebra  Keywords:  power series 
Cc:  robertwb, bruno  Merged in:  
Authors:  Mario Pernici, Vincent Delecroix  Reviewers:  Sébastien Labbé 
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Branch:  eddd45d (Commits)  Commit:  eddd45db6e20c602db8c539fe6752ba259b2af9d 
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There is a nth_root method defined on univariate polynomial (via Newton method)
sage: R.<x> = QQ[] sage: ((1 + x  x^2)**5).nth_root(5) x^2 + x + 1
We provide a more general implementation in a new method _nth_root_series
that compute the series expansion of the nth root for univariate polynomials. Using it we implement straightforward nth_root
for univariate (Laurent) power series.
This branch will not consider support for extend=True
(see this sagedevel thread). When extend=True
the method will simply raise a NotImplementedError
while waiting for Puiseux series in Sage (see #4618).
On multivariate polynomials there is also a nth_root
method but which is implemented via factorization (sic)! The multivariate case should just call the univariate case with appropriate variable ordering. This will be dealt with in another ticket.
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in the above message there is a wrong example on where sqrt fails; here is the corrected example
sage: R.<x,y> = QQ[] sage: S.<t> = R[[]] sage: p = 4 + t*x + t^2*y + O(t^3) sage: p.nth_root(2) 2 + 1/4*x*t + (1/64*x^2 + 1/4*y)*t^2 + O(t^3) sage: p.sqrt() Traceback (most recent call last): ... AttributeError: 'sage.rings.polynomial.multi_polynomial_libsingular.MPolynomial_libsingular' object has no attribute 'sqrt' }
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Apply only trac_10720_power_series_nth_root_2.patch
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With trac_10720_power_series_nth_root_3.patch nth_root is much faster for n
large
sage: S.<t> = QQ[[]] sage: p = t.exp(30) sage: %time p1 = p.nth_root(1000) Wall time: 0.01 s
with the previous version it takes 84s
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With trac_10720_power_series_nth_root_4.patch nth_root and inversion become faster for series on polynomial rings, when used together with trac_10480_fast_PowerSeries_poly_multiplicationalternative.patch from ticket #10480 (otherwise these functions perform as without the patch).
In the following benchmarks apply trac_karatsuba_improvements.patch and trac_10480_fast_PowerSeries_poly_multiplicationalternative.patch, trac_10720_power_series_nth_root_2.patch and trac_10720_power_series_nth_root_3.patch; in (2) apply also the new patch
sage: N = 2 sage: R= PolynomialRing(QQ,N,'x') sage: x = R.gens() sage: S.<t> = R[[]] sage: sx = sum(x) sage: prec = 15 sage: p = (t.exp(prec)).subs({t:t*sx}) sage: %time p1 = p^1 sage: %time p1 = p.nth_root(2)
Inversion benchmark:
N prec (1) (2) 2 15 0.06 0.01 3 15 2.1 0.07 4 15 58 0.5 5 15 1440 3.4
Square root benchmark:
N prec (1) (2) 2 15 0.15 0.03 3 15 5.2 0.31 4 15 161 3.3
The speedup is large because the terms with high degree in t
are large polynomials, due to the combinatorial
possibilities with several variables; using _mul_ instead of _mul_trunc
several products involving these large polynomials are computed and
later truncated away.
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This is an enhancement rather than a defect.
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Which patches need to be applied? Please put some information in the ticket description.
If trac_10720_power_series_nth_root_3.patch
is meant to be applied, please add a doctest to __pow_trunc
.
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As Volker mentioned, __pow_trunc
lacks a docstring. (Just to remove this from the list of tickets needing review until that is fixed.)
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One related remark:
Thanks to ticket #14115, it is now easy to implement a general rational power by
def rational_power(f,alpha): return (f.log()*alpha).exp()
I do not know how it compares in terms of speed with the method of this ticket.
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Replying to chapoton:
Thanks to ticket #14115, it is now easy to implement a general rational power by
def rational_power(f,alpha): return (f.log()*alpha).exp()I do not know how it compares in terms of speed with the method of this ticket.
Additionally #15601 implements Pari series. If a speed comparison is made please include that implementation as third case to compare.
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We should use (and possibly improve) #20571. Would be a good idea to use this ticket to implement a _pow_trunc_
following the __pow_trunc
from trac_10720_power_series_nth_root_3.patch.
comment:21 Changed 3 years ago by
Moreover, polynomials should provide a nth_root_series_trunc
(the same way there exists a inverse_series_trunc
).
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Reproducing the example of 7 comment:7
sage: S.<t> = QQ[[]] sage: p = t.exp(30) sage: %time p1 = p.nth_root(1000) CPU times: user 11.7 ms, sys: 3.27 ms, total: 15 ms Wall time: 13.8 ms
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The initial proposal of using Newton method for y^n
is more clever since we don't need to use power series inversion...
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It is indeed better
sage: S.<t> = QQ[[]] sage: p = t.exp(30) sage: %time p1 = p.nth_root(1000) CPU times: user 3.8 ms, sys: 30 µs, total: 3.83 ms Wall time: 3.69 ms
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Replying to chapoton:
One related remark:
Thanks to ticket #14115, it is now easy to implement a general rational power by
def rational_power(f,alpha): return (f.log()*alpha).exp()I do not know how it compares in terms of speed with the method of this ticket.
sage: R.<x> = PowerSeriesRing(QQ, default_prec=100) sage: p = (1 + 2*x  x^4)**200 sage: %timeit p1 = p.nth_root(1000) 100 loops, best of 3: 4.18 ms per loop sage: %timeit p2 = (p.log()/1000).exp() 100 loops, best of 3: 5.84 ms per loop
But the main advantage of the method proposed here is that it works in positive characteristic.
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def _nth_root_series(self, long n, long prec, start=None):
is missing a INPUT block, in which, in particular, the goal of inputstart
should be explained.
 At two places the input block says
 ``prec``  integer (optional)  precision of the result
, but the code doesprec = min(self.prec(), prec)
. I suggest to add a sentence advertising it saying something likeIf prec is larger than self.prec(), then self.prec() is used.
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Check that the result are consistent
>results
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Once, those three changes on the documentation aspect are done, feel free to change the status to positive review on my behalf.
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rebased and fixed. I am only setting to needs review to have some patchbot reviews.
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Merci Sébastien!
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The nthroot of power series
y = x^n
is computed using the Newton method fory = x^n
With this patch
nth_root
works also for series onZZ
there is a bug in
sqrt
in this case.nth_root
can be used to compute the square root of series which currentlysqrt
does not supportnthroot
iteration formula is divisionfree, which is convenient in this case; in this casesqrt
could callnth_root
.nth_root
can be used in the multivariate series considered in ticket #1956 .