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#13571 closed defect (invalid)

Matrix Entries Can Be Callable Objects not tested

Reported by: startakovsky Owned by: tbd
Priority: minor Milestone: sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix
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Description (last modified by startakovsky)

In the documentation,,

it states that matrices can pass in callable objects, though there is no example or test of this here. Is there documentation at least showing a test of this functionality? If not, it probably should be added, if not for the end user, at least to ensure it doesn't break.

In the meanwhile, any tip on getting a matrix like: ` ['apple', 'frog']

[[3,2] , 3 ]`

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comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by startakovsky

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comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by startakovsky

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comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by startakovsky

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comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by mhansen

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It gives examples of passing in a callable object:

sage: m = matrix(QQ, 3, 3, lambda i, j: i+j); m
[0 1 2]
[1 2 3]
[2 3 4]
sage: m = matrix(3, lambda i,j: i-j); m
[ 0 -1 -2]
[ 1  0 -1]
[ 2  1  0]
sage: matrix(QQ,2,3,lambda x, y: x+y)
[0 1 2]
[1 2 3]
sage: matrix(QQ,3,2,lambda x, y: x+y)
[0 1]
[1 2]
[2 3]

It is impossible to get a matrix like

['apple', 'frog']
[[3,2]  , 3     ]

since a matrix requires that the entries be elements of a ring (so things like multiplication and addition are defined). You could either use a list of lists or a numpy array like

sage: import numpy as np
sage: a = np.array([['apple', 'frog'],[[3,2], 3]], dtype=object); a
array([[apple, frog],
       [[3, 2], 3]], dtype=object)
sage: a[1,0]
[3, 2]
sage: a.transpose()
array([[apple, [3, 2]],
       [frog, 3]], dtype=object)
Last edited 10 years ago by mhansen (previous) (diff)

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by mhansen

  • Milestone changed from sage-5.5 to sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix
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