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#16820 closed enhancement
Implement ABCs and categories for Lie algebras and finite dimensional Lie algebras given by structure coefficients — at Version 113
Reported by:  tscrim  Owned by:  tscrim 

Priority:  major  Milestone:  sage8.0 
Component:  algebra  Keywords:  lie algebras, days64, sd67, days74, days79 
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Authors:  Travis Scrimshaw  Reviewers:  Darij Grinberg, Eric Gourgoulhon 
Report Upstream:  N/A  Work issues:  
Branch:  public/lie_algebras/fd_structure_coeff16820 (Commits, GitHub, GitLab)  Commit:  cf88fee19593c1dc07b7e11a64a1b7cfa1c0f148 
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Description (last modified by )
Part of #14901. This implements the basic hierarchy of base classes, the categories for Lie algebras, some standard Lie algebras, and finitedimensional Lie algebras given by structure coefficients.
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b4b89da  Fixing errors introduced by logic changes.

e9587d7  Added a custom lift morphism for Lie alg from assoc.

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9b08311  a few questions to boot

5a0bc7d  Answering some questions.

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6ca7aca  Fixing some parts of _construct_UEA.

d35b756  Adding a default _basis_ordering and _dense_free_module

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e95d67c  More fixes to findim w/ basis category.

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a491bb0  Some more cleanup and fixes.

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6201720  does this make sense?

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de60849  I have no idea what I'm doing

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comment:10 Changed 7 years ago by
Just had a quick look at some of the examples. Please check my last commit and revert if necessary (I cannot test right now since Sage is compiling again).
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eb3b058  hopefully fix doc bug

498af17  Merge branch 'public/lie_algebras/fd_structure_coeff16820' of git://trac.sagemath.org/sage into lie2

5e9a839  Jacobi identity now tested

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878ab1d  make generators work correctly for rank0 Heisenberg algebra

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6f6c529  pWitt algebras, so that we have a characteristicp example

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052721a  I don't know why (and in what sense) three_dimensional covers "all 3dim Lie algebras", so I weakened that claim. (Maybe it does over fields, but I somehow doubt that it works in general.) Also, corrected a bordercase failure for empty gens.

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4dd721a  trac #16820 fixing doc inclusion once again (no .py)

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comment:20 Changed 7 years ago by
See my last commit. Errors:
********************************************************************** File "src/sage/algebras/lie_algebras/lie_algebra_element.py", line 179, in sage.algebras.lie_algebras.lie_algebra_element.LieAlgebraElementWrapper.__ne__ Failed example: L.zero() == 0 Expected: True Got: False ********************************************************************** File "src/sage/algebras/lie_algebras/lie_algebra_element.py", line 181, in sage.algebras.lie_algebras.lie_algebra_element.LieAlgebraElementWrapper.__ne__ Failed example: L.zero() != 0 Expected: False Got: True **********************************************************************
Also, are you sure you meant to keep the dot in sage/algebras/lie_algebras/examples.
?
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comment:23 followup: ↓ 25 Changed 7 years ago by
It at least covers all 3dim Lie algebras over char 0 fields (up to isomorphism); I will check when I get home what generality they meant (and put a reference if you think it's necessary).
Also for this change:
+ if hasattr(self, "module") and x in self.module():
+ return self.from_vector(x)
I think you should do
try: if x in self.module(): return self.from_vector(x) except AttributeError: pass
For the FromAssociative.lift
...well there's some ambiguity there as to whether we want to lift to the UEA or just some enveloping algebra. I opted to lift just to the defining algebra (which I forgot to change in the docs) as this seemed the most natural. We will also have to deal with subalgebras and a lift
there.
For the tested methods, it was originally returning an element from a matrix Lie algebra, but through refactoring this had changed. This can be remedied by changing the 3 to 1, i.e.: L = lie_algebras.three_dimensional_by_rank(QQ, 1)
.
I'm also not happy with the corner cases being allowed as all properties become vacuous.
Anyways, I'll make changes tomorrow as I will let Sage compile tonight when I get back home.
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8c5361b  meanwhile, fix _acted_upon_ bug

comment:25 in reply to: ↑ 23 ; followup: ↓ 27 Changed 7 years ago by
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Replying to tscrim:
It at least covers all 3dim Lie algebras over char 0 fields (up to isomorphism); I will check when I get home what generality they meant (and put a reference if you think it's necessary).
Ah, please add the reference. That's quite an interesting result.
Also for this change:
+ if hasattr(self, "module") and x in self.module(): + return self.from_vector(x)
I think you should do
try: if x in self.module(): return self.from_vector(x) except AttributeError: pass
Does this do something different or is it just more pythonic? I am worried about this tryexcept game as I can't tell whether the AttributeError? comes from self.module() or from the self.from_vector(x).
For the
FromAssociative.lift
...well there's some ambiguity there as to whether we want to lift to the UEA or just some enveloping algebra. I opted to lift just to the defining algebra (which I forgot to change in the docs) as this seemed the most natural. We will also have to deal with subalgebras and alift
there.
I am in favor of renaming it then. The abstract lift
lazy_attribute in sage/categories/lie_algebras.py
explicitly speaks of the UEA in its doc. A lift
that can go anywhere depending on the concrete algebra will be rather useless.
For the tested methods, it was originally returning an element from a matrix Lie algebra, but through refactoring this had changed. This can be remedied by changing the 3 to 1, i.e.:
L = lie_algebras.three_dimensional_by_rank(QQ, 1)
.
Nope, they are still not wrappers.
I'm also not happy with the corner cases being allowed as all properties become vacuous.
The corner cases need to be allowed, and I've already caught at least 2 bugs by inserting tests for them.
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comment:27 in reply to: ↑ 25 ; followup: ↓ 29 Changed 7 years ago by
Replying to darij:
Replying to tscrim:
It at least covers all 3dim Lie algebras over char 0 fields (up to isomorphism); I will check when I get home what generality they meant (and put a reference if you think it's necessary).
Ah, please add the reference. That's quite an interesting result.
IIRC, it's mostly just doing some linear algebra, going rank by rank, and using the constraint by the Jacobi identity. However I will add it.
Also for this change:
+ if hasattr(self, "module") and x in self.module(): + return self.from_vector(x)
I think you should do
try: if x in self.module(): return self.from_vector(x) except AttributeError: passDoes this do something different or is it just more pythonic? I am worried about this tryexcept game as I can't tell whether the AttributeError? comes from self.module() or from the self.from_vector(x).
It is more pythonic (and faster, but not noticably). You are the one who wanted the rule of 3s contract, and because of the category almost every Lie algebra which has a module attribute also has a from_vector
. Also I'd say the failure is more graceful this way as if either one is not implemented, then it results in an unable to do the coercion/conversion type error.
For the
FromAssociative.lift
...well there's some ambiguity there as to whether we want to lift to the UEA or just some enveloping algebra. I opted to lift just to the defining algebra (which I forgot to change in the docs) as this seemed the most natural. We will also have to deal with subalgebras and alift
there.I am in favor of renaming it then. The abstract
lift
lazy_attribute insage/categories/lie_algebras.py
explicitly speaks of the UEA in its doc. Alift
that can go anywhere depending on the concrete algebra will be rather useless.
Renaming which one? Also it's far from useless to lift to some enveloping algebra as you would want to convert between say, SGA and the Lie algebra.
For the tested methods, it was originally returning an element from a matrix Lie algebra, but through refactoring this had changed. This can be remedied by changing the 3 to 1, i.e.:
L = lie_algebras.three_dimensional_by_rank(QQ, 1)
.Nope, they are still not wrappers.
Whoops, yes. Do sl(QQ, 2, representation='matrix')
or one of the upper triangular matrix Lie algebras.
I'm also not happy with the corner cases being allowed as all properties become vacuous.
The corner cases need to be allowed, and I've already caught at least 2 bugs by inserting tests for them.
No, they don't have to be allowed. In fact, because they are the empty set, they aren't really welldefined to me.
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c183822  all doctests pass again :)

comment:29 in reply to: ↑ 27 Changed 7 years ago by
Replying to tscrim:
IIRC, it's mostly just doing some linear algebra, going rank by rank, and using the constraint by the Jacobi identity. However I will add it.
A lot of Lie theory is just doing some linear algebra... Linear algebra does a lot.
It is more pythonic (and faster, but not noticably). You are the one who wanted the rule of 3s contract, and because of the category almost every Lie algebra which has a module attribute also has a
from_vector
. Also I'd say the failure is more graceful this way as if either one is not implemented, then it results in an unable to do the coercion/conversion type error.
You're right  fixed!
For the
FromAssociative.lift
...well there's some ambiguity there as to whether we want to lift to the UEA or just some enveloping algebra. I opted to lift just to the defining algebra (which I forgot to change in the docs) as this seemed the most natural. We will also have to deal with subalgebras and alift
there.
So you have 3 different meanings of lift now:
 lift from g to U(g);
 lift from g to *some* associative algebra containing g;
 lift from g to a bigger Lie algebra.
I have no idea how I am to rely on a method which can do either of these three things depending on the implementation (and possibly on the MRO?). These warrant distinct names.
Renaming which one?
Either.
Whoops, yes. Do
sl(QQ, 2, representation='matrix')
or one of the upper triangular matrix Lie algebras.
Thanks. And you know what's funny? The try/except change actually fixed the == 0 tests...
but caused some new crap:
sage: L = lie_algebras.sl(QQ, 2, representation='matrix') sage: L(2) [2 0] [0 2]
This is not in sl(2)!
Although, this is tolerable due to how this version of sl(2) is defined (as a generate of E, F and H).
No, they don't have to be allowed. In fact, because they are the empty set, they aren't really welldefined to me.
0dimensional Lie algebras exist and sometimes you get them by quotienting or restricting. It isn't mathematically reasonable to exclude them.
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comment:30 Changed 7 years ago by
IIRC, how I got around the subalgebra lifting was calling it lift_ambient
. Perhaps what we should do is have it take an optional argument which calls the respective coercion and has some default. Maybe ask Nicolas?
You're right, but it's the one consisting of {0}
. However this is not the empty set like the set of 0x0
matrices the corner cases construct.
I'm getting on my flight now. Talk to you when I'm back in California.
comment:31 Changed 7 years ago by
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lift_ambient
sounds good  now I'd just wish the other two lifts would have different names.
What do you mean by "not the empty set like the set of 0x0 matrices"? There is a unique 0x0 matrix, and it is strictly uppertriangular.
Yes, talk to you later, and thanks for all the quick responses so far  they're very helpful.
Meanwhile, here is an enigma for other people to solve:
sage: L = lie_algebras.three_dimensional_by_rank(QQ, 3) sage: L in Modules(QQ) True sage: L.zero() == 0 True sage: L.zero() == QQ(0) False
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dce923e  Fixing cases when the action should also precompose with a coercion.

6b2e9bb  Added test which checks the action map.

9b14aa5  Change in docstring.

75232f0  Merge branch 'public/coercion/fix_actions18221' of git://trac.sagemath.org/sage into lie2

c75e37b  with trac 18221 merged in, some stopgaps removed

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comment:34 Changed 7 years ago by
Here is a problem with using lift
for any kind of lift:
sage: L = lie_algebras.sl(QQ, 2, representation='matrix') sage: E, F, H = L.gens() sage: E [0 1] [0 0] sage: F [0 0] [1 0] sage: H [ 1 0] [ 0 1] sage: E * H [ 0 1] [ 0 0]
But E * H should not be E if it's really to mean the element E * H of the universal envelope.
Also, it's black on white (green on black?) here:
def universal_enveloping_algebra(self): """ Return the universal enveloping algebra of ``self``. EXAMPLES:: sage: L = LieAlgebras(QQ).FiniteDimensional().WithBasis().example() sage: L.universal_enveloping_algebra() Noncommutative Multivariate Polynomial Ring in b0, b1, b2 over Rational Field, ncrelations: {} :: sage: L = LieAlgebra(QQ, 3, 'x', abelian=True) sage: L.universal_enveloping_algebra() Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x0, x1, x2 over Rational Field .. SEEALSO:: :meth:`lift` """ return self.lift.codomain()
The codomain of the lift has to be the UEA.
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bf2eb37  same optimization as in trac 17098, plus getting rid of todos

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comment:37 followup: ↓ 38 Changed 7 years ago by
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Sorry for the delay in getting back to you; traveling plus clearing off my built up work.
comment:29 I think the issue is that there isn't enough checking of coefficients and maybe a default assumption somewhere that algebras are unital? Perhaps it's also lifting up in some fashion? I'll take a look at that this week.
comment:31
I would say the set of 0x0 matrices is the empty set, not the set containing a unique element, the empty matrix. As for the oddity, I think we need a better/more uniform system for equality for things that behave like 0. At the very least, this is an issue with CombinatorialFreeModuleElement
that deserves a separate ticket:
sage: C = CombinatorialFreeModule(ZZ, ['a','b']) sage: C.zero() == 0 True sage: C.zero() == QQ(0) False
comment:34
Yes, that is definitely bad. I'm thinking we should have lift
always return an element of the UEA and state that explicitly. For the lifting to the defining associative algebra, perhaps call that lift_associative
?
comment:38 in reply to: ↑ 37 ; followup: ↓ 39 Changed 7 years ago by
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you; traveling plus clearing off my built up work.
Don't worry. I'm again swamped in work, so the sorriness is mutual.
Replying to tscrim:
comment:29 I think the issue is that there isn't enough checking of coefficients and maybe a default assumption somewhere that algebras are unital? Perhaps it's also lifting up in some fashion? I'll take a look at that this week.
Forget about this part  I've since noticed that you define sl(2) as a Lie subalgebra of an associative algebra generated by a subset, and since you don't have methods which compute such a thing exactly, there is no surprise that it accepts input too liberally.
comment:31 I would say the set of 0x0 matrices is the empty set, not the set containing a unique element, the empty matrix.
There are very good reasons for considering it a oneelement set. Matrices of size m \times n correspond to morphisms R^n \to R^m
. How many morphisms are there from R^0
to R^0
(that is, from 0 to 0) ? One  the zero morphism.
As for the oddity, I think we need a better/more uniform system for equality for things that behave like 0. At the very least, this is an issue with
CombinatorialFreeModuleElement
that deserves a separate ticket:sage: C = CombinatorialFreeModule(ZZ, ['a','b']) sage: C.zero() == 0 True sage: C.zero() == QQ(0) False
+1.
comment:34 Yes, that is definitely bad. I'm thinking we should have
lift
always return an element of the UEA and state that explicitly. For the lifting to the defining associative algebra, perhaps call thatlift_associative
?
That's a good idea.
The Lie subalgebra of an associative algebra generated by a subset will, so far, have no UEA, since we don't compute its full ground set. But now you made me wonder if we really need the Lie subalgebra of an associative algebra generated by a subset... If we don't compute its ground set, and only let the user compute "inside" it, then why don't we just use the whole associative algebra as a Lie algebra? The generators seem to be useless...
comment:39 in reply to: ↑ 38 Changed 7 years ago by
Replying to darij:
Replying to tscrim:
comment:31 I would say the set of 0x0 matrices is the empty set, not the set containing a unique element, the empty matrix.
There are very good reasons for considering it a oneelement set. Matrices of size m \times n correspond to morphisms
R^n \to R^m
. How many morphisms are there fromR^0
toR^0
(that is, from 0 to 0) ? One  the zero morphism.
I would say that this is a degenerate case of the general equality, but fair enough. More fun with corner cases that no one will likely construct except for corner case testing... Will fix.
As for the oddity, I think we need a better/more uniform system for equality for things that behave like 0. At the very least, this is an issue with
CombinatorialFreeModuleElement
that deserves a separate ticket:sage: C = CombinatorialFreeModule(ZZ, ['a','b']) sage: C.zero() == 0 True sage: C.zero() == QQ(0) False+1.
This is #18251.
comment:34 Yes, that is definitely bad. I'm thinking we should have
lift
always return an element of the UEA and state that explicitly. For the lifting to the defining associative algebra, perhaps call thatlift_associative
?That's a good idea.
The Lie subalgebra of an associative algebra generated by a subset will, so far, have no UEA, since we don't compute its full ground set. But now you made me wonder if we really need the Lie subalgebra of an associative algebra generated by a subset... If we don't compute its ground set, and only let the user compute "inside" it, then why don't we just use the whole associative algebra as a Lie algebra? The generators seem to be useless...
Then you'd have gl_{n} = sl_{n} and there will be Lie subalgebras eventually implemented. More generally, the UEA of the (Lie) subalgebra will be a (assoc) subalgebra of the UEA of the ambient Lie algebra. However, we will need general support for subalgebras, which I don't think #11111 provides...
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I've fixed the issues with lift
and the universal enveloping algebra for LieAlgebraFromAssociative
.
Right now I'm going to leave the option to specify the generators when constructing a Lie algebra from an associative algebra. Once #17416 (subalgebras) is done, it will directly create the corresponding Lie subalgebra.
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comment:46 Changed 6 years ago by
Whoops :p
, thanks Frederic.
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96004df  Darij...

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doc does not build
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comment:69 Changed 6 years ago by
I feel I don't understand the correct meaning of the arguments in a LieAlgebra
call very well. What is going wrong here: user error?
sage: L = LieAlgebra(QQ, 'x,y,z', {('x','y'):{'z':1}, ('y','z'):{'x':1}, ('z','x'):{'y':1}}, index_set=range(3)) sage: (x,y,z) = L.gens() sage: L.is_abelian() False sage: L[x,y] 0 sage: L[y,z] 0 sage: L[z,x] 0 sage: L[x,y] == L.zero() == L[y,z] == L[x,y] True
comment:70 Changed 6 years ago by
It is user error as the keys for the structure coefficients should be the index set. However, I could (should) change things so that it doesn't matter which you use.
comment:71 Changed 6 years ago by
Ah! You're right, this is user error. I got confused by the fact that the names come before the index_set.
comment:72 Changed 6 years ago by
However I'm fixing the input so that it mends the input to use the indexing set.
comment:73 Changed 6 years ago by
...in structure_coefficients.py
.
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comment:75 Changed 6 years ago by
With this last commit, we have:
sage: sage: L = LieAlgebra(QQ, 'x,y,z', {('x','y'):{'z':1}, ('y','z'):{'x':1}, ('z','x'):{'y':1}}, index_set=range(3)) sage: sage: (x,y,z) = L.gens() sage: sage: L[x,y] L[2]
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comment:78 Changed 6 years ago by
It seems that one doctest in Virasoro is fragile, namely the order of the terms is not always the same. I have tried to correct this doctest according to a previous patchbot report, and now it is failing again.
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comment:80 Changed 6 years ago by
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Removing my name from the reviewer field, since I'm afraid it creates a false impression that this ticket is being taken care of. I currently don't believe that I will find the time necessary for this until Summer :/
comment:81 Changed 6 years ago by
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However you have done a fair amount of review of this ticket and deserve to be put on as a reviewer. I think your message saying you won't likely be able to get to this until summer is sufficient for anyone following this.
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comment:84 Changed 6 years ago by
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comment:85 Changed 6 years ago by
apparently, doc does not build.
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comment:87 Changed 6 years ago by
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I did some basic looking over things and everything seems to work. Still needs to have the mathematics looked at and then the code further tested.
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comment:89 Changed 6 years ago by
one doctest complains about deprecation of generator_cmp
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comment:92 Changed 5 years ago by
Travis and Darij, do you think that this still needs a lot of work ? That would be great to have in sage !
comment:93 Changed 5 years ago by
I am in the process of doing a rewrite of the underlying implementation from using CFM to wrapping the usual free modules since all of the algorithms rely on linear algebra. However, this doesn't need much work beyond that; just more of a check of the doc and basic math. So I can postpone by rewrite to a followup ticket if you want to finish the review now.
comment:94 Changed 5 years ago by
I don't know how much work this needs :/ truth be told, I've only reviewed some of the more mathematical parts of it. I was planning to do the rest of it when I'm in Minneapolis (it is so much easier when the author is nearby), but if you (Frederic, or whoever else) beat me to it, I'd certainly be thankful :)
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comment:96 Changed 5 years ago by
Here's my work so far. There's still a few things that need to be fixed, but by far, the refactoring seems to be working. I hope to finish the rest over the next week or so.
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comment:99 Changed 5 years ago by
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Okay, that should fix all of the outstanding problems with my rebase. The only thing left is to add doctests, fix the docbuild, change the failing doctests (which are caused by those tests being for a different class), and remove any cruft that might have built up.
I think I will also add a class for infinitedimensional Lie algebras that uses LieAlgebraElement
(which should be renamed) that behaves somewhat like a CombinatorialFreeModule
, but inherits from LieAlgebra
. This will serve as another common ABC for the Heisenberg and Virasoro Lie algebras, loop algebras, etc.
I also Cythonized the element class (for Lie algebras w/ structure coefficients) and tried to make it so those are as fast as can be.
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comment:102 Changed 5 years ago by
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Okay, back and fully ready for review.
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comment:105 Changed 5 years ago by
In comment:103 and comment:104 I reviewed the src/sage/structure/indexed_generators.py
and src/sage/algebras/lie_algebras/abelian.py
files, and corrected the minor errors I have found there.
Reviewing the entire ticket might be too much for me, but it would be great to have Lie algebras in Sage.
comment:106 Changed 5 years ago by
there is an xrange, and many .iteritems (not good for py3)
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comment:110 followup: ↓ 113 Changed 5 years ago by
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This ticket looks in good shape to me, with clear maths (as far as I can tell) and very high quality code. I've just a few comments:
 The documentation of classes
MatrixLieAlgebraFromAssociative
andLieAlgebraMatrixWrapper
is reduced to "Initialize self.", which certainly could be improved, even if the class names are quite explicit.
 There is a typo in the reference [deGraaf2000]: "Mathemtaical" > "Mathematical"
 Some infinitedimensional Lie algebras lack of a
dimension
method:sage: R = FreeAlgebra(QQ, 3) sage: dim(R) +Infinity sage: L = LieAlgebra(associative=R) sage: dim(L) AttributeError: 'LieAlgebraFromAssociative_with_category' object has no attribute 'dimension'
Btw, shouldn'tdimension
be added toParentMethods
in the Lie algebra category?  Regarding Heisenberg Lie algebras:
sage: L = lie_algebras.Heisenberg(QQ, 2) sage: L.lie_algebra_generators() Finite family {'p2': p2, 'q1': q1, 'p1': p1, 'q2': q2, 'z': z} sage: L.gens() (p1, p2, q1, q2)
Shouldn't z be part of the tuple of generators returned bygens
?
 The patchbot is complaining about "Python 3 incompatible code" in
lie_algebra_element.pyx
, namely the use ofiteritems
. Has this not been fixed byfrom six import iteritems
because it is a Cython file?
 Just for curiosity: why are you constructing all Lie algebras by invoking the base class
LieAlgebra
, relying onLieAlgebra.__classcall_private__
to dispatch to the actual subclass corresponding to the input? Couldn't you use a functionLieAlgebra
to do this, as we did for manifolds (cf. the functionManifold
)? (possibly renaming the classLieAlgebra
to e.g.LieAlgebraBase
to avoid any confusion). A drawback of the current setting is that the inline documentation obtained fromLieAlgebra?
returns the__init__
docstring:INPUT: * "R"  the base ring * "names"  (optional) the names of the generators * "category"  the category of the Lie algebra; the default is the category of Lie algebras over "R"
which does not correspond to the actual arguments to be passed toLieAlgebra
(because of the__classcall_private__
mechanism) and therefore may confuse the user. If you want to keepLieAlgebra.__classcall_private__
, a solution could be to set theINPUT
section in the docstring of theLieAlgebra
class.
comment:111 Changed 5 years ago by
Another minor remark: the ticket title looks strange to me: shouldn't a name ("Lie algebras", I guess) be inserted behind "finite dimensional"?
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comment:113 in reply to: ↑ 110 Changed 5 years ago by
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Replying to egourgoulhon:
This ticket looks in good shape to me, with clear maths (as far as I can tell) and very high quality code.
Thank you for doing the review.
 The documentation of classes
MatrixLieAlgebraFromAssociative
andLieAlgebraMatrixWrapper
is reduced to "Initialize self.", which certainly could be improved, even if the class names are quite explicit.
Fixed by adding a docstring stub.
 There is a typo in the reference [deGraaf2000]: "Mathemtaical" > "Mathematical"
Fixed.
 Some infinitedimensional Lie algebras lack of a
dimension
method:sage: R = FreeAlgebra(QQ, 3) sage: dim(R) +Infinity sage: L = LieAlgebra(associative=R) sage: dim(L) AttributeError: 'LieAlgebraFromAssociative_with_category' object has no attribute 'dimension'Btw, shouldn'tdimension
be added toParentMethods
in the Lie algebra category?
Fixed. Really it should belong to the ModulesWithBasis
category (see #22629), but I moved it up to LieAlgebrasWithBasis
category for now.
 Regarding Heisenberg Lie algebras:
sage: L = lie_algebras.Heisenberg(QQ, 2) sage: L.lie_algebra_generators() Finite family {'p2': p2, 'q1': q1, 'p1': p1, 'q2': q2, 'z': z} sage: L.gens() (p1, p2, q1, q2)Shouldn't z be part of the tuple of generators returned bygens
?
I went the other way and dropped z
from lie_algebra_generators
since I wanted a more minimal generating set.
 The patchbot is complaining about "Python 3 incompatible code" in
lie_algebra_element.pyx
, namely the use ofiteritems
. Has this not been fixed byfrom six import iteritems
because it is a Cython file?
Yes, that is correct. I did some other small improvements from things I've learned about Cython recently.
 Just for curiosity: why are you constructing all Lie algebras by invoking the base class
LieAlgebra
, relying onLieAlgebra.__classcall_private__
to dispatch to the actual subclass corresponding to the input? Couldn't you use a functionLieAlgebra
to do this, as we did for manifolds (cf. the functionManifold
)? (possibly renaming the classLieAlgebra
to e.g.LieAlgebraBase
to avoid any confusion). A drawback of the current setting is that the inline documentation obtained fromLieAlgebra?
returns the__init__
docstring:[snip]
which does not correspond to the actual arguments to be passed to
LieAlgebra
(because of the__classcall_private__
mechanism) and therefore may confuse the user. If you want to keepLieAlgebra.__classcall_private__
, a solution could be to set theINPUT
section in the docstring of theLieAlgebra
class.
Because this is both the main entry point and the common base class, so there is no reason to separate the two IMO. It also avoids documentation duplication. Additionally the main docstring is (or at least should be) the classlevel docstring, which has lots of different possible inputs first as examples. I agree it is a minor drawback that the __init__
does get included, but it is way at the bottom. However, the possible inputs are quite varied, so writing an INPUT
block complicated.
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