Opened 6 years ago
Closed 6 years ago
#17658 closed defect (fixed)
Incorrect densification of polynomial matrix
Reported by:  gagern  Owned by:  

Priority:  critical  Milestone:  sage6.5 
Component:  linear algebra  Keywords:  
Cc:  Merged in:  
Authors:  Martin von Gagern  Reviewers:  Vincent Delecroix 
Report Upstream:  N/A  Work issues:  
Branch:  84f7248 (Commits)  Commit:  84f7248720bb3ab274ed97ac00aa0bc56c072924 
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Description
I found this strange bug, trying to turn a sparse matrix into a dense one.
sage: R1.<a,b> = QQ[] sage: R2.<c,d> = R1[] sage: p = a*c+b*d sage: d = dict(zip([i.degrees() for i in p.monomials()], p.coefficients())) sage: m = matrix(R1, 2, 2, d) sage: m [0 b] [a 0] sage: m.dense_matrix() [0 0] [0 0]
For some reason the source of the matrix entries seems to play a role here as well: if I simply type in the dict d
directly, the result works as expected. So I'm not at all sure what actual component is to blame for this behavior. Omitting the two levels of polynomials, and using QQ for the coefficients, doesn't exhibit this problem either.
Since this can lead to silent wrong answers, I consider this a critical problem.
Change History (9)
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Replying to pbruin:
I wonder if there could be any link with #17527.
I doubt it. loads(dumps(m))
works in my case. One thing which appears to be a factor here is the fact that i.degrees()
returns an ETuple
.
sage: R1.<a,b> = QQ[] sage: m = matrix({ETuple((0, 1)): b, ETuple((1, 0)): a}) sage: m.dense_matrix() [0 0] [0 0]
But the underlying ring plays a role as well. Particularly, Matrix_generic_sparse
seems to be affected while Matrix_integer_sparse
or Matrix_modn_sparse
are not. Other things which are handled by the generic implementation suffer as well:
sage: matrix(GF(5^2,"z"),{ETuple((1, 1)): 2}).dense_matrix() [0 0] [0 0]
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Found the problem: ETuple won't convert to regular tuple, and won't have the same hash either. For this reason, we should make sure that our dict keys are regular tuples. Preferably of Python integers.
I left the doctest with the method I used to observe this problem. If you would prefer it in the modulelevel docstring of the matrix_generic_sparse.pyx
file, feel free to move it there or tell me that I should move it. If you have some other place to suggest, let me know.
New commits:
84f7248  Convert keys of generic sparse matrix to pair of ints.

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follow up: #17663
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I wonder if there could be any link with #17527.