Opened 6 years ago
Closed 5 years ago
#20849 closed enhancement (fixed)
Improve grs.py documentation
Reported by:  dlucas  Owned by:  

Priority:  major  Milestone:  sage7.6 
Component:  coding theory  Keywords:  rd3 
Cc:  jsrn  Merged in:  
Authors:  David Lucas, Clément Pernet  Reviewers:  Daniel Augot, Travis Scrimshaw, Clément Pernet 
Report Upstream:  N/A  Work issues:  
Branch:  2ae9428 (Commits, GitHub, GitLab)  Commit:  2ae9428ae8e264beb34b031be9de72291af16dd8 
Dependencies:  Stopgaps: 
Description
Some doctests in grs.py are quite unhelpful, and some classes description do not explain at all how the class works (especially for the encoders).
This ticket fixes that.
Change History (32)
comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by
 Summary changed from Improved grs.py documentation to Improve grs.py documentation
comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by
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comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by
Hi David,
typos:
 scalaers
remarks and suggestions:
minimum_distance
the new doc string is less clear than previous one. The notion of minimum distance is clear in coding theory, no need to be explicit. If you really want to explicit it, change the sentence of the new docstring toReturns the minimum distance between any two words in
self
.
column_multipliers
,parity_column_multipliers
: the new doc strings speaks about positions scalars, while these methods deal with multipliers.
weight_enumerator
: it would be better to say "the polynomial whose coefficient of degree is [...]" to avoid naming the variable 'x'
 (several places) the framework for describing the encoding could be made a bit more clear, using the terms "message" and "encoding" more explicitly. Instead of
Let `m = (m_1, \dots, m_k)` a vector over F. [...] The corresponding codeword is the following vector:
what about
let `m=[...]` a vector over F be the message: [...] the encoding of `m` will be the following codeword:
class GRSErrorErasureDecoder(Decoder)
it would be better to say : floor((d1)/2 instead of "decoding radius". Also the input to the decode method should be aword_and_erasure
vector, not a vectory
.
Daniel
comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by
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needs rebase.
also:
 typo:
scalaers
comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by
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comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by
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Rebased and fixed the scalaers
typo. Other remarks by danielaugot still need to be adressed.
New commits:
21ce2d0  Merge branch 'u/dlucas/rewrite_grs_docstrings' of git://trac.sagemath.org/sage into grs_docstring

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by
 Keywords rd3 added
comment:9 Changed 6 years ago by
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Branch pushed to git repo; I updated commit sha1. New commits:
b2dfd4d  fix docstring following danielaugot's suggestions and turn verbs to imperative

comment:10 Changed 6 years ago by
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I fixed the merge conflict and all outstanding remarks by danielaugot. I also took this opportunity to turn the verbs to imperative at the beginning of almost each docstring. Ready for review
comment:11 Changed 6 years ago by
A very small typo with maths in the docstring of GRSErrorErasureDecoder
. The hamming_weight
gives a bad rendering in math mode, just fix the "_
" in
 Create a new GRS code of length `nhamming_weight(e)`, dimension `k`.
docstring.
comment:12 Changed 6 years ago by
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Branch pushed to git repo; I updated commit sha1. New commits:
2036806  fix typesetting of Hamming weight

comment:13 Changed 6 years ago by
Typesetting updated.
comment:14 Changed 6 years ago by
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comment:15 Changed 6 years ago by
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PDF docs don't build
[docpdf] l.7167 ...code of length \(n\text{hamming_weight} 177318[docpdf] (e)\), dimension \(k\). 177319[docpdf] ! ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!
comment:16 Changed 6 years ago by
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Branch pushed to git repo; I updated commit sha1. New commits:
1d9c6cb  fix \text failing to compile in pdf.

comment:17 Changed 6 years ago by
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Fixed. Ready for a (trivial) review.
comment:18 Changed 6 years ago by
On my fedora laptop, make docpdf
fails. It also fails on branch develop
, even with a fresh git clone
. Someone else than me, with a different distro, is needed to positively review the ticket.
comment:19 Changed 6 years ago by
I did a refined test. The following builds nicely the coding pdf doc.
./sage b ./sage docbuild reference/coding pdf
and evince ./local/share/doc/sage/pdf/en/reference/coding/coding.pdf
shows a correct pdf.
comment:20 Changed 6 years ago by
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comment:21 Changed 6 years ago by
 Milestone changed from sage7.3 to sage7.6
I've pushed a branch to u/tscrim/improve_grs20849
that does a little bit more cleanup of the doc (including some of the parts added here) and of the file itself. If you want to review that here, then go ahead and do so, but feel free to use that as a branch for a followup ticket too.
comment:22 followup: ↓ 24 Changed 6 years ago by
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Travis. Thanks for your followup corrections. Please push your branch to this ticket, as it is based on the latest commit of mine. I am willing to positive review all of your changes except the following ones:
 in several place, you added a line break before a \textnormal{ Reed Solomon Code over }... there is an extra space identation in each of these which I think should be removed.
 You replaced
a new GRS code of length `nhamming\_weight(e)`
by
a new GRS code of length equal to the `n`hamming weight of `e`
.
This sentence does not make sense. Maybe change it to a new GRS code of length equal to `n` minus the Hamming weight of `e`
(move the
and capitalize Hamming
)
Hence I put the ticket in needswork status again.
comment:23 Changed 6 years ago by
Also can you fix line 957:
an polynomial
to a polynomial
comment:24 in reply to: ↑ 22 Changed 6 years ago by
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 Reviewers changed from Daniel Augot to Daniel Augot, Travis Scrimshaw
Replying to cpernet:
Travis. Thanks for your followup corrections. Please push your branch to this ticket, as it is based on the latest commit of mine. I am willing to positive review all of your changes except the following ones:
 in several place, you added a line break before a \textnormal{ Reed Solomon Code over }... there is an extra space identation in each of these which I think should be removed.
At the risk of bikeshedding, the spaces are there in order to show that the line came from a line break in the output. This is used in a number of other places in Sage too. IMO it builds a better association to the line above it, but I don't have a strong opinion on this.
 You replaced
a new GRS code of length `nhamming\_weight(e)`
by
a new GRS code of length equal to the `n`hamming weight of `e`
. This sentence does not make sense. Maybe change it toa new GRS code of length equal to `n` minus the Hamming weight of `e`
(movethe
and capitalizeHamming
)
Ah, I misparsed that sentence. I was wondering what the n
Hamming weight was and why I couldn't find a definition. Fixed.
New commits:
e2d07fc  Merge branch 'u/cpernet/rewrite_grs_docstrings' of git://trac.sagemath.org/sage into u/tscrim/improve_grs20849

cde29f7  Doing a little bit of extra cleanup.

e9fcb77  Some details.

comment:25 Changed 6 years ago by
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comment:26 Changed 5 years ago by
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Branch pushed to git repo; I updated commit sha1. New commits:
d631689  Merge branch 'develop' into u/tscrim/improve_grs20849

comment:27 Changed 5 years ago by
ping
comment:28 Changed 5 years ago by
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comment:29 Changed 5 years ago by
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Positive review to all recent commits by Travis. I also pushed a minor edit, replacing H(e)
by the standard notation w(e)
.
Travis, can you please just review this last edit and were fine.
New commits:
521fc25  Use the more standard notation w for Hamming weight function [Roth'06].

2ae9428  Merge branch 'u/tscrim/improve_grs20849' of git://trac.sagemath.org/sage into u/tscrim/improve_grs20849

comment:30 Changed 5 years ago by
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comment:31 Changed 5 years ago by
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LGTM. Sorry, I didn't know standard notation and just took a guess.
comment:32 Changed 5 years ago by
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I pushed my branch, this is now open for review.
New commits:
Improved documentation in grs.py