Opened 3 years ago
Last modified 3 years ago
#22401 new defect
Let substitute_function handle anon functions explicitly
Reported by: | rws | Owned by: | |
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Priority: | major | Milestone: | sage-7.6 |
Component: | symbolics | Keywords: | |
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Description (last modified by )
substitute_function
expects two function objects as argument not expressions (f(x)
). This leads to the (to some users) unexpected:
sage: f = function('f')(x) ....: g = function('g')(x) ....: df = f(x).diff(x) sage: f.substitute_function(f,g) f(x) sage: f(1).substitute_function(f,g) f(1) sage: df.substitute_function(f,g) diff(f(x), x) sage: df(1).substitute_function(f,g) D[0](f)(1)
(same with f(x)=function...
)
The problem is that f
and g
are not function objects like sin
. Taking this into account:
sage: f.substitute_function(f.operator(), g.operator()) g(x) sage: f(1).substitute_function(f.operator(), g.operator()) g(1) sage: df.substitute_function(f.operator(), g.operator()) diff(g(x), x) sage: df(1).substitute_function(f.operator(), g.operator()) D[0](g)(1)
The ticket should make substitute_function
raise an exception with a hint. Note that the mess results from function('f')
returning a function object but function('f')(x)
returning f(x)
and users assigning this to f
or f(x)
instead of just doing
sage: f=function('f') sage: f(1).substitute_function(f,g) g(1)
Documentation of substitute_function
could be made more explicit as well.
Change History (2)
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- Description modified (diff)
- Summary changed from Let substitute_function handle anon functions smoothly to Let substitute_function handle anon functions explicitly
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The problem that "function" returned f(x) has been fixed since #17447, so I don't think this is an issue anymore. You can see it in the syntax that is used in the description: in
function('f')(x)
a function gets called explicitly to turn it into an expression.Rather than substitute_function trying to guess how to sanitize its arguments, perhaps it should raise an exception if it can tell its argument will for sure not appear in the "function" slot.