#25869 closed enhancement (fixed)
Add manifold catalog
Reported by:  ghFlorentinJ  Owned by:  

Priority:  major  Milestone:  sage8.5 
Component:  geometry  Keywords:  generator, shortcut, manifold 
Cc:  egourgoulhon, tscrim  Merged in:  
Authors:  Florentin Jaffredo  Reviewers:  Eric Gourgoulhon, Travis Scrimshaw 
Report Upstream:  N/A  Work issues:  
Branch:  ba166f8 (Commits)  Commit:  ba166f87999a9afb44025713782affaa2d18f8c6 
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Description
This ticket implements a few shortcuts to define some manifolds.
With this ticket, nsphere, torus, Minkowski and Kerr spacetime can be declared in just one line, which is convenient for casual users and future doctests or examples.
Change History (25)
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comment:3 Changed 23 months ago by
I changed it according to your remarks. I originally used the file surface3d_generators.py
as an example, but i didn't realize it was an exception.
I'm currently experiencing difficulties building the documentation (for no reason at all, it worked well last week), so i don't know if it build properly.
comment:4 Changed 23 months ago by
Many thanks for introducing a manifold catalog, at last!
A short comment: to avoid any confusion and code duplication, I would remove Euclidean
from the catalog, since Euclidean spaces can now be easily constructed with EuclideanSpace
, as implemented in #24623 (merged in Sage 8.3.beta0). Or even better, manifolds.Euclidean()
could return an object of class EuclideanSpace
(possibly of the subclasses EuclideanPlane
or Euclidean3dimSpace
).
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comment:6 Changed 23 months ago by
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comment:11 Changed 21 months ago by
A few comments:
 In
src/sage/manifolds/catalog.py
, there is a reference to the classManifoldGenerator
, while no such class does exist.  The example provided for
manifolds.Euclidean
is too short (a single line!). A slightly more illustrative example (3 lines) would be:sage: E.<x, y, z> = manifolds.Euclidean() sage: E Euclidean space E^3
You could add as wellsage: E.atlas() [Chart (E^3, (x, y, z))] sage: E.metric().display() g = dx*dx + dy*dy + dz*dz
 Similarly the example of
manifolds.Sphere
could be extended tosage: S.<th, ph> = manifolds.Sphere() sage: S 2dimensional pseudoRiemannian submanifold S embedded in 3dimensional differentiable manifold E^3 sage: S.atlas() [Chart (S, (th, ph))] sage: S.metric().display() gamma = dth*dth + sin(th)^2 dph*dph
By the way, shouldn't the (default) metric name should beg
here (as in the other manifolds of the catalog)?  The example for
manifolds.Kerr
should be extended as well, to something like:sage: m, a = var('m, a') sage: K = manifolds.Kerr(m, a) sage: K 4dimensional Lorentzian manifold M sage: K.atlas() [Chart (M, (t, r, th, ph))] sage: K.metric().display() g = (2*m*r/(a^2*cos(th)^2 + r^2)  1) dt*dt + 2*a*m*r*sin(th)^2/(a^2*cos(th)^2 + r^2) dt*dph + (a^2*cos(th)^2 + r^2)/(a^2  2*m*r + r^2) dr*dr + (a^2*cos(th)^2 + r^2) dth*dth + 2*a*m*r*sin(th)^2/(a^2*cos(th)^2 + r^2) dph*dt + (2*a^2*m*r*sin(th)^2/(a^2*cos(th)^2 + r^2) + a^2 + r^2)*sin(th)^2 dph*dph
 Using
sage: m, a = var('m, a') sage: K.<t, r, th, ph> = manifolds.Kerr(m, a)
leads to wrong coordinate ranges:sage: K.default_chart().coord_range() t: (oo, +oo); r: (oo, +oo); th: (oo, +oo); ph: (oo, +oo)
 The example for
manifolds.Torus
should be extended to something like:sage: T.<theta, phi> = manifolds.Torus(3,1) sage: T 2dimensional pseudoRiemannian submanifold M embedded in 3dimensional differentiable manifold E^3 sage: T.atlas() [Chart (M, (theta, phi))] sage: T.embedding().display() M > E^3 (theta, phi) > (x_0, x_1, x_2) = ((cos(theta) + 3)*cos(phi), (cos(theta) + 3)*sin(phi), sin(theta)) sage: T.metric().display() gamma = dtheta*dtheta + (cos(theta)^2 + 6*cos(theta) + 9) dphi*dphi
 In the code for
manifolds.Torus
, replacexnames = tuple(["x_{}".format(i) for i in range(3)]) E = Euclidean(names=xnames)
byE = EuclideanSpace(3, symbols='X Y Z')
 Similarly, in the code for
manifolds.Sphere
, replacexnames = ("X","Y","Z") E = Euclidean(names=xnames)
byE = EuclideanSpace(3, symbols='X Y Z')
 In the code of
manifolds.Minkowski
, the structure should beLorentzian
instead ofpseudoRiemannian
:M = Manifold(4, 'M', structure='Lorentzian')
comment:12 Changed 21 months ago by
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comment:13 Changed 20 months ago by
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comment:14 followup: ↓ 17 Changed 20 months ago by
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I have fixed all of Eric's comments in comment:11, as well as fixed a bug in that Sphere
was only implemented with the assumption that it was 2 dimensional (this now raises a NotImplementedError
instead of a more cryptic error). Eric, if my changes are good with you, then we can set this to a positive review (unfortunately, it seems we just missed the 8.4 window :/).
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comment:16 Changed 20 months ago by
 Summary changed from Simple manifold generator to Add manifold catalog
comment:17 in reply to: ↑ 14 Changed 20 months ago by
Replying to tscrim:
I have fixed all of Eric's comments in comment:11, as well as fixed a bug in that
Sphere
was only implemented with the assumption that it was 2 dimensional (this now raises aNotImplementedError
instead of a more cryptic error). Eric, if my changes are good with you, then we can set this to a positive review (unfortunately, it seems we just missed the 8.4 window :/).
Thanks Travis for the changes! I'm 100% fine with them. In the commit of comment:15, I've made a few very small tweaks + the change of "ADM" to "Kerr" for the second coordinate system of Kerr spacetime, since "Kerr" is the common name in the literature for such coordinates. From my point of view, the ticket is ready to go.
comment:18 followup: ↓ 20 Changed 20 months ago by
Reading your comment:1, I am realizing that I've probably made a mistake by removing
from sage.manifolds.manifold import Manifold
from each function to put it at the top of the file...
Similar thing for EuclideanSpace
...
(well in the current case, both Manifold
and EuclideanSpace
should already be imported in the global namespace, but for clarity, we should make all the imports in catalog.py
be local to the functions, shouldn't we?)
comment:19 Changed 20 months ago by
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comment:20 in reply to: ↑ 18 Changed 20 months ago by
Replying to egourgoulhon:
Reading your comment:1, I am realizing that I've probably made a mistake by removing
from sage.manifolds.manifold import Manifoldfrom each function to put it at the top of the file... Similar thing for
EuclideanSpace
...
This is corrected in the last commit. So at this stage, I would say that everything is fine for me.
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ba166f8  Correct stereographic coord. changes in the Sphere() entry of manifold catalog

comment:22 Changed 20 months ago by
Giving a last look at the code, I've rewritten slightly the change of stereographic coordinates part in the sphere, thereby removing two pyflakes errors revealed by the patchbot. This time, this should finally be OK for me.
comment:23 Changed 20 months ago by
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LGTM. Thank you.
comment:24 Changed 20 months ago by
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comment:25 Changed 19 months ago by
 Milestone changed from sage8.4 to sage8.5
This should be retargeted for 8.5.
A more Pythonic way would be to have these be functions in a module and import the module (this is how most the other catalogs are done in Sage). So the new file you've created should be renames as something like
catalog.py
and imported inmanifolds/all.py
byWithin the file, you should move the import
within each function. I might also consider masquerading the functions as classes by making them start with uppercase letters or breaking with Python conventions by capitalizing the proper names, but Sage doesn't really have a true convention for these things.
Also, typo:
``sng``
, but I think the sign should also take an generic tuple of length 4.