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#5891 closed enhancement
Categories for the working mathematics programmer — at Version 10
Reported by: | nthiery | Owned by: | nthiery |
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Priority: | major | Milestone: | sage-4.3 |
Component: | categories | Keywords: | categories parents |
Cc: | sage-combinat, roed, saliola | Merged in: | |
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Report Upstream: | N/A | Work issues: | |
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Description (last modified by )
This (series of) patch(es) extends the Sage category framework as a design pattern for organizing generic code.
(with special thanks to Robert Bradshaw, Mike Hansen, Florent Hivert, William Stein, ... for design discussions).
The latest version of the patches are available from: http://combinat.sagemath.org/patches/file/
Main patch:
- #5891: categories-nt.patch: the category framework itself + updates to the sage library (import fixes, ... see below) + updates to combinatorial free modules (will be split before submission)
Related patches (will need to be applied after to recover 100% doctest pass):
- categories-combinat-nt.patch
- categories-numberfield_homset-nt.patch
- family_enumset-fh.patch
- enumset_unions-fh.patch
- categories-sf-nt.patch Symmetric functions
- categories-symmetric_group_algebra-nt.patch
- ncsf-nt.patch Non commutative Symmetric Functions
- #4326: root_systems-4326-nt.patch
Small technical patches the category patch depends on:
- #5449: cached_in_parent_method-5449-submitted.patch
- #5783: lazy_attributes-fixes-5783-final.patch
- #5120: unique_representation-5120-submitted.patch
- #5967: element_wrapper-5967-submitted.patch
- #5979: parent-element_constructor-fix-5979-submitted.patch
- #5985: cPickle-5985-import-submitted.patch, cPickle-5985-copy_reg_classes-submitted.patch
- #5986: cPickle-5986-nested-classes-submitted.patch
- #5991: dynamic_class-5991-submitted.patch
- #5598: 5598-coerce-declare.patch
- #5483: explain-pickle-v1.patch # probably can get rid of this dependency
- #6000: transitive_ideal-6000-submitted.patch
Current status:
- All test pass except for:
- sage -t "devel/sage/sage/geometry/lattice_polytope.py" (apparently caused by categories, though I don't see how)
- sage -t "devel/sage/sage/structure/sage_object.pyx" (unpickling of old stuff)
- Documentation:
- sage.categories? Category quickref card
- sage.categories.primer? Element/Parent/Category? primer (in writing)
- Category? Technical background on categories
- Semigroups().example()?? A template of semigroup
- See also the discussion on sage-devel in November 2009:
- http://groups.google.com/group/sage-devel/msg/d4065154e2e8cbd9
- Real life applications: see related patches, automatic monoids, ...
- Categories:
- All the mathematical categories of Axiom and MuPAD (Courtesy of Teresa Gomez Diaz)
- (Infinite/Finite?)EnumeratedSets? (with example) (Courtesy of Florent Hivert)
- Semigroups (with example, basic methods, subquotients)
- FiniteSemigroups? (with example, cayley graphs, basic representation theory, ...)
- ModulesWithBasis? (with example, morphisms)
- HopfAlgebras? & friends (with example)
- Cleanup:
- Have unique representation by default (no need to inherit from Category_uniq)
- Have construction / reduce by default
- Functorial constructions:
- direct sum
- tensor product
- cartesian product (todo)
- dual (in progress)
- subquotient, subset, quotient (in progress)
- isomorphism type (todo)
- Homomorphisms
- Integrates with current sage morphisms
- Adds morphisms for some categories
- Some general infrastructure
- Hom:
- Simplification of the logic. Hopefuly completely compatible.
- X._Hom_(Y, category) may now return NotImplemented?
- failed attempt at using cached_function (to be pursued)
- Systematic use of category = ... instead of cat = This may be backward incompatible.
- Generic test framework
- Functional, final design clear, needs cleanup (2/3 hours)
- Reorganization of the Sage library to start using the category framework:
- Combinatorial free modules
- Have unique representation, use coercion, are more robust
- Improved _repr_
- Handle combinatorial classes that can't be sorted as indices
- Groups:
- AbelianGroup_class.init was missing a call to Groups.init
- NAME CONFLICT: AbelianGroups? are *not* in AbelianGroups?()
With the current conventions:
- AbelianGroups? is about additive abelian groups
- AbelianGroup? is about multiplicative abelian group
- Support for Group.init(category = ...)
- Fixed some import loops
- Added temporary list() methods to:
- FreeModule_generic
- MatrixSpace_generic
- Set_object_enumerated
- ParentWithAdditiveAbelianGens?
- ParentWithMultiplicativeAbelianGens? They should eventually be inherited from the EnumeratedSets?() category
- Added sage.sets.finite_enumerated_set
- Combinatorial free modules
- Todo:
- Naming cleanup:
- Parent -> ParentMethods? (or _ParentMethods? or ?)
- Element -> ElementMethods? + move them as a nested class of ParentMethods?
- super_categories should be a method
- zero, one should be methods
- standardize the names: mult / product / multiplication / multiply?
- check -> test
- self.tester(keywords)
- intrusive cat.tensor_category / ...
- cat.example() -> /an_example/an_object/... ?
- class.an_instance() ?
- all_weakly_super_categories -> ?
- move all examples in examples/
- AbelianGroups?() versus CommutativeGroups?()
- Naming cleanup:
- Category graph picture
- Fixes:
- Pickling: essentially works; polish the remaining
- Integration in the Sage library: some tests are broken. Help welcome!
- Pickling from old sage: technically feasible. Need help!
- Inheritance from category for Cython classes: technically feasible. Need help!
- Hom is *not* a functorial construction, the design and user interface needs to be discussed
- Support for multivariate morphims, i.e. morphisms A x B -> C where the specializations A x b -> C are morphisms for a given category and a x B -> C are morphisms for a possibly different category
- Discussion:
- Defining new inline operators, at least within the sage interpreter
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Where is categories-nt.patch itself?