Opened 13 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#6799 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Speed up symbolic comparison

Reported by: gmhossain Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix
Component: symbolics Keywords:
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Authors: Reviewers: Jeroen Demeyer
Report Upstream: N/A Work issues:
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It takes too long to check whether x is in a list in new symbolics

sage: var('x,x1,x2,x3,x4')
(x, x1, x2, x3, x4)
sage: f = function('f')
sage: mylist = [x1,x2,x3,x4,f(x1),f(x2),f(x3),f(x4)]

sage: timeit('x in mylist')
5 loops, best of 3: 461 ms per loop

If we need to check it couple of more times then it becomes worse

sage: timeit('x in mylist')
5 loops, best of 3: 1.26 s per loop
sage: timeit('x in mylist')
5 loops, best of 3: 3.4 s per loop

For a comparison

sage: timeit('x1 in mylist')
625 loops, best of 3: 473 ns per loop

Reason for this huge discrepancy stems from the fact that except for last example, in all previous cases maxima is called to check the equality.

See this thread for more:

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by jdemeyer

  • Milestone set to sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix
  • Report Upstream set to N/A
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Reviewers set to Jeroen Demeyer
  • Status changed from new to closed

The issue of ever-slowing comparisons doesn't occur anymore.

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