Opened 11 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#8969 closed defect (fixed)

problems with maxima inequalities

Reported by: dsm Owned by: burcin
Priority: minor Milestone: sage-5.1
Component: symbolics Keywords: sd40.5
Cc: Merged in: sage-5.1.beta5
Authors: Douglas McNeil Reviewers: Karl-Dieter Crisman
Report Upstream: N/A Work issues:
Branch: Commit:
Dependencies: Stopgaps:

Description (last modified by dsm)

'Sage Version 4.4.1, Release Date: 2010-05-02'

mac 10.4 32 bit running on 10.5.8.

sage: solve([2*x==3, x < 10], x)
[[x == (3/2)]]
sage: solve([2*x==3, x > 10], x)
sage: solve([2*x==3, x == 10], x)
sage: solve([2*x==3, x == 3/2], x)
[[x == (3/2)]]

sage: solve([2*x==3, x < 4, x > 4], x)

all work as expected, but:

sage: solve([2*x==3, x != 5], x)
!TypeError                                 Traceback (most recent call last)

/Applications/sage/devel/sage-main/build/sage/<ipython console> in <module>()
/Applications/sage/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/sage/symbolic/relation.pyc in solve(f, *args, **kwds)
    670                 s = []
--> 672         sol_list = string_to_list_of_solutions(repr(s))
    673         if 'solution_dict' in kwds and kwds!['solution_dict']==True:
    674             if isinstance(sol_list![0], list):
]/Applications/sage/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/sage/symbolic/relation.pyc in string_to_list_of_solutions(s)
    455     from sage.structure.sequence import Sequence
    456     from sage.calculus.calculus import symbolic_expression_from_maxima_string
--> 457     v = symbolic_expression_from_maxima_string(s, equals_sub=True)
    458     return Sequence(v, universe=Objects(), cr_str=True)
/Applications/sage/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/sage/calculus/ in symbolic_expression_from_maxima_string(x, equals_sub, maxima)
   1527         return symbolic_expression_from_string(s, syms, accept_sequence=True)
   1528     except !!!!SyntaxError:
-> 1529         raise !TypeError, "unable to make sense of Maxima expression '%s' in Sage"%s
   1530     finally:
   1531         is_simplified = False
!TypeError: unable to make sense of Maxima expression '[[x==3/2,-7/2!==0]]' in Sage


The !== which is causing trouble is due to the

if equals_sub:
            s = s.replace('=','==')

lines in symbolic_expression_from_maxima_string. This could be fixed by changing the replace to a regexp, or adding a hack s = s.replace('!==', '!=') afterwards.

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trac_8969_allow_neq_maxima_strings_v2.patch (1.2 KB) - added by dsm 9 years ago.
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Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by dsm

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by kcrisman

  • Description modified (diff)

DSM, is this really all one ticket? It's kind of confusing.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by dsm

  • Authors set to Douglas McNeil
  • Description modified (diff)
  • Keywords sd40.5 added
  • Status changed from new to needs_review

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by dsm

It was all one ticket in my head, but maybe it makes more sense to separate them. Might as well address the low-hanging fruit.

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by kcrisman

The problem wasn't really our translation of Maxima's inequality (#, which we finally fixed a while ago) but rather that we then had this little hack already.

But all of your tests already work in Sage 5.0, because of the # replacement. It really has to test the original bug report example, otherwise this is trivial. I suggest

sage: from sage.calculus.calculus import symbolic_expression_from_maxima_string as sefms 
sage: sefms("x != 3") == SR(x != 3) 
sage: sefms("x # 3") == SR(x != 3) 
sage:  solve([2*x==3, x != 5], x)
[[x == (3/2), (-7/2) != 0]]

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by dsm

Oy, you're right that I truncated the original bug test (!). But we do need to fix !== to round-trip neq, so I think it's worth doing.

Changed 9 years ago by dsm

revised version

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by kcrisman

  • Reviewers set to Karl-Dieter Crisman
  • Status changed from needs_review to positive_review

Positive review.

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by jdemeyer

  • Milestone set to sage-5.1

comment:9 Changed 8 years ago by jdemeyer

  • Merged in set to sage-5.1.beta5
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from positive_review to closed
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