Opened 11 years ago
Closed 8 years ago
#9706 closed enhancement (fixed)
Symbolic Chebyshev polynomials
Reported by:  maldun  Owned by:  burcin, maldun 

Priority:  major  Milestone:  sage6.1 
Component:  symbolics  Keywords:  orthogonal polynomials, symbolics 
Cc:  fredrik.johansson, fstan, kcrisman  Merged in:  
Authors:  Stefan Reiterer  Reviewers:  Burcin Erocal, Travis Scrimshaw, Stefan Reiterer, Jeroen Demeyer 
Report Upstream:  N/A  Work issues:  
Branch:  u/vbraun/chebyshev (Commits, GitHub, GitLab)  Commit:  bb227b60e93b7d8806b32b00874351b9201123cd 
Dependencies:  #864, #9640, #10018, #11868, #15422  Stopgaps: 
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Changed 11 years ago by
Changed 11 years ago by
Newer version, with legendre_P, and faster evaluation of symbolic expressions
comment:1 followup: ↓ 2 Changed 11 years ago by
All Polys now have their own class. Much faster evaluation is added. Numerical evaluation is provided. Except for legendre_Q, gen_legendre_P, and gen_legendre_Q these aren't ready yet
comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 11 years ago by
Replying to maldun:
All Polys now have their own class. Much faster evaluation is added. Numerical evaluation is provided. Except for legendre_Q, gen_legendre_P, and gen_legendre_Q these aren't ready yet
orthogonal_polys4.py hold all changes but is not a patch yet, because it holds old code fragments, which I have to clean up...
comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by
 Cc fredrik.johansson added
comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by
I added in the latest patch (and orthogonal_polys.4.py contains these changes also) a new symbolic evaluation method for the orthogonal polynomials: Instead of call Maxima or use of the recursion, the polynomial is evaluated just using explicit formulas from Abramowitz and Stegun. This is an O(n) algorithm of course.
a little comparison on my machine: old version:
sage: time chebyshev_T(10,x); CPU times: user 0.01 s, sys: 0.00 s, total: 0.01 s Wall time: 0.04 s sage: time chebyshev_T(100,x); CPU times: user 0.13 s, sys: 0.01 s, total: 0.14 s Wall time: 0.23 s sage: time chebyshev_T(1000,x); CPU times: user 5.01 s, sys: 0.01 s, total: 5.02 s Wall time: 6.98 s sage time chebyshev_T(5000,x); ??? (I got no output her after 2min)
sage: time gegenbauer(10,5,x); CPU times: user 0.01 s, sys: 0.00 s, total: 0.01 s Wall time: 0.05 s sage: time gegenbauer(100,5,x); CPU times: user 0.19 s, sys: 0.00 s, total: 0.19 s Wall time: 0.29 s sage: time gegenbauer(1000,5,x); CPU times: user 5.46 s, sys: 0.02 s, total: 5.48 s Wall time: 7.79 s
New Version sage: time chebyshev_T(10,x); CPU times: user 0.01 s, sys: 0.00 s, total: 0.01 s Wall time: 0.01 s sage: time chebyshev_T(100,x); CPU times: user 0.06 s, sys: 0.00 s, total: 0.06 s Wall time: 0.08 s sage: time chebyshev_T(1000,x); CPU times: user 1.22 s, sys: 0.00 s, total: 1.22 s Wall time: 1.22 s sage: time chebyshev_T(5000,x); CPU times: user 27.17 s, sys: 0.15 s, total: 27.32 s Wall time: 27.46 s
sage: time gegenbauer(10,5,x); CPU times: user 0.01 s, sys: 0.00 s, total: 0.01 s Wall time: 0.01 s sage: time gegenbauer(100,5,x); CPU times: user 0.03 s, sys: 0.00 s, total: 0.03 s Wall time: 0.04 s sage: time gegenbauer(1000,5,x); CPU times: user 1.08 s, sys: 0.01 s, total: 1.09 s Wall time: 1.11 s
A little bit faster :) I also don't need to spawn an instance of maxima which makes the initialisation faster.
And now also wider symbolic evaluation is possible:
old version: sage: var('a') a sage: gegenbauer(3,a,x) ... NameError?: name 'a' is not defined
new version: sage: var('a') a sage: gegenbauer(3,a,x) 4/3*x^{3*gamma(a + 3)  2*x*gamma(a + 2) }
The code needs now some cleanup, especially the documentations. The complete versions for legendre_Q, gen_legendre_P, and gen_legendre_Q will not be finished soon since the mpmath functions, don't seem to work correctly... I only provide a call function for maxima for them now.
comment:5 followup: ↓ 7 Changed 11 years ago by
The complete versions for legendre_Q, gen_legendre_P, and gen_legendre_Q will not be finished soon since the mpmath functions, don't seem to work correctly...
Care to elaborate?
comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by
Killed bug in legendre_P
comment:7 in reply to: ↑ 5 Changed 11 years ago by
Replying to fredrik.johansson:
The complete versions for legendre_Q, gen_legendre_P, and gen_legendre_Q will not be finished soon since the mpmath functions, don't seem to work correctly...
Care to elaborate?
Sorry for the late answer, I was on holidays.
In mpmath I have probs with the legenp and legenq functions. For some inputs I get this error:
sage: mpmath.call(mpmath.legenp,5,1,2)  OverflowError Traceback (most recent call last) /home/maldun/prog/sage/ortho/<ipython console> in <module>() /home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.1/local/lib/python2.6/sitepackages/sage/libs/mpmath/utils.so in sage.libs.mpmath.utils.call (sage/libs/mpmath/utils.c:5021)() /home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.1/local/lib/python2.6/sitepackages/mpmath/functions/hypergeometric.pyc in legenp(ctx, n, m, z, type, **kwargs) 1481 T = [1+z, 1z], [g, g], [], [1m], [n, n+1], [1m], 0.5*(1z) 1482 return (T,) > 1483 return ctx.hypercomb(h, [n,m], **kwargs) 1484 if type == 3: 1485 def h(n,m): /home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.1/local/lib/python2.6/sitepackages/mpmath/functions/hypergeometric.pyc in hypercomb(ctx, function, params, discard_known_zeros, **kwargs) 125 [ctx.gamma(a) for a in alpha_s] + \ 126 [ctx.rgamma(b) for b in beta_s] + \ > 127 [ctx.power(w,c) for (w,c) in zip(w_s,c_s)]) 128 if verbose: 129 print " Value:", v /home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.1/local/lib/python2.6/sitepackages/mpmath/ctx_base.pyc in power(ctx, x, y) 417 3.16470269330255923143453723949e+12978188 418 """ > 419 return ctx.convert(x) ** ctx.convert(y) 420 421 def _zeta_int(ctx, n): /home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.1/local/lib/python2.6/sitepackages/sage/libs/mpmath/ext_main.so in sage.libs.mpmath.ext_main.mpnumber.__pow__ (sage/libs/mpmath/ext_main.c:13946)() /home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.1/local/lib/python2.6/sitepackages/sage/libs/mpmath/ext_main.so in sage.libs.mpmath.ext_main.binop (sage/libs/mpmath/ext_main.c:4588)() /home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.1/local/lib/python2.6/sitepackages/mpmath/libmp/libelefun.pyc in mpf_pow(s, t, prec, rnd) 340 # General formula: s**t = exp(t*log(s)) 341 # TODO: handle rnd direction of the logarithm carefully > 342 c = mpf_log(s, prec+10, rnd) 343 return mpf_exp(mpf_mul(t, c), prec, rnd) 344 /home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.1/local/lib/python2.6/sitepackages/mpmath/libmp/libelefun.pyc in mpf_log(x, prec, rnd) 725 # optimal between 1000 and 100,000 digits. 726 if wp <= LOG_TAYLOR_PREC: > 727 m = log_taylor_cached(lshift(man, wpbc), wp) 728 if mag: 729 m += mag*ln2_fixed(wp) /home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.1/local/lib/python2.6/sitepackages/mpmath/libmp/libelefun.pyc in log_taylor_cached(x, prec) 643 else: 644 a = n << (cached_prec  LOG_TAYLOR_SHIFT) > 645 log_a = log_taylor(a, cached_prec, 8) 646 log_taylor_cache[n, cached_prec] = (a, log_a) 647 a >>= dprec /home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.1/local/lib/python2.6/sitepackages/mpmath/libmp/libelefun.pyc in log_taylor(x, prec, r) 607 """ 608 for i in xrange(r): > 609 x = isqrt_fast(x<<prec) 610 one = MPZ_ONE << prec 611 v = ((xone)<<prec)//(x+one) /home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.1/local/lib/python2.6/sitepackages/mpmath/libmp/libintmath.pyc in isqrt_fast_python(x) 240 y = (y + x//y) >> 1 241 return y > 242 bc = bitcount(x) 243 guard_bits = 10 244 x <<= 2*guard_bits /home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.1/local/lib/python2.6/sitepackages/mpmath/libmp/libintmath.pyc in python_bitcount(n) 78 if bc != 300: 79 return bc > 80 bc = int(math.log(n, 2))  4 81 return bc + bctable[n>>bc] 82 OverflowError: cannot convert float infinity to integer
comment:8 followups: ↓ 9 ↓ 10 Changed 11 years ago by
That looks strange. I get:
sage: import sage.libs.mpmath.all as mpmath sage: mpmath.call(mpmath.legenp, 5,1,2) 2.96434298694874e22  912.574269237852*I sage: mpmath.call(mpmath.legenp, 5,1,2, prec=100) 2.1062923756778274648015607872e36  912.57426923785222402727329118*I
comment:9 in reply to: ↑ 8 Changed 11 years ago by
Replying to fredrik.johansson:
That looks strange. I get:
sage: import sage.libs.mpmath.all as mpmath sage: mpmath.call(mpmath.legenp, 5,1,2) 2.96434298694874e22  912.574269237852*I sage: mpmath.call(mpmath.legenp, 5,1,2, prec=100) 2.1062923756778274648015607872e36  912.57426923785222402727329118*I
Hm strange. Today I install the new Sage version, perhaps it will then work again
comment:10 in reply to: ↑ 8 Changed 11 years ago by
Replying to fredrik.johansson:
That looks strange. I get:
sage: import sage.libs.mpmath.all as mpmath sage: mpmath.call(mpmath.legenp, 5,1,2) 2.96434298694874e22  912.574269237852*I sage: mpmath.call(mpmath.legenp, 5,1,2, prec=100) 2.1062923756778274648015607872e36  912.57426923785222402727329118*I
It was the old version!a Thanx for pointing that out, I will continue soon =)
comment:11 followups: ↓ 12 ↓ 14 Changed 11 years ago by
So now a "beta" is ready with full support of all classes.
Only the Legendre functions are still using Maxima.
some advances for the future:
Zernike polys (this should be done in the next time, since explicit formulas are available) support for numpy_eval. (But this will be done, when the scipy package is updated to 0.8, else it has no sense, because the current version of scipy does not support ortho polys well, but the newer can handle them)
Now I need some people for testing this out =)
comment:12 in reply to: ↑ 11 Changed 11 years ago by
And there was an interisting bug:
the import of mpmath at the beginning of the file caused the whole trouble I had with the numeric evaluation of the legendre functions....
I think I should report this..
comment:13 Changed 11 years ago by
 Type changed from defect to enhancement
comment:14 in reply to: ↑ 11 Changed 11 years ago by
support for numpy_eval. (But this will be done, when the scipy package is updated to 0.8, else it has no sense, because the current version of scipy does not support ortho polys well, but the newer can handle them)
I decided to give at least some numpy support for compability reasons. But this is a bad hack...when scipy 0.8 comes I use scipy itself, I change this to a better version :)
comment:15 Changed 11 years ago by
 Status changed from new to needs_review
comment:16 Changed 11 years ago by
 Milestone set to sage5.0
comment:17 Changed 11 years ago by
Some of the old doctests fail. But it is not my fault, it seem's that it is a bug in the SymbolicFunction? class.
comment:18 Changed 11 years ago by
 Milestone changed from sage5.0 to sage4.5.3
comment:19 Changed 11 years ago by
 Owner changed from burcin to burcin, maldun
comment:20 followup: ↓ 21 Changed 11 years ago by
Hi Stefan,
can you post a patch corresponding to attachment:orthogonal_polys.8.py for review?
Thanks,
Burcin
comment:21 in reply to: ↑ 20 Changed 11 years ago by
Replying to burcin:
Hi Stefan,
can you post a patch corresponding to attachment:orthogonal_polys.8.py for review?
Thanks,
Burcin
Done!
comment:22 followup: ↓ 23 Changed 11 years ago by
Why is mpmath's precision used by default? Shouldn't the default be RR / CC precision? Actually, does _evalf_ ever get called without this information?
Some complex tests would be nice.
comment:23 in reply to: ↑ 22 ; followup: ↓ 24 Changed 11 years ago by
Replying to fredrik.johansson:
Why is mpmath's precision used by default? Shouldn't the default be RR / CC precision? Actually, does _evalf_ ever get called without this information?
Some complex tests would be nice.
This is a good point, and it shouldn't be a problem to change that. But I don't think it's a big deal, because the function takes the "parents" precision, which means, if my input is RR it evals it with RR's precision.
Of course can you call _evalf_ just with (), and then the default value is used.
I just sticked to the old's version tests, and expanded it. Of course it's possible to expand the tests. I hope I will find some time for it soon, since I have some other more urgent things todo also.
comment:24 in reply to: ↑ 23 Changed 11 years ago by
Replying to maldun:
Replying to fredrik.johansson:
Why is mpmath's precision used by default? Shouldn't the default be RR / CC precision? Actually, does _evalf_ ever get called without this information?
Some complex tests would be nice.
This is a good point, and it shouldn't be a problem to change that. But I don't think it's a big deal, because the function takes the "parents" precision, which means, if my input is RR it evals it with RR's precision.
Of course can you call _evalf_ just with (), and then the default value is used.
Ok sorry, wrong explination: when your input are exact data types like ZZ ore QQ then the parent has no precision, then you need a default value
comment:25 Changed 11 years ago by
Since it seems that numpy1.4.1, and scipy 0.8 should work now (see #9808) I programmed a version which uses scipy itself to evaluate the orthogonal polys for numpy arrays. When the new versions of numpy/scipy become merged into sage I will provide a patch for these.
Another thing I have to mention are these 2 failde doctests:
 sage t long "devel/sage/sage/symbolic/random_tests.py"
 sage t long "devel/sage/sage/symbolic/pynac.pyx"
sage t long "devel/sage/sage/symbolic/random_tests.py" ********************************************************************** File "/home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.2/devel/sage/sage/symbolic/random_tests.py", line 17: sage: [f for (one,f,arity) in _mk_full_functions()] Expected: [Ei, abs, arccos, arccosh, arccot, arccoth, arccsc, arccsch, arcsec, arcsech, arcsin, arcsinh, arctan, arctan2, arctanh, binomial, ceil, conjugate, cos, cosh, cot, coth, csc, csch, dickman_rho, dilog, dirac_delta, elliptic_e, elliptic_ec, elliptic_eu, elliptic_f, elliptic_kc, elliptic_pi, erf, exp, factorial, floor, heaviside, imag_part, integrate, kronecker_delta, log, polylog, real_part, sec, sech, sgn, sin, sinh, tan, tanh, unit_step, zeta, zetaderiv] Got: [Ei, abs, arccos, arccosh, arccot, arccoth, arccsc, arccsch, arcsec, arcsech, arcsin, arcsinh, arctan, arctan2, arctanh, binomial, ceil, chebyshev_T, chebyshev_U, conjugate, cos, cosh, cot, coth, csc, csch, dickman_rho, dilog, dirac_delta, elliptic_e, elliptic_ec, elliptic_eu, elliptic_f, elliptic_kc, elliptic_pi, erf, exp, factorial, floor, gegenbauer, gen_laguerre, gen_legendre_P, gen_legendre_Q, heaviside, hermite, imag_part, integrate, jacobi_P, kronecker_delta, laguerre, legendre_P, legendre_Q, log, polylog, real_part, sec, sech, sgn, sin, sinh, tan, tanh, unit_step, zeta, zetaderiv] ********************************************************************** File "/home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.2/devel/sage/sage/symbolic/random_tests.py", line 237: sage: random_expr(50, nvars=3, coeff_generator=CDF.random_element) Expected: (euler_gamma  v3^(e) + (v2  factorial(e/v2))^(((2.85879036573  1.18163393202*I)*v2 + (2.85879036573  1.18163393202*I)*v3)*pi  0.247786879678 + 0.931826724898*I)*arccsc((0.891138386848  0.0936820840629*I)/v1) + (0.553423153995 + 0.5481180572*I)*v3 + 0.149683576515  0.155746451854*I)*v1 + arccsch(pi + e)*elliptic_f(khinchin*v2, 1.4656989704 + 0.863754357069*I) Got: v1*e^((0.0666829501658 + 0.206976992303*I)/(v3 + e))/v3 + hermite((v3^(0.48519994364  0.485764091302*I)  log((1.21734510331  1.22580558833*I)*pi*v1 + zeta((0.781366128261 + 0.957400336147*I)*v1*e + (1.8919687109 + 0.753422167447*I)*elliptic_f(v1, v1))*arccsch(v3)))*v1, (0.647983235144 + 1.20665952957*I)*v1 + (0.0909404921682 + 0.281538203756*I)/v3) ********************************************************************** File "/home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.2/devel/sage/sage/symbolic/random_tests.py", line 239: sage: random_expr(5, verbose=True) Exception raised: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.2/local/bin/ncadoctest.py", line 1231, in run_one_test self.run_one_example(test, example, filename, compileflags) File "/home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.2/local/bin/sagedoctest.py", line 38, in run_one_example OrigDocTestRunner.run_one_example(self, test, example, filename, compileflags) File "/home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.2/local/bin/ncadoctest.py", line 1172, in run_one_example compileflags, 1) in test.globs File "<doctest __main__.example_5[5]>", line 1, in <module> random_expr(Integer(5), verbose=True)###line 239: sage: random_expr(5, verbose=True) File "/home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.2/local/lib/python/sitepackages/sage/symbolic/random_tests.py", line 254, in random_expr return random_expr_helper(size, internal, leaves, verbose) File "/home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.2/local/lib/python/sitepackages/sage/symbolic/random_tests.py", line 210, in random_expr_helper return r[1](*children) File "element.pyx", line 1529, in sage.structure.element.RingElement.__div__ (sage/structure/element.c:11992) File "coerce.pyx", line 713, in sage.structure.coerce.CoercionModel_cache_maps.bin_op (sage/structure/coerce.c:6126) File "element.pyx", line 1527, in sage.structure.element.RingElement.__div__ (sage/structure/element.c:11973) File "expression.pyx", line 2269, in sage.symbolic.expression.Expression._div_ (sage/symbolic/expression.cpp:11444) ZeroDivisionError: Symbolic division by zero ********************************************************************** 2 items had failures: 1 of 4 in __main__.example_0 2 of 6 in __main__.example_5 ***Test Failed*** 3 failures. For whitespace errors, see the file /home/maldun/.sage//tmp/.doctest_random_tests.py [7.7 s]  The following tests failed: sage t long "devel/sage/sage/symbolic/random_tests.py" Total time for all tests: 7.8 seconds
I quite understand these, because we have introduced new functions, but I don't understand the exception in the last one
sage t long "devel/sage/sage/symbolic/pynac.pyx" ********************************************************************** File "/home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.2/devel/sage/sage/symbolic/pynac.pyx", line 386: sage: get_sfunction_from_serial(i) == foo Expected: True Got: False ********************************************************************** File "/home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.2/devel/sage/sage/symbolic/pynac.pyx", line 388: sage: py_latex_function_pystring(i, (x,y^z)) Expected: 'my args are: x, y^z' Got: '\\mathrm{bar}\\left(x, y^{z}\\right)' ********************************************************************** File "/home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.2/devel/sage/sage/symbolic/pynac.pyx", line 478: sage: get_sfunction_from_serial(i) == foo Expected: True Got: False ********************************************************************** File "/home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.2/devel/sage/sage/symbolic/pynac.pyx", line 480: sage: py_print_fderivative(i, (0, 1, 0, 1), (x, y^z)) Expected: D[0, 1, 0, 1]func_with_args(x, y^z) Got: D[0, 1, 0, 1](foo)(x, y^z) ********************************************************************** File "/home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.2/devel/sage/sage/symbolic/pynac.pyx", line 540: sage: get_sfunction_from_serial(i) == foo Expected: True Got: False ********************************************************************** File "/home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.2/devel/sage/sage/symbolic/pynac.pyx", line 542: sage: py_latex_fderivative(i, (0, 1, 0, 1), (x, y^z)) Expected: D[0, 1, 0, 1]func_with_args(x, y^z) Got: D[0, 1, 0, 1]\left(\mathrm{bar}\right)\left(x, y^{z}\right) ********************************************************************** 3 items had failures: 2 of 19 in __main__.example_14 2 of 14 in __main__.example_16 2 of 18 in __main__.example_18 ***Test Failed*** 6 failures. For whitespace errors, see the file /home/maldun/.sage//tmp/.doctest_pynac.py [7.3 s]  The following tests failed: sage t long "devel/sage/sage/symbolic/pynac.pyx" Total time for all tests: 7.3 seconds
And these are really strange, because when I type then into sage by hand everything works. wtf?? Can anyone have a look at these?
comment:26 Changed 11 years ago by
 Milestone changed from sage4.6 to sage5.0
 Status changed from needs_review to needs_work
comment:27 Changed 11 years ago by
Just cc:ing myself by commenting.
Also, there seems to be a lot of stuff in the latest Python file that is the same as the original one (in terms of explanation, not code). Maybe posting an updated patch (once the numpy/scipyfest is over, which is hopefully the case) would help some of us figure this out. Thanks for working on this  there is still a lot of overhauling that symbolics could use, but this is a great step.
comment:28 Changed 11 years ago by
 Description modified (diff)
 Status changed from needs_work to needs_review
@kcrisman thanks for paying attention. I added now an updated patch and extended instructions.
the doctest changes in symbolic.random_tests.py are easy to explain: new functions are involved > new random expressions. But I had to change
random_expr(50, nvars=3, coeff_generator=CDF.random_element)
to random_expr(60, nvars=3, coeff_generator=CDF.random_element)
or else one gets an expression generated where a division through zero occours.
As mentioned on sagedevel I repaired the doctests in symbolic.pynac.pyx, the trick is to enlarge the range of the for loop:
for i in range(get_ginac_serial(), get_ginac_serial()+50):
changed to
for i in range(get_ginac_serial(), get_ginac_serial()+100):
now it works. My explaination: since we have new functions we have longer to search, and then we reach our goal. What I can not explain is, that it works, when I type it in by hand.
All doctests pass now, so I think a review would be nice.
maldun
comment:29 Changed 11 years ago by
 Description modified (diff)
Cleaned up discription of the ticket and some comments in the ortho polys file.
comment:30 followup: ↓ 31 Changed 11 years ago by
I don't have time to review this for a while, but did take a quick look  thanks for polishing that patch! I don't think we are allowed to import numpy or scipy like that anymore, but rather have to do it in an individual function (lest startup times get huge). I don't quite understand exactly how that works, but anyway such a blanket import statement probably isn't appropriate, the way I understand what others have said.
Changed 11 years ago by
Latest version of orthogonal polys with scipy support, and changed doctests. Tested in sage4.6.alpha3
comment:31 in reply to: ↑ 30 Changed 11 years ago by
Replying to kcrisman:
I don't have time to review this for a while, but did take a quick look  thanks for polishing that patch! I don't think we are allowed to import numpy or scipy like that anymore, but rather have to do it in an individual function (lest startup times get huge). I don't quite understand exactly how that works, but anyway such a blanket import statement probably isn't appropriate, the way I understand what others have said.
But thanks for giving feedback! I know that this patch isn't easy for review because the code grew from 650 to about 2300 lines of code. But I'm happy to get at least some info.
You are right the imports didn't change since I started this ticket and importing the whole numpy and scipy packages is to much. This isn't a very good Idea if one thinks about performance either. I changed that now so that only functions that are really needed are importet. I did this also for mpmath but the problem with the global import remains. (see above). Also changed some errors in the discription I missed and repaired a wrong doctest.
PS: If diffs or more changelogs are needed let me know. I'm keeping track with git on my machine of the changes.
comment:32 Changed 11 years ago by
 Cc fstan added
 Reviewers set to Burcin Erocal
 Status changed from needs_review to needs_work
Great work Stefan. Your patch looks good overall, but it needs a lot of polish. Thank you very much for this.
Here are some quick comments after reading attachment:trac_9706_orthogonal_polys.patch. I didn't try to apply and run the code yet. It would be better if other people try this as well since I am really short on time these days.
 I suggest you use your real name in the HG headers. This information is used for copyright/license issues as well. In the future it might cause a lot of trouble if people have to chase down
maldun
for copyright questions.  You shouldn't import any part of
numpy
at the module level. This slows down startup too much. See #3561 for example. I'd say the same holds formpmath
andscipy
.  line 385386 has this:
Then after using one of these functions, it changes:: (The value is now False for chebyshev_T because chebyshev_T uses clenshaw method instead...)
I don't think this is valid Sphinx.  delete line 412
#load /home/maldun/sage/sage4.5.2/devel/sageortho/sage/functions/orthogonal_polys.py
 line 419: he > the
 There are no doctests for the
OrthogonalPolynomial
class, make sure your file passessage coverage
 The commented timings in the docstring of
OrthogonalPolynomial._clenshaw_method_()
are confusing. It would be better if you provide a function in the same file that does these timings automatically and prints out the results. You should at least delete this from the documentation though.  In the docstring of
OrthogonalPolynomial._eval_()
 remove the empty first line (line 494) of
 remove the commented out timings as well
 you need an empty line after
EXAMPLES::
 the empty last line should be removed
 add some comments to the
OrthogonalPolynomial._eval_()
method to indicate what you're trying to do with these tests. lines 583593 have a confusing comment and a bug
try: #s = maxima(self._maxima_init_evaled_(*args)) #This above is very inefficient! The older #methods were much faster... return self._maxima_init_evaled_(*args) except TypeError: return None if self._maxima_name in repr(s): return None else: return s.sage()
 lines 583593 have a confusing comment and a bug
 You don't need to state "Class for" on line 598, "The Chebyshev ..." is enough.
 Why do you delete the
chebyshev_T(2,x)
test on line 371? You can just add the new ones after that.  line 626,
EXAMPLES:
>EXAMPLES::
 Don't use
*args
or**kwds
when you don't need them. Name the arguments and be explicit. Remember the "Zen of Python", "Explicit is better than implicit."  OK, generally, fix the docstrings to conform to Sphinx standards. This should be documented somewhere in the developers guide.
 line 673,
_maxima_init_evaled_()
doesn't have doctests.  line 678  ,
_clenshaw_method_()
 docstring is not indented properly.
 It would be better to put the recursion formula in the docstring.
 line 790
_clenshaw_method_()
doesn't have doctests.  There is something wrong with the
_maxima_init_evaled_()
on line 821. Are you sure this function shouldn't just return a string to be run in maxima? How do we know that doctest actually calls this function? In any case, the right way to convert a maxima object to sage is to run.sage()
on it. Never usesage_eval()
on a string in the Sage library.  Calls to mpmath should be able to use the precision directly from the type of the argument now. Are you sure all this is necessary:
try: step_parent = kwds['parent'] except KeyError: step_parent = parent(args[1]) try: precision = step_parent.prec() except AttributeError: precision = RR.prec()
See #9566.  line 924, change the error message to something more professional. "Derivative w.r.t. to the index is not supported, yet, and perhaps never will be..." is not acceptable. "Derivatives with respect to the index is not supported." would be enough.
 Document the derivative formula in the docstring, using proper math notation
 What needs to be discussed from the comments on line 968974?
 Same for lines 10581060?
 no doctests for
_clenshaw_method_()
on line 1156.  no doctests for
_maxima_init_evaled_()
on line 1189.
I give up at this point. It seems that there are similar issues in the rest of the file as well.
After you clean up the code according to the comments above, perhaps a native English speaker like KarlDieter or Minh can help with the documentation.
Thanks again for all your work.
comment:33 Changed 10 years ago by
 Cc kcrisman added
comment:34 Changed 8 years ago by
 Milestone changed from sage5.11 to sage5.12
comment:35 Changed 8 years ago by
Hi!
I will now retry to build the new orthogonal polynomials. The last time I ran out of time due to my phd studies/theses this time i will split the changes up into several patches. So it will be easier to apply the changes step by step, and the review process gets simpler.
Hope this time everything will work out!
comment:36 Changed 8 years ago by
 Status changed from needs_work to needs_review
comment:37 Changed 8 years ago by
 Description modified (diff)
Here is a review patch which does a bunch of documentation formatting tweaks. There are probably one or two other things that will need to be addressed, but I'd like to get the ball rolling on this again (and I need some sleep right now).
Best,
Travis
For patchbot:
Apply: trac_9706_chebyshev.patch, trac_9706reviewts.patch
comment:38 Changed 8 years ago by
 Summary changed from New Version of orthogonal Polynomials to New Version of orthogonal Polynomials (Part I: Base Class and Chebyshev Polynomials)
Thanks for reviewing. It would be great if the new Chebyshev Polynomials could be added. If this ticket is done I will open the next issue and start working on the Legendre Polynomials
comment:39 Changed 8 years ago by
Okay, I've done a few other tweaks and I'd okay with it. If you're happy with my changes, then go ahead and set this to positive review.
For patchbot:
Apply: trac_9706_chebyshev.patch, trac_9706reviewts.patch
comment:40 Changed 8 years ago by
 Reviewers changed from Burcin Erocal to Burcin Erocal, Travis Scrimshaw
 Status changed from needs_review to positive_review
Thanks for your hard work in correcting all those small mistakes!
I'm very happy, that finally the new ortho polys are going into sage!
comment:41 Changed 8 years ago by
 Reviewers changed from Burcin Erocal, Travis Scrimshaw to Burcin Erocal, Travis Scrimshaw, Stefan Reiterer
I'm elevating Travis to an author because these are quite substantial review changes  thanks for being so meticulous on the formatting etc!
I'd love one final check from either of you. There are a lot of imports added; I think most should be okay but the Maximarelated ones scare me, so if you can just check that startup time hasn't budged more than a couple milliseconds, that would be helpful. I don't think this should import numpy, at least!
comment:42 followup: ↓ 68 Changed 8 years ago by
Sorry to spoil the party, but this is a regression:
sage: K.<a> = NumberField(x^3x1) sage: chebyshev_T(10^3,a)  TypeError Traceback (most recent call last) <ipythoninput17aa97c56dd147> in <module>() > 1 chebyshev_T(Integer(10)**Integer(3),a) /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/symbolic/function.so in sage.symbolic.function.BuiltinFunction.__call__ (sage/symbolic/function.cpp:8126)() /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/symbolic/function.so in sage.symbolic.function.Function.__call__ (sage/symbolic/function.cpp:5279)() TypeError: cannot coerce arguments: no canonical coercion from Number Field in a with defining polynomial x^3  x  1 to Symbolic Ring
(and yes: Chebyshev polynomials are important in number theory)
comment:43 Changed 8 years ago by
 Status changed from positive_review to needs_work
comment:44 Changed 8 years ago by
I would also like to point out that PARI is faster at evaluating Chebyshev polynomials:
sage: timeit('''chebyshev_T(10^5,2)''') 5 loops, best of 3: 270 ms per loop sage: timeit('''pari('polchebyshev (10^5,1,2)')''') 625 loops, best of 3: 447 µs per loop
sage: timeit('''chebyshev_T(10^5, Mod(2,1009))''') 5 loops, best of 3: 208 ms per loop sage: timeit('''pari('polchebyshev(10^5, 1, Mod(2,1009))')''') 625 loops, best of 3: 11.5 µs per loop
We should definately use PARI to evaluate Chebyshev polynomials for certain types of input.
comment:45 Changed 8 years ago by
Another regression:
sage: parent(chebyshev_T(10^2, RIF(2))) Real Field with 53 bits of precision
comment:46 Changed 8 years ago by
The "Clenshaw method" uses a very naive method of evaluating the recursion which needs O(n)
steps, while there is a much faster method (which compute T_2n
and U_2n
in function of T_n
and U_n
) which only needs O(log(n))
steps.
Even this is totally feasible:
sage: timeit('''pari('polchebyshev(10^10, 1, Mod(2,1009))')''') 625 loops, best of 3: 16.3 µs per loop
comment:47 Changed 8 years ago by
This is also bad:
sage: R.<x> = QQ[] sage: parent(chebyshev_T(5, x)) Symbolic Ring
comment:48 Changed 8 years ago by
Another suggestion: why not make the base class more general and call it SymbolicPolynomial
? I think that's a more natural class of functions, which could (in the future) also include cyclotomic polynomials for example.
comment:49 Changed 8 years ago by
I propose the logic for evaluating chebyshev_T(n, x)
should be:
 if
x
is symbolic, then use the method of the current patch.  if
x
is not symbolic, try evaluation using PARI.  if conversion to PARI fails (for example for
RIF
), use an efficientO(log(n))
recursion algorithm.
comment:50 followup: ↓ 51 Changed 8 years ago by
Jeroen: do you know a reference for the recursion pari uses?
comment:51 in reply to: ↑ 50 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to fredrik.johansson:
Jeroen: do you know a reference for the recursion pari uses?
No, but it's pretty straightforward (think doubling formulas for cos
and sin
).
comment:52 followup: ↓ 53 Changed 8 years ago by
Thank you all for the input! I think it is still a good idea that I only implement chebychev polys for now, since there are a lot of improvements out there.
@jdemeyer
@Bugs I will look into this. And yes I'm aware that Chebyshev Polynomials are important to number theory since there are quite interesting generalizations on general fields.
@Clenshaw: PARI is a good hint, I will look into this. And I already think I know how to generalize the clenshaw method, to get O(log N). The reason for this quite naive choice, was that the method can be applied to all ortho polys. Nevertheless I will adapt it on Chebychev Polys since there are more possibilities since we can use trigonometric formulas. I think the benefit of implementing it directly in sage is that there is less trouble if one wants to use more general data types, since there are no type casts. I will try to find an optimal way for this. (Maybe an additional switch)
@SymbolicPolynomial?: I don't think this is a good idea because ortho polys are quite special even among the polynomials. But If you really would like to have a SymbolicPolynomial? class I would propose to introduce the SymbolicPolynomial? class, and derive the OrthogonalPolynomials? from that class. I make the following suggestion: I will finish the OrthogonalPolynomials? with the current design. And then open an new ticket where we discuss the design of a general polynomial parent class. Fortunately, such design changes are very easy to implement in Python, and I don't see any big problem in introducing an intermediate class. But if you want to introduce such a class there are some major decisions to make: Where do we put this class? (such a general class should not belong to orthogonoal_polys.py ) What should all SymbolicPolynomials? have in common? What should they have concerning other general polynomials?
But it would be really good to add the ortho polys, and I really want to finish this task.
comment:53 in reply to: ↑ 52 ; followup: ↓ 54 Changed 8 years ago by
SymbolicPolynomial
: I don't think this is a good idea because ortho polys are quite special even among the polynomials.
What's special about orthogonal polynomials from a computer algebra point of view? I can tell you that "symbolic polynomials" are special because you generally want to be able to evaluate them for any ring element (as opposed to other symbolic functions, which often only make sense in real or complex fields).
I make the following suggestion: I will finish the OrthogonalPolynomials? with the current design.
Sure...
comment:54 in reply to: ↑ 53 ; followup: ↓ 56 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to jdemeyer:
SymbolicPolynomial
: I don't think this is a good idea because ortho polys are quite special even among the polynomials.What's special about orthogonal polynomials from a computer algebra point of view? I can tell you that "symbolic polynomials" are special because you generally want to be able to evaluate them for any ring element (as opposed to other symbolic functions, which often only make sense in real or complex fields).
It makes a difference in an OODesign point of view, because you can apply a whole bunch of evaluation techniques and tricks due to the three term recursion (e.g. clenshaw method or the eval_numpy method are not needed for symbolic polynomials, since there are no methods for that). Thats the reason why I suggested to derive them from a base class on top to avoid redundant methods. That would be a clean solution. And I'm already thinking on some features, which I want to implement in future version, which are very specific to ortho polys. And if you want to introduce such a general class, you should not put it into orthogonal_polys.py, but somewhere else, were it fits better into the class hierarchy.
Please don't get me wrong, I'm not stating, that I think it is a bad idea to introduce such an abstract base class, but If you want a clean OO Design, it is not done by a simple renaming.
comment:55 followup: ↓ 57 Changed 8 years ago by
Evaluating chebyshev_T(n,x)
can be done as
(Matrix(2,2,[x,x^21,1,x])^n)[0,0]
While chebyshev_U(n1,x)
equals
(Matrix(2,2,[x,x^21,1,x])^n)[1,0]
These can be evaluated with O(log(n))
operations.
comment:56 in reply to: ↑ 54 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to maldun:
And I'm already thinking on some features, which I want to implement in future version, which are very specific to ortho polys.
That alone is a very good to keep the OrthogonalPolynomial
class.
comment:57 in reply to: ↑ 55 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to jdemeyer:
Evaluating
chebyshev_T(n,x)
can be done as(Matrix(2,2,[x,x^21,1,x])^n)[0,0]While
chebyshev_U(n1,x)
equals(Matrix(2,2,[x,x^21,1,x])^n)[1,0]These can be evaluated with
O(log(n))
operations.
Thanks for the hint. I have also an own idea to implement this optimal with respect to the flop count. I will compare both methods and use the faster one.
comment:58 Changed 8 years ago by
This should be a ValueError
:
sage: chebyshev_T(1/2,0)  NameError Traceback (most recent call last) <ipythoninput7830f13ad2f0d> in <module>() > 1 chebyshev_T(Integer(1)/Integer(2),Integer(0)) /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/symbolic/function.so in sage.symbolic.function.BuiltinFunction.__call__ (sage/symbolic/function.cpp:8126)() /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/symbolic/function.so in sage.symbolic.function.Function.__call__ (sage/symbolic/function.cpp:5531)() /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/functions/orthogonal_polys.pyc in _eval_(self, *args) 489 if not is_Expression(args[1]): 490 try: > 491 return self._evalf_(*args) 492 except AttributeError: 493 pass /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/functions/orthogonal_polys.pyc in _evalf_(self, *args, **kwds) 606 precision = step_parent.prec() 607 except AttributeError: > 608 precision = RR.prec() 609 610 from sage.libs.mpmath.all import call as mpcall NameError: global name 'RR' is not defined
comment:59 Changed 8 years ago by
This should be ArithmeticError
(I guess), since deriving w.r.t. the index simply isn't defined:
sage: var('n,x') (n, x) sage: chebyshev_T(n,x).diff(n)  NotImplementedError Traceback (most recent call last) <ipythoninput14a23f5209eb49> in <module>() > 1 chebyshev_T(n,x).diff(n) /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/symbolic/expression.so in sage.symbolic.expression.Expression.derivative (sage/symbolic/expression.cpp:16561)() /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/misc/derivative.so in sage.misc.derivative.multi_derivative (sage/misc/derivative.c:2715)() /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/symbolic/expression.so in sage.symbolic.expression.Expression._derivative (sage/symbolic/expression.cpp:16951)() /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/functions/orthogonal_polys.pyc in _derivative_(self, *args, **kwds) 714 diff_param = kwds['diff_param'] 715 if diff_param == 0: > 716 raise NotImplementedError("derivative w.r.t. to the index is not supported yet") 717 718 return args[0]*chebyshev_U(args[0]1,args[1]) NotImplementedError: derivative w.r.t. to the index is not supported yet
Also: doctest your exceptions.
comment:60 Changed 8 years ago by
I personally like to define chebyshev_T(n,x) = chebyshev_T(n,x)
and chebyshev_U(n,x) = chebyshev_U(n2,x)
. This makes sense from a numbertheoretic point of view and is also consistent with chebyshev_T(n,cos(x)) = cos(n*x)
and chebyshev_U(n1,cos(x)) = sin(n*x)/sin(x)
.
comment:61 Changed 8 years ago by
For real/complex fields, you should use
chebyshev_T(n,x) = ((x+sqrt(x^21))^n + (xsqrt(x^21))^n)/2 chebyshev_U(n1,x) = ((x+sqrt(x^21))^n  (xsqrt(x^21))^n)/(2*sqrt(x^21))
comment:62 followup: ↓ 63 Changed 8 years ago by
The doubling recursion formulas should be better also for real/complex fields, I think: computing nth powers is basically the same amount of work, and it's best to avoid the square roots (especially for real x < 1).
comment:63 in reply to: ↑ 62 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to fredrik.johansson:
The doubling recursion formulas should be better also for real/complex fields, I think: computing nth powers is basically the same amount of work, and it's best to avoid the square roots (especially for real x < 1).
The matrix algorithm does seem more numerically stable (checked by using both algorithms inside RIF
). So it's easy then, if there is one algorithm which is obviously the best.
comment:64 Changed 8 years ago by
I found an interesting paper on this topic: http://www.mathematik.unikassel.de/~koepf/cheby.pdf
Maybe this could give some input to the discussion.
It states that for an expanded representation the approach I have initally chosen (series expansion) should be the best for the symbolic evaluation, since this is somehow that what the user expects from ohter CAS. However, the proposed recursive/symbolic method would be interesting too. (p16f), since it gives a more compact form for large n. Maybe a switch for n >= 100?
Considering rational numbers as input, the recursion formula works best, due to this paper. This should be considered too.
@Matrix Multiplication: It's also my favorite, but I will compare first.
comment:65 Changed 8 years ago by
Here is an implementation of the divideandconquer algorithm that doesn't require caching (it only makes one recursive call). It might look even nicer if one rewrites it in iterative form. I think it's also equivalent to the code in pari. It should be faster than matrix powering by a constant factor, just like the analogous Fibonacci number algorithms.
def chebyshev_t(n, x): # returns (T(n,x), T(n1,x)), or (T(n,x), _) if both=False def recur(n, x, both=False): if n == 0: return 1, x if n == 1: return x, 1 a, b = recur((n+1)//2, x, both or n % 2) if n % 2 == 0: return 2*a^2  1, both and 2*a*b  x else: return 2*a*b  x, both and 2*b^2  1 return recur(n, x, False)[0]
Come to think of it, it might even be useful to publicly expose a method that returns both T(n,x) and T(n1,x) simultaneously.
Similar code for U (using same algorithm as Pari):
def chebyshev_u(n, x): def recur(n, x, both=False): if n == 0: return 1, both and 2*x if n == 1: return 2*x, both and 4*x^21 a, b = recur((n1)//2, x, True) if n % 2 == 0: return (b+a)*(ba), both and 2*b*(x*ba) else: return 2*a*(bx*a), both and (b+a)*(ba) return recur(n, x, False)[0]
Edit: streamlined the code.
comment:66 Changed 8 years ago by
I think your recursive implementation is very good. If you try to implement it iteratively, you have to consider some cases (current in row even/odd and next in row even/odd), and the code gets quite ugly in my opinion. And I think Knuth is right. One should prefer readable code over over optimzed "faster" code...
comment:67 Changed 8 years ago by
this would be a functioning iterative algorithm:
def chebyshev_t(n,x): if n == 0: return 1 elif n == 1: return x elif n == 2: return 2*x**21 else: T_c = x T_p = 2*x**2 1 for k in range(floor(log(n,2)),0,1): T_p_old = T_p T_c_old = T_c if (n//2**(k1)) % 2 == 0: # next is even T_p = 2*T_p_old*T_c_old  x T_c = 2*T_c_old**2  1 elif (n//2**(k1)) % 2 == 1: # next is odd T_p = 2*T_p_old**2  1 T_c = 2*T_p_old*T_c_old  x # Cases for output if log(n  1,2) in ZZ or log(n2,2) in ZZ: return T_c elif n % 2 == 0: if n//2 % 2 == 0: return T_c else: return T_p elif n % 2 == 1: if n//2 % 2 == 0: return T_p else: return T_c
I made it shorter. What is preferable? recursive or iterative? Normaly iterative, but in this case it is longer due to the indices battles ...
Edit: I also measured time: recursive is faster, even if I do some optimization (e.g. xrange)
comment:68 in reply to: ↑ 42 ; followup: ↓ 69 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to jdemeyer:
Sorry to spoil the party, but this is a regression:
sage: K.<a> = NumberField(x^3x1) sage: chebyshev_T(10^3,a)  TypeError Traceback (most recent call last) <ipythoninput17aa97c56dd147> in <module>() > 1 chebyshev_T(Integer(10)**Integer(3),a) /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/symbolic/function.so in sage.symbolic.function.BuiltinFunction.__call__ (sage/symbolic/function.cpp:8126)() /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/symbolic/function.so in sage.symbolic.function.Function.__call__ (sage/symbolic/function.cpp:5279)() TypeError: cannot coerce arguments: no canonical coercion from Number Field in a with defining polynomial x^3  x  1 to Symbolic Ring(and yes: Chebyshev polynomials are important in number theory)
I had now a look on these regressions: The problem originates from the fact, tat the ortho polys are now symbolic functions instead of simple function call in maxima. the symbolic functions have a lot more mechanisms concerning type coercions.
The only way around this would be a hack to chatch this coercion troubles, e.g.
def __call__(self,n,x): try: super(Func_chebyshev_T,self).__call__(n,x) except TypeError: return self._clenshaw_method_(n,x)
would work for that problem and some others. But how to catch such things correctly? Use a try catch, or make several is_instance checks? This could get a quite long list on coercions...
comment:69 in reply to: ↑ 68 ; followup: ↓ 71 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to maldun:
would work for that problem and some others. But how to catch such things correctly?
I think there are only two cases: the "symbolic" case and the "algebraic" case. The latter means that we really consider the polynomial as a polynomial, not a symbolic function. In chebyshev(n,x)
, if either n
or x
is symbolic, we are in the symbolic case, otherwise we're in the algebraic case. In the algebraic case, the index n
must be a concrete integer and we use the iterative algorithm.
comment:70 followup: ↓ 74 Changed 8 years ago by
maldun: I don't like all the log's in your approach (I don't think you need them), but otherwise I'm happy with either the recursive or iterative approach.
comment:71 in reply to: ↑ 69 ; followup: ↓ 72 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to jdemeyer:
Replying to maldun:
would work for that problem and some others. But how to catch such things correctly?
I think there are only two cases: the "symbolic" case and the "algebraic" case. The latter means that we really consider the polynomial as a polynomial, not a symbolic function. In
chebyshev(n,x)
, if eithern
orx
is symbolic, we are in the symbolic case, otherwise we're in the algebraic case. In the algebraic case, the indexn
must be a concrete integer and we use the iterative algorithm.
Thank you for the input, that's a great idea!
Based on that I propose the following switch:
def __call__(self,n,x): if n in ZZ: # check if n is integer > consider polynomial as algebraic structure self._eval_(n,x) # Let eval methode decide which is best else: super(OrthogonalPolynomial,self).__call__(n,x)
comment:72 in reply to: ↑ 71 ; followup: ↓ 75 Changed 8 years ago by
I think that chebyshev_T(1/2, 2)
should raise a ValueError
(or can we make sense of this?). So, in your code there should really be 3 cases: integer, symbolic and "something else" which is always an error.
So, I would do something like
def __call__(self,n,x): if is_Expression(n): return super(OrthogonalPolynomial, self).__call__(n,x) # We consider the polynomial really as a polynomial, # not a symbolic expression. try: n = ZZ(n) except StandardError: raise ValueError("Index for symbolic polynomials must be an integer") return self._eval_polynomial(n, x)
comment:73 Changed 8 years ago by
 Description modified (diff)
comment:74 in reply to: ↑ 70 Changed 8 years ago by
 Description modified (diff)
Replying to jdemeyer:
maldun: I don't like all the log's in your approach (I don't think you need them), but otherwise I'm happy with either the recursive or iterative approach.
I removed the logs, it is much faster now, but still slower than the recursive implementation about a constant factor of 2 (which is not much considering that we are talking about µs, but still)
comment:75 in reply to: ↑ 72 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to jdemeyer:
I think that
chebyshev_T(1/2, 2)
should raise aValueError
(or can we make sense of this?). So, in your code there should really be 3 cases: integer, symbolic and "something else" which is always an error.So, I would do something like
def __call__(self,n,x): if is_Expression(n): return super(OrthogonalPolynomial, self).__call__(n,x) # We consider the polynomial really as a polynomial, # not a symbolic expression. try: n = ZZ(n) except StandardError: raise ValueError("Index for symbolic polynomials must be an integer") return self._eval_polynomial(n, x)
No there are several other cases to consider: You can also have complex and real input values if you consider a chebyshev polynomial as extension of the Hypergeometric function 1F2 like mpmath does: http://mpmath.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/doc/build/functions/orthogonal.html#chebyt That's the reason for the message in the _derive_ method, since it would be theoretically possible to differentiate a chebyshev polynomial with respect to the index.
So the way I proposed makes sense, since this could be important for symbolic computation purposes where hypergeometric functions play an important role (eg. Zeilberger algorithm), and of course for analytical considerations.
comment:76 Changed 8 years ago by
OK, I agree.
What remains to do:
 support negative indices
 add many doctests (essentially, all the examples I mentioned on this ticket should become doctests)
 for ease of reviewing, fold all the patches into one patch.
comment:77 Changed 8 years ago by
 Status changed from needs_work to needs_review
New patch attached. I incorporated all changes discussed.
@Pari I tried the evaluation with pari, but with Fredericks recursion, there is no gain in speed, due to the type checks beforehand. And the recursion in sage avoid type conversions.
comment:78 Changed 8 years ago by
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meldun: please adjust the "apply" section in the ticket description so it's clear which patch(es) should be applied.
comment:79 Changed 8 years ago by
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comment:81 Changed 8 years ago by
 Summary changed from New Version of orthogonal Polynomials (Part I: Base Class and Chebyshev Polynomials) to Symbolic Chebyshev polynomials
comment:82 Changed 8 years ago by
What's the advantage of the _clenshaw_method_
over the recursive method? I see no need for the two different implementations and suggest to remove _clenshaw_method_
.
comment:83 Changed 8 years ago by
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More doctests are needed, this still doesn't work:
sage: chebyshev_T(1/2, 0)  NameError Traceback (most recent call last) <ipythoninput2c142cc68c50b> in <module>() > 1 chebyshev_T(Integer(1)/Integer(2), Integer(0)) /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/functions/orthogonal_polys.pyc in __call__(self, n, x) 554 return self._eval_(n,x) # Let eval methode decide which is best 555 else: # Consider OrthogonalPolynomial as symbol > 556 return super(OrthogonalPolynomial,self).__call__(n,x) 557 558 /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/symbolic/function.so in sage.symbolic.function.BuiltinFunction.__call__ (sage/symbolic/function.cpp:8126)() /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/symbolic/function.so in sage.symbolic.function.Function.__call__ (sage/symbolic/function.cpp:5531)() /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/functions/orthogonal_polys.pyc in _eval_(self, *args) 493 if not is_Expression(args[1]): 494 try: > 495 return self._evalf_(*args) 496 except AttributeError: 497 pass /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/functions/orthogonal_polys.pyc in _evalf_(self, *args, **kwds) 641 precision = step_parent.prec() 642 except AttributeError: > 643 precision = RR.prec() 644 645 from sage.libs.mpmath.all import call as mpcall NameError: global name 'RR' is not defined
comment:84 Changed 8 years ago by
Why do we have __call__
and _eval_
given they do essentially the same thing? Please keep in mind 69 also in the _eval_()
function (I really don't understand why it needs to be so complicated).
This is also still broken:
sage: parent(chebyshev_T(4, RIF(5))) Real Field with 53 bits of precision
Please fix all issues that I mentioned and turn them into doctests.
comment:85 Changed 8 years ago by
For the REFERENCES
, see http://sagemath.org/doc/developer/conventions.html#docstringmarkupwithrestandsphinx for the right syntax.
comment:86 followup: ↓ 88 Changed 8 years ago by
@clenshaw_method: there is a difference. clenshaw method also applies a direct formula for small n and calls the recursive method else. The difference is that the recursive evaluation does not give an expanded representation of the polynomial, which is wanted for small n, because that was the standard till now and people expect this, especially if you are used to mathematica or maxima. Expanding huge expressions costs a lot of time, and this approach is much faster in that situation. Of course it is a matter of naming. But the reason why I have 2 methods, is to avoid too long code segments, and splitting them apart is better for readability. It also is important concerning other orthogonal polynomials.
@call & _eval_ : This convention is part of the BuiltinFunction? structure. call does all the stuff like coercions, transforming into a symbolic expression (e.g. if n is a symbolic value don't return a polynomial but hold the closed form.) _eval cares about evaluating the polynomial (e.g return a number if x is a number etc.) Look into the symbolic.function module for more details And eval is so complicated because there are several cases to consider: correct evaluation of symbolic expressions, numerical expressions and numpy arrays etc. This is also part of the BuiltinFunction? structure. And you also have to keep in mind that this method should work for all ortho polys.
@bugs Sorry, during the patch merging process I had forgotten to apply a patch, which I'm now missing, since I work on different machines ... I will correct this tomorrow. It's annoying since I already had fixed it ...
comment:87 Changed 8 years ago by
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Ok I incorporated the bugfixes and doctests again ...
there are still some minor changes (formatting and new doctests) todo. Please let me know if you find more bugs.
comment:88 in reply to: ↑ 86 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to maldun:
@clenshaw_method: there is a difference. clenshaw method also applies a direct formula for small n and calls the recursive method else. The difference is that the recursive evaluation does not give an expanded representation of the polynomial, which is wanted for small n
OK, fine. But for simplicity, you could simply call _cheb_recur_(...).expand()
instead which would achieve the same thing without an additional method.
_eval cares about evaluating the polynomial (e.g return a number if x is a number etc.) Look into the symbolic.function module for more details And eval is so complicated because there are several cases to consider: correct evaluation of symbolic expressions, numerical expressions and numpy arrays etc.
If you really think the complexity is justified (I have a hard time believing that), you should add comments in the code to describe the various cases, because I'm having a hard time understanding the logic. A comment like # A faster check would be nice...
doesn't mean much to me because I don't understand what you're trying to do.
comment:89 Changed 8 years ago by
I think mpmath
should only be used for the "pure" RealField()
and ComplexField()
and RDF
and CDF
, nothing else.
This is bad:
sage: chebyshev_T(5,Qp(3)(2)) ... TypeError: unable to coerce to a ComplexNumber: <type 'sage.rings.padics.padic_capped_relative_element.pAdicCappedRelativeElement'>
and the way you use RIF
is also kind of stupid since the computation should really be done using the recursive formula.
comment:90 Changed 8 years ago by
Also, you should never simply print
stuff. Either delete those prints or use a Python warning.
sage: chebyshev_T(10^6,RealField(256)(2)) Warning: mpmath returns NoConvergence! Switching to clenshaw_method, but it may not be stable! 1.764019427245793968639371137094247875315949668035854027376792158135922267593e571947
The message is also misleading, since for some inputs it retries mpmath
anyway:
sage: chebyshev_T(100001/2, 2)  NoConvergence Traceback (most recent call last) <ipythoninput349c95a5ff4276> in <module>() > 1 chebyshev_T(Integer(100001)/Integer(2), Integer(2)) /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/functions/ort 557 return self._eval_(n,x) # Let eval methode decide which is best 558 else: # Consider OrthogonalPolynomial as symbol > 559 return super(OrthogonalPolynomial,self).__call__(n,x) 560 561 /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/symbolic/function.so in sage.symbolic.function.BuiltinFp:8126)() /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/symbolic/function.so in sage.symbolic.function.Function() /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/functions/orth 496 if not is_Expression(args[1]): 497 try: > 498 return self._evalf_(*args) 499 except AttributeError: 500 pass /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/functions/orthogonal_polys.pyc in _evalf_(self, *args, 651 from sage.libs.mpmath.all import chebyt as mpchebyt 652 > 653 return mpcall(mpchebyt,args[0],args[1],prec = precision) 654 655 def _maxima_init_evaled_(self, *args): /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/libs/mpmath/utils.so in sage.libs.mpmath.utils.call (sage/libs/ /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/libs/mpmath/ext_main.so in sage.libs.mpmath.ext_main.wrapped_specfun.__call__ (sage/lit_main.c:17447)() /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/mpmath/functions/orthogonal.pyc in chebyt(ctx, n, x, **kwarg 444 if (not x) and ctx.isint(n) and int(ctx._re(n)) % 2 == 1: 445 return x * 0 > 446 return ctx.hyp2f1(n,n,(1,2),(1x)/2, **kwargs) 447 448 @defun_wrapped /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/mpmath/functions/hypergeometric.pyc in hyp2f1(ctx, a, b, c, z, **kwargs) 248 @defun 249 def hyp2f1(ctx,a,b,c,z,**kwargs): > 250 return ctx.hyper([a,b],[c],z,**kwargs) 251 252 @defun /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/mpmath/functions/hypergeometric.pyc in hyper(ctx, a_s, b_s, z, **kwargs) 223 elif q == 0: return ctx._hyp1f0(a_s[0][0], z) 224 elif p == 2: > 225 if q == 1: return ctx._hyp2f1(a_s, b_s, z, **kwargs) 226 elif q == 2: return ctx._hyp2f2(a_s, b_s, z, **kwargs) 227 elif q == 3: return ctx._hyp2f3(a_s, b_s, z, **kwargs) /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/mpmath/functions/hypergeometric.pyc in _hyp2f1(ctx, a_s, b_s, z, **kwargs) 442 if absz <= 0.8 or (ctx.isint(a) and a <= 0 and a >= 1000) or \ 443 (ctx.isint(b) and b <= 0 and b >= 1000): > 444 return ctx.hypsum(2, 1, (atype, btype, ctype), [a, b, c], z, **kwargs) 445 446 orig = ctx.prec /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/mpmath/ctx_mp.pyc in hypsum(ctx, p, q, flags, coeffs, z, accurate_small, **kwargs) 640 mag_dict = {} 641 zv, have_complex, magnitude = summator(coeffs, v, prec, wp, \ > 642 epsshift, mag_dict, **kwargs) 643 cancel = magnitude 644 jumps_resolved = True /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/mpmath/libmp/libhyper.pyc in _hypsum(coeffs, z, prec, wp, epsshift, magnitude_check, **kwargs) 319 def _hypsum(coeffs, z, prec, wp, epsshift, magnitude_check, **kwargs): 320 return hypsum_internal(p, q, param_types, ztype, coeffs, z, > 321 prec, wp, epsshift, magnitude_check, kwargs) 322 323 return "(none)", _hypsum /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/libs/mpmath/ext_main.so in sage.libs.mpmath.ext_main.hypsum_internal (sage/libs/mpmath/ext_main.c:24850)() /usr/local/src/sage5.13.beta1/local/lib/python2.7/sitepackages/sage/libs/mpmath/ext_impl.so in sage.libs.mpmath.ext_impl.MPF_hypsum (sage/libs/mpmath/ext_impl.c:20614)() NoConvergence: Hypergeometric series converges too slowly. Try increasing maxterms.
comment:91 Changed 8 years ago by
Don't forget to fix the REFERENCES
.
comment:92 Changed 8 years ago by
sage: chebyshev_U(1, Mod(2,5)) ... RuntimeError: maximum recursion depth exceeded
comment:93 followup: ↓ 96 Changed 8 years ago by
This is totally meaningless (this should be a ValueError
):
sage: chebyshev_U(1.5, Mod(8,9)) 63.8753125671848
comment:94 Changed 8 years ago by
mpmath
is slower than _cheb_recur_()
, so I think mpmath
should be only used in cases where the index is not an integer.
Perhaps the _eval_
logic should be
n
inZZ
=> use recursion. Ifx
is symbolic andabs(n) <= 50
,expand()
the resultn
orx
symbolic => use symbolic evaluationn
andx
real/complex => usempmath
 anything else =>
raise ValueError
comment:95 followup: ↓ 97 Changed 8 years ago by
One should be able to convert to maxima (otherwise, what's the point of introducing symbolic Chebyshev polynomials):
sage: var('n,x') (n, x) sage: maxima( chebyshev_T(n, cos(x)) ) ... TypeError: unable to convert x (=n) to an integer
comment:96 in reply to: ↑ 93 ; followup: ↓ 99 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to jdemeyer:
This is totally meaningless (this should be a
ValueError
):sage: chebyshev_U(1.5, Mod(8,9)) 63.8753125671848
Indeed, but it's not my fault. It appears, that the BuiltinFunction? calls the _eval_numpy_ method. E.g.
sage: csc(Mod(8,9)) 1.01075621840010
makes no sense either but works. Maybe we should open a ticket on this?
I have worked out now a new patch, where _eval_ returns None, like expected, but still returns this numerical value. But it should be patched in the Symbolic function classes and not here.
comment:97 in reply to: ↑ 95 ; followup: ↓ 98 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to jdemeyer:
One should be able to convert to maxima (otherwise, what's the point of introducing symbolic Chebyshev polynomials):
sage: var('n,x') (n, x) sage: maxima( chebyshev_T(n, cos(x)) ) ... TypeError: unable to convert x (=n) to an integer
One of the reasons I started this rewriting buisness, was the fact, that Maxima is very limited in respect to Orthogonal polynomials. And if we consider advanced use for symbolic methods like 'Creative Telescoping' it makes perfect sense to allow a non Maxima conform representation, since Sage symbolic capabilities don't relie on Maxima allone.
comment:98 in reply to: ↑ 97 ; followup: ↓ 100 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to maldun:
One of the reasons I started this rewriting buisness, was the fact, that Maxima is very limited in respect to Orthogonal polynomials. And if we consider advanced use for symbolic methods like 'Creative Telescoping' it makes perfect sense to allow a non Maxima conform representation, since Sage symbolic capabilities don't relie on Maxima allone.
This looks like a poor excuse to me, since Maxima can deal with Chebyshev polynomials just fine. The following works:
sage: maxima('chebysheb_t(n,x)')
The fact that the conversion to Maxima doesn't work is a fault of your patch, don't blame Maxima for that.
comment:99 in reply to: ↑ 96 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to maldun:
sage: csc(Mod(8,9)) 1.01075621840010makes no sense either but works. Maybe we should open a ticket on this?
I agree, this is a problem.
comment:100 in reply to: ↑ 98 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to jdemeyer:
Replying to maldun:
One of the reasons I started this rewriting buisness, was the fact, that Maxima is very limited in respect to Orthogonal polynomials. And if we consider advanced use for symbolic methods like 'Creative Telescoping' it makes perfect sense to allow a non Maxima conform representation, since Sage symbolic capabilities don't relie on Maxima allone.
This looks like a poor excuse to me, since Maxima can deal with Chebyshev polynomials just fine. The following works:
sage: maxima('chebysheb_t(n,x)')The fact that the conversion to Maxima doesn't work is a fault of your patch, don't blame Maxima for that.
I'm not blaming maxima, but this never worked on the main branch in the first place:
maxima( chebyshev_T(n, cos(x)) ) ... TypeError: unable to convert x (=n) to an integer
so I did not break anything ...
You can argue that this is an open improvement, but it's definitely no regression. Nevertheless it will be corrected in the next patch.
comment:101 Changed 8 years ago by
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I incorporated now the things you wished for, except things for ducumentation. I also added many new doctests.
I also cleaned up the evaluation methods.
comment:102 Changed 8 years ago by
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 Status changed from needs_work to needs_review
added changes in docu.
Still one bug to fix
comment:103 Changed 8 years ago by
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comment:104 Changed 8 years ago by
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 Status changed from needs_work to needs_review
Finally fixed the chebyshev_U(1,...) issue
comment:105 Changed 8 years ago by
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comment:106 Changed 8 years ago by
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 Reviewers changed from Burcin Erocal, Travis Scrimshaw, Stefan Reiterer to Burcin Erocal, Travis Scrimshaw, Stefan Reiterer, Jeroen Demeyer
comment:107 Changed 8 years ago by
Working on reviewer patch...
comment:108 Changed 8 years ago by
 Dependencies set to #864, #9640, #10018, #11868, #15422
 Description modified (diff)
 Priority changed from minor to major
comment:109 followup: ↓ 110 Changed 8 years ago by
Review patch, mainly simplifies the code: less special cases and use actual arguments instead of args
and kwds
. Also add some more doctests.
comment:110 in reply to: ↑ 109 ; followup: ↓ 111 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to jdemeyer:
Review patch, mainly simplifies the code: less special cases and use actual arguments instead of
args
andkwds
. Also add some more doctests.
Is it really a good idea to replace *args and kwds in the OrthogonalPolynomial? class?
Since not all ortho polys only have 2 arguments, e.g. Gegenbauer polynomials http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gegenbauer_polynomials which have an additional parameter alpha It makes perfect sense for the chebyshev polys though
I know that the base class looks strange from the point of the Chebyshev polys, but there is some reasoning behind this =)
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comment:111 in reply to: ↑ 110 ; followup: ↓ 112 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to maldun:
Is it really a good idea to replace *args and kwds in the OrthogonalPolynomial? class?
Since not all ortho polys only have 2 arguments, e.g. Gegenbauer polynomials http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gegenbauer_polynomials which have an additional parameter alpha It makes perfect sense for the chebyshev polys though
Ok, it's always difficult to design an interface for something you don't have an implementation for, but I made the change such that the Gegenbauer polynomials should (in theory) work.
comment:112 in reply to: ↑ 111 ; followups: ↓ 113 ↓ 114 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to jdemeyer:
Replying to maldun:
Is it really a good idea to replace *args and kwds in the OrthogonalPolynomial? class?
Since not all ortho polys only have 2 arguments, e.g. Gegenbauer polynomials http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gegenbauer_polynomials which have an additional parameter alpha It makes perfect sense for the chebyshev polys though
Ok, it's always difficult to design an interface for something you don't have an implementation for, but I made the change such that the Gegenbauer polynomials should (in theory) work.
Maybe you should have a short look ino this patch: http://trac.sagemath.org/attachment/ticket/9706/trac_9706_orthogonal_polys.patch it contains already prototypes of the most ortho polys.
I have some remarks concerning your patch:
sage: chebyshev_T(n,Mod(0,8)) 1/2*(1)^(1/2*n)*((1)^n + 1)
but this makes no sense since 1/2 is not defined in Mod(8). This was the reason for the 0 in CC check at this point.
You evaluate numerical expressions for n in NN with recursion. this is favorable for chebyshev polynomials, but not for all ortho polys you can evaluate numeric values in O(log n). You have already problems with the legendre polynomials, since the coefficients depend on n, and the recursion is not stable. Thus other evaluation methods should be used. Thats the reason why _evalf_ with mpmath should come first. In case of chebyshev I catched this with an explicit call of the recursion in _evalf_.
The _old_maxima_ method is used for some oddballs, where the only useful implementation is in maxima, and for some special cases. So removing is probably not a good idea.
The reason why negative values are checked in special values, is that in later versions, or for other polys non integral negative values can be treated analogously, as in the case of their algebraic counterpart. E.g negative legendre polynomials would return associated legendre functions, but have no algebraic sense.
Another reason to allow the special values check for non symbolic input, is that e.g. (1)^{100000000 is evaluated faster, than applying the recursion, or other special points. I use this feature sometimes to evaluate certain polynomials at the end points of an intervall e.g. [1,1] }
Question: Since the Legendre Polynomials already conflicts with the design in the ortho poly class, should we add legendre_P too, to get a better overview, what actually should be kept in the orthogonal poly class? then we could also add more reasonable doctests, to understand the evaluation methods better.
I have to admit, that about 3 years have passed since I wrote the initial version, and I'm not remembering why I took some design desicisions back then, but slowly my memories are coming back.
comment:113 in reply to: ↑ 112 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to maldun:
Question: Since the Legendre Polynomials already conflicts with the design in the ortho poly class, should we add legendre_P too, to get a better overview, what actually should be kept in the orthogonal poly class?
Absolutely not. The patch is already big enough now.
comment:114 in reply to: ↑ 112 ; followup: ↓ 115 Changed 8 years ago by
If the various orthogonal polynomials are so different, then perhaps the simple answer is that we shouldn't try to force a generic _eval_
which will work for all orthogonal polynomials.
We could have a common superclass for both kinds of Chebyshev polynomials and implement _eval_()
there. For Legendre polynomials, we could implement a different _eval_()
. That would be a much simpler solution than making an overly complicated generic _eval_()
.
comment:115 in reply to: ↑ 114 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to jdemeyer:
If the various orthogonal polynomials are so different, then perhaps the simple answer is that we shouldn't try to force a generic
_eval_
which will work for all orthogonal polynomials.We could have a common superclass for both kinds of Chebyshev polynomials and implement
_eval_()
there. For Legendre polynomials, we could implement a different_eval_()
. That would be a much simpler solution than making an overly complicated generic_eval_()
.
I think this would be a good course of action, and that we should put other orthogonal polynomials in other tickets. However, I think it might be worthwhile to at least diagram/pseudocode the overall class structure we want at the end of the day. Currently I believe the proposal is something like:
* Orthogonal polynomials * Chebyshev polynomials  general _evel_(x, n) method * Chebyshev T  specific code (ex. _evalf_() method), recursions, ... * Chebyshev U  specific code (ex. _evalf_() method), recursions, ... * Legendre polynomials  general _evel_(x, n) method * Legendre P * Legendre Q * Gegenbauer polynomials  an _evel_(x, n, alpha) method
Hopefully my notation is clear
comment:116 Changed 8 years ago by
Something like that looks right indeed. maldun: what do you think?
Perhaps the only code so far that could be truly generic is the __call__
method.
comment:117 Changed 8 years ago by
Something like that looks right indeed. maldun: what do you think?
Perhaps the only code so far that could be truly generic is the __call__
method.
comment:118 Changed 8 years ago by
after some thinking, I guess you are right. A General OrthogonalPolynomial? is sophisticated, but it needs too much tweaking, and too much exception cathing, which makes the code unsafe.
@ call : I'm not even sure about that, since we check for negative integers, but some ortho polys get only an analytical expression with non negative integers, and no algebraic meaning.
I propose the following
 OrthogonalPolynomial?: Naming Conventions and init method
 ChebyshevPolynomial?: base Class for Cheby_t and Cheby_u (Current Orthogonal Polynomials)
 LegendrePolynomials?
.... etc.
comment:119 Changed 8 years ago by
 Description modified (diff)
I added an intermediate class between OrthogonalPolynomials? and the Chebyshev polynomals namely ChebyshevPolynomial?.
Any comments on that?
comment:120 Changed 8 years ago by
Sorry for lagging behind on reviewing this, but I think the class structure is good. I'll write a small review patch tomorrow afternoon (in the US Pacific timezone) on a few tweaks (and pet peeves of mine).
comment:121 Changed 8 years ago by
I am currently working on finishing the Sage 5.13 release, so I don't feel like reviewing this now.
comment:122 Changed 8 years ago by
 Description modified (diff)
Okay, I've made the tweaks I wanted to. So it's a positive review from me, and someone will just need to review my changes.
comment:123 followup: ↓ 124 Changed 8 years ago by
 Status changed from needs_review to positive_review
Okay thanks. I set it on positive review then. And good idea to replace the old % format string operator, since it will be deprecated in Python 3 (although I will miss it ...)
comment:124 in reply to: ↑ 123 Changed 8 years ago by
Replying to maldun:
And good idea to replace the old % format string operator, since it will be deprecated in Python 3
This has been a rumour that didn't pan out. I don't think a time line has been set towards actual deprecation of %. The possibility of deprecation is mentioned in http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep3101/ but it's careful to argue that deprecation is not required at all. At some point it was planned to deprecate % in 3.0 and remove it in 3.1 but that hasn't happened. I suspect it's so ingrained by now that deprecation and removal is impractical.
comment:125 Changed 8 years ago by
Travis: are you sure you applied the dependency #15422? I am suspicious because you added
 (2^7 + O(2^8))*t^5 + (O(2^8))*t^4 + (2^6 + O(2^8))*t^3 + (O(2^8))*t^2 + (1 + 2^6 + O(2^8))*t + (O(2^8)) + (2^7 + O(2^8))*t^5 + (2^6 + O(2^8))*t^3 + (1 + 2^6 + O(2^8))*t
which seems to be a doctest failure.
comment:126 Changed 8 years ago by
I also don't agree with all changes of
if condition: return A else: return B
to
if condition: return A return B
but I guess that's one of your pet peeves.
I personally prefer
if condition: return A else: return B
if there are clearly two cases and the code might as well have been written as
if not condition: return B else: return A
So I personally would keep the if/else
structure for the if n % 2 == 0
test. And for the n >= 0
test, I would say that
if n < 0: return B return A
would be a lot better that what you did:
if n >= 0: return A return B
The first feels much better to me because you put the normal case outside the if
block and the special cases if n == 0
and if n < 0
would be inside if
s.
(Of course these are all personal preferences, I'm not asking you to change this, maybe just think about it.)
comment:127 Changed 8 years ago by
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comment:128 Changed 8 years ago by
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I had missed the #15422 dependency. Fixed.
As for the if/else
, I've seen (sometimes long) else
blocks that constitute the normal cases and I try to be uniform about it. Plus with the extra indents, I sometimes have difficulties knowing what the correct indent level should be (although not in this case). I do agree that the cases should be swapped  I had only removed the else:
. I added back in the else
blocks for the if n % 2 == 0
.
comment:129 Changed 8 years ago by
 Status changed from needs_review to positive_review
comment:130 Changed 8 years ago by
First stage done. Next step: Legendre Polys.
I will keep up the new design + incorporate more doc tests next time. I guess it is important to look at the algebraic aspects too concerning doc tests.
Thank all reviewers for their hard work and the good input!
comment:131 Changed 8 years ago by
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New commits:
bb227b6  #9706: review patch.

51fcd6b  trac 9706: Propose new class structure

4677a15  Symbolic Chebyshev polynomials: reviewer patch

75d1e43  trac 9706: Collective patch. Bugfixes, extensions, optimizations, documentation, doctests for chebyshev_T, chebyshev_U and base class for ortho polys

comment:132 Changed 8 years ago by
 Resolution set to fixed
 Status changed from positive_review to closed
A new version of the orthogonal_polys.py file.