#9835 closed defect (fixed)
Make desolve more informative when solving BVP
Reported by: | robert.marik | Owned by: | mhampton |
---|---|---|---|
Priority: | minor | Milestone: | sage-4.6 |
Component: | calculus | Keywords: | |
Cc: | mhampton | Merged in: | sage-4.6.alpha2 |
Authors: | Robert Mařík | Reviewers: | Karl-Dieter Crisman, Burcin Erocal, Marshall Hampton |
Report Upstream: | N/A | Work issues: | |
Branch: | Commit: | ||
Dependencies: | Stopgaps: |
Description (last modified by )
From Sage Bugreports : confusing error message
Traceback (click to the left of this block for traceback) ... UnboundLocalError: local variable 'maxima_method' referenced before assignment
when trying
epsilon = 1e-2; vars = var('x'); y = function('y',x); de = epsilon*diff(y,x,2)+y*(1-y^2)==0; soln = desolve(de,y,[0,-1,1,1]);
Explanation: Currently Sage allows to use BVP only if the result is symbolic expression. In this case the result is list of two expresions and Sage fails, as mentioned very briefly in documentation of desolve. However, we could try to improve desolve or make the error message more informative.
Attachments (2)
Change History (17)
comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by
- Status changed from new to needs_review
comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by
- Milestone set to sage-4.6.1
One very minor comment - no time to review now:
. Remove the initial contition t
at the very end of the patch should be "condition".
Do you think it would be worth adding another doctest to show that the sage-support request is fixed as well:
var('t alpha beta n') x=function('x',t) eq=diff(x,t)^2==alpha-beta abs(x)^n assume(n,'integer') desolve(eq,x,ivar=t,contrib_ode=True)
Thanks for finding and fixing this!
comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by
- Cc mhampton added
comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by
Thanks, I will update the patch as time permits.
The equation from sage-support still fails, since Maxima fails to solve it. Anyway. Sage and Maxima now know that n is integer.
marik@um-bc107:/opt/sage-4.5.3-Debian_Lenny_64-x86_64-Linux$ ./sage --maxima ;;; Loading #P"/opt/sage-4.5.3-Debian_Lenny_64-x86_64-Linux/local/lib/ecl/defsys tem.fas" ;;; Loading #P"/opt/sage-4.5.3-Debian_Lenny_64-x86_64-Linux/local/lib/ecl/cmp.fa s" ;;; Loading #P"/opt/sage-4.5.3-Debian_Lenny_64-x86_64-Linux/local/lib/ecl/sysfun .lsp" Maxima 5.20.1 http://maxima.sourceforge.net using Lisp ECL 10.2.1 Distributed under the GNU Public License. See the file COPYING. Dedicated to the memory of William Schelter. The function bug_report() provides bug reporting information. (%i1) declare(n,integer); (%o1) done (%i2) eq: 'diff(x,t)^2=alpha-beta*abs(x)^n; dx 2 n (%o2) (--) = alpha - beta abs(x) dt (%i3) load('contrib_ode)$ (%i4) contrib_ode(eq,x,t); dx 2 n (%t4) (--) = alpha - beta abs(x) dt first order equation not linear in y' Improper argument to ratcoeff: 0 #0: linear2(expr=x,x=0)(ode2.mac line 75) #1: ode1_a(phi=-sqrt(alpha-beta*abs(x)^n),y=x,x=t)(ode1_lie.mac line 176) #2: ode1_lie(phi=-sqrt(alpha-beta*abs(x)^n),y=x,x=t)(ode1_lie.mac line 54) -- an error. To debug this try: debugmode(true);
comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by
This doesn't seem fixed to me:
sage: epsilon = 1e-2; vars = var('x'); y = function('y',x); sage: de = epsilon*diff(y,x,2)+y*(1-y^2)==0; sage: soln = desolve(de,y[0,-1,1,1]) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- TypeError Traceback (most recent call last) /Users/mh/<ipython console> in <module>() TypeError: 'sage.symbolic.expression.Expression' object is unsubscriptable
comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by
- Owner changed from burcin to mhampton
Even after fixing the sytax I still get an error:
sage: vars = var('x'); y = function('y',x); sage: soln = desolve(diff(y,x,2) + 100*y*(1-y^2),dvar=y,ivar=x,ics=[0,-1,1,1]) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- NotImplementedError Traceback (most recent call last) /Users/mh/<ipython console> in <module>() /Users/mh/sagestuff/sage-4-x/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/sage/calculus/desolvers.pyc in desolve(de, dvar, ics, ivar, show_method, contrib_ode) 436 maxima_method=P("method") 437 if not is_SymbolicEquation(soln.sage()): --> 438 raise NotImplementedError, "Unable to use initial condition for this equation (%s)."%(str(maxima_method).strip()) 439 if len(ics) == 2: 440 tempic=(ivar==ics[0])._maxima_().str() NotImplementedError: Unable to use initial condition for this equation (freeofx).
comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by
Thanks for menitioning this.
Wihtout this patch we get
---------------------------------------------------------------------- | Sage Version 4.5.3, Release Date: 2010-09-04 | | Type notebook() for the GUI, and license() for information. | ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The Sage install tree may have moved. Regenerating Python.pyo and .pyc files that hardcode the install PATH (please wait at most a few minutes)... Do not interrupt this. sage: vars = var('x'); y = function('y',x); sage: soln = desolve(diff(y,x,2) + 100*y*(1-y^2),dvar=y,ivar=x,ics=[0,-1,1,1]) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- UnboundLocalError Traceback (most recent call last) /opt/sage-4.5.3-Debian_Lenny_64-x86_64-Linux/<ipython console> in <module>() /opt/sage-4.5.3-Debian_Lenny_64-x86_64-Linux/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/sage/calculus/desolvers.py in desolve(de, dvar, ics, ivar, show_method, contrib_ode) 358 if (ics is not None): 359 if not is_SymbolicEquation(soln.sage()): --> 360 raise NotImplementedError, "Maxima was unable to use initial condition for this equation (%s)"%(maxima_method.str()) 361 if len(ics) == 2: 362 tempic=(ivar==ics[0])._maxima_().str() UnboundLocalError: local variable 'maxima_method' referenced before assignment
and the user does not know, what went wrong. With this patch the user knows, that it Sage is not capable to use initial conditions for this ODE.
comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by
- Description modified (diff)
Changed 9 years ago by
rebased for Sage 4.5.3., fixed typo, replaces previous patch with the same name
comment:9 Changed 9 years ago by
comment:10 Changed 9 years ago by
- Reviewers set to Karl-Dieter Crisman, Burcin Erocal, Marshall Hampton
Patch looks good and it solves a whole bunch of problems, so I'd like to give this a positive review.
I have one minor suggestion. The if clause on line 435-436 only serves the purpose of assigning a value to maxima_method
to show in the error message. attachment:trac_9835.take2.patch moves these lines right before we raise the error, so that they are not executed unnecessarily.
I give a positive review to Robert's changes. Please switch this to a positive review if you agree with mine.
comment:11 Changed 9 years ago by
- Status changed from needs_review to positive_review
Positive review to Burcin's change. Thank you.
Release manager: apply only attachment:trac_9835.take2.patch
comment:12 Changed 9 years ago by
- Merged in set to sage-4.6.alpha2
- Resolution set to fixed
- Status changed from positive_review to closed
comment:13 Changed 9 years ago by
- Milestone changed from sage-4.6.1 to sage-4.6
comment:14 Changed 9 years ago by
Thanks, David!
The patch