Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#9902 needs_info defect

base_extend() not implemented in MPolynomialRing

Reported by: vbraun Owned by: malb
Priority: major Milestone: sage-6.4
Component: commutative algebra Keywords:
Cc: novoselt, niles Merged in:
Authors: Volker Braun Reviewers:
Report Upstream: N/A Work issues:
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The base class Ring defines base_extend(), but the implementation needs to be overridden in the derived class MPolynomialRing:

sage: sage: P.<x,y,z> = PolynomialRing(QQ,'x, y, z'); P
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x, y, z over Rational Field
sage: P.base_extend(CC)
TypeError                                 Traceback (most recent call last)

/home/vbraun/opt/sage-4.5.3/devel/sage-main/<ipython console> in <module>()

/home/vbraun/Sage/sage/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages/sage/rings/ in sage.rings.ring.Ring.base_extend (sage/rings/ring.c:3190)()

TypeError: no base extension defined

The patch implements the override and adds documentation.

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trax_9902_fix_base_extension.patch (6.2 KB) - added by vbraun 8 years ago.
Initial patch

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Change History (8)

Changed 8 years ago by vbraun

Initial patch

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by vbraun

  • Status changed from new to needs_review

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by vbraun

  • Cc novoselt niles added

Andrey, I wrote this patch a while a go to be able to extend the base field of the toric coordinate ring. It might be useful...

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by novoselt

  • Status changed from needs_review to needs_info

I am not quite sure it is the right approach. It seems to me that we have two methods: change_ring that constructs "the same object but over different ring" and base_extend which does the same, but only if there is a natural coercion. Given this description, it seems to me that there should be only one implementation of base_extend in the base class:

def base_extend(self, R):
    if R.has_coerce_map(self.base_ring()):
        return self.change_ring(R)
        raise TypeError("%s cannot be extened to %s!" % (self.base_ring(), R))

and then each derived class should implement change_ring only. (If the detailed error message breaks a lot of doctests I am fine with keeping the current one.) Thoughts?

There is also discrepancy between actual argument names and their description in documentation (base_ring vs. R).

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by jdemeyer

  • Milestone changed from sage-5.11 to sage-5.12

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by vbraun_spam

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.1 to sage-6.2

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by vbraun_spam

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.2 to sage-6.3

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by vbraun_spam

  • Milestone changed from sage-6.3 to sage-6.4
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