ASKSAGE: Sage Q&A Forum - RSS feedhttps://ask.sagemath.org/questions/Q&A Forum for SageenCopyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license.Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:12:58 +0200How can I substitute "target" functions inside expressions?https://ask.sagemath.org/question/38326/how-can-i-substitute-target-functions-inside-expressions/Hi all,
I'm a Sage newbie striving to manipulate complex-valued expressions. In particular, I need to convert expressions like abs(x)^2 into x*conj(x) and back, within expressions including multiple instances of these patterns. In other words, x is here just a placeholder for what may be a list of different variables or expressions, but I do not want to substitute each of these separately or manually.
Here is some experimenting that I have been doing on the matter with generic functions, as well as standard functions (sin):
# Some initialization
reset()
forget()
f = function('foo')(x)
g = function('goo')(x)
h = function('hoo')(x)
h(x) = f(x)^2
# Types and basic substitutions
print(type(foo))
print(type(goo))
print(type(hoo))
print(type(f))
print(type(g))
print(type(h))
print(h(x))
print(h.substitute_function(f,g))
print(h.substitute_function(foo,goo))
# Substitution of a function
h(x) = sin(x)^2
print(type(h))
print(type(sin))
print(h.substitute_function(sin,goo))
If I try, however, to substitute abs with some other function, I do not get what I want:
# Substitution of a built-in function (not working)
h(x) = abs(x)^2
print(type(h))
print(type(abs))
print(h.substitute_function(abs,goo))
Here is a workaround that I came up with, but I hope someone can let me know a more elegant/standard technique:
# Substitute abs(x) with sqrt(x*conj(x)): a workaround
moo = sage.functions.other.Function_abs()
m(x) = abs(x)
c(x) = (x*x.conjugate()).sqrt()
print(type(moo))
print(type(m))
print(type(c))
s(x) = h.substitute_function(moo,c)
print(s(x))
Also, I found a lot of headaches with the opposite conversion, and following is my attempt at solving the problem:
# Substitute sqrt(x*conj(x)) with abs(x): a workaround
doo(x) = goo(x)/x
qoo(x) = abs(x)^2
b_temp(x) = s.substitute_function(conjugate,goo)
print(b_temp(x))
b_temp(x) = b_temp.substitute_function(goo,doo)
print(b_temp(x))
b(x) = b_temp.substitute_function(goo,qoo)
print(b(x))
Honestly, it seems strange to me that one cannot easily recast an expression in order to make certain target functions to appear.
Thank you in advance for your support!AskerWed, 19 Jul 2017 16:12:58 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/38326/