ASKSAGE: Sage Q&A Forum - Latest question feedhttps://ask.sagemath.org/questions/Q&A Forum for SageenCopyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license.Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:31:13 -0500Constructing a number field with complex embeddinghttps://ask.sagemath.org/question/47127/constructing-a-number-field-with-complex-embedding/ I am using the function `number_field_elements_from_algebraics` in `sage.rings.qqbar` to write some algebraic numbers as elements of a number field. I am passing `embedded=True` to also construct an embedding into `QQbar`. This works fine if the algebraic numbers are real but fails if they are complex:
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sage: number_field_elements_from_algebraics([1 + sqrt(7)], embedded=True)
(Number Field in a with defining polynomial y^2 - 7 with a = 2.645751311064591?,
[a + 1],
Ring morphism:
From: Number Field in a with defining polynomial y^2 - 7 with a = 2.645751311064591?
To: Algebraic Real Field
Defn: a |--> 2.645751311064591?)
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sage: number_field_elements_from_algebraics([1 + sqrt(-7)], embedded=True)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
NotImplementedError Traceback (most recent call last)
<ipython-input-1-ac220615ad5b> in <module>()
----> 1 number_field_elements_from_algebraics([Integer(1) + sqrt(-Integer(7))], embedded=True)
/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/sage/rings/qqbar.pyc in number_field_elements_from_algebraics(
numbers, minimal, same_field, embedded, prec)
2242 real_case = False
2243 if embedded:
-> 2244 raise NotImplementedError
2245 # Make the numbers algebraic
2246 numbers = [mk_algebraic(_) for _ in numbers]
NotImplementedError:
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What is the reason for why only embeddings of real numbers are supported?
I modified the code in `number_field_elements_from_algebraics` to support complex embeddings by essentially removing the check for whether the numbers are real and replacing `RealIntervalField` by `ComplexIntervalField`. This seems to work and the doctests still pass with these modifications. However I am worried that there was a good reason (either mathematically or related to some sage internals) for restricting this function to the real case.
The relevant code in `sage.rings.qqbar` was introduced in these commits:
- `26dc3e4e6a26f6f613a69d57929ea492c278dad0`
- `a9045bf8a3aab2d0aa00be17e91227bc1b50262a`
mvkThu, 11 Jul 2019 16:31:13 -0500https://ask.sagemath.org/question/47127/