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how to convert a named function to sympy

asked 2014-09-11 09:16:19 +0200

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updated 2016-03-08 21:02:01 +0200

FrédéricC gravatar image

i know from another question, that

sage: x = var('x')
sage: y = 2 * x + Ei(x)
sage: import sympy
sage: sympy.sympify(y)
2*x + Ei(x)
sage: type(_)
<class 'sympy.core.add.Add'>


sage: x = var('x')
sage: y = 2 * x + Ei(x)
sage: y._sympy_()
2*x + Ei(x)

works. But how can i convert a equation named for example d to sympy.

var('r h s phi theta d')



def f(r,h,s,phi,theta): return norm(f_v(r=r,h=h,s=s,phi=phi,theta=theta))


import sympy

i also tried to do

from sympy import sympify
from sympy.solvers import solve

but than he is telling me

Traceback (click to the left of this block for traceback)
NotImplementedError: SymPy function 'abs' doesn't exist


thank you a lot

Thank you guys. I can´t find a Sage 6.4 Beta3 Version vor VM. I downloaded this . Is it somehow possible, to use this folder to run in through a VM. I have no experience with that and as far as i know until yet do i need a *.ova file.

I now tried in sage 6.3

d = abs(f_v.subs(phi=-phi))-abs(f_v.subs(phi=0))

from sympy import sympify
from sympy.solvers import solve

solve it for theta works now, wich is a big step forward, thank you for that! But for any other variable for example r is the result: [] for d it is : [0] should there just come the equation for d?

Does this mean, that sage can´t solve this equation or, that i still do something wrong?

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The 6.4.beta3 tarball you downloaded is Sage's source code, which must be compiled, so you need to run GNU/Linux or some other POSIX compliant system to do this. If you are using the VM through windows, it is much less easy, so it is preferable to wait for the official Sage 6.4, that will propose .ova images. It is never too late to switch to GNU/Linux :)

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answered 2014-09-11 13:33:43 +0200

FrédéricC gravatar image

Something like that maybe ?

sage: d = abs(f_v.subs(phi=-phi))-abs(f_v.subs(phi=0))
sage: sympy.sympify(d)
-sqrt((-h + s*sin(theta))**2 + (-r + s*cos(theta))**2) + sqrt((-h*sin(phi) + r*cos(phi) - s*cos(theta))**2 + (h*cos(phi) + r*sin(phi) - s*sin(theta))**2)
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answered 2014-09-11 17:59:01 +0200

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The problem comes from the fact that Sage does not know that its own abs should be translated into sympy.Abs (see the upper case). This has been fixed in trac ticket 15057, and merged today in Sage 6.4.beta3. Your options are:

  • compile Sage 6.4.beta3
  • wait for Sage 6.4 official release
  • let sympy know about abs

For this, just add the following before your code:

sage: import sympy
sympy.abs = sympy.Abs

In you last line, you will get (i did not check it it the expected result though):

sage: sympy.sympify(d)
-sqrt(Abs(-h + s*sin(theta))**2 + Abs(r - s*cos(theta))**2) + sqrt(Abs(-h*sin(phi) + r*cos(phi) - s*cos(theta))**2 + Abs(-h*cos(phi) - r*sin(phi) + s*sin(theta))**2)
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