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asked 2015-01-05 16:43:53 -0500

vdelecroix gravatar image

updated 2015-06-30 01:56:59 -0500


I would like to manipulate gap records (association name -> value) through sage... but it does not seem available. Here is a sample from GAP

gap> rec( a := 1, b := "deux" );
rec( a := 1, b := "deux" )
gap> r.a;
gap> r.b;

But in Sage

sage: w = gap('rec( a := 1, b := "deux" );')
sage: w
  a := 1,
  b := "deux" )
sage: w.a
sage: w.b

Which is very strange!! Hopefully, it is still possible to do

sage: gap("{}.a".format(w._name))
sage: gap("{}.b".format(w._name))

Is there a better way to deal with them?

Thanks Vincent

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GAP 4.7.7 (February 2015) fixed a bug where recursive records might be printed with the wrong component name, coming from component names being ordered differently in two different pieces of code (see here). Could this be related? Is this reproducible with GAP 4.7.7 or 4.7.8?

alexander konovalov gravatar imagealexander konovalov ( 2015-06-24 05:13:51 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-06-30 07:16:07 -0500

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It looks like you can do it via the libgap library interface:

sage: w = libgap.eval('rec( a := 1, b := "deux" );')
sage: w['a']
sage: w['b']
sage: w2 = libgap({'a':1,'b':'deux'})
sage: w == w2

(note that gap records are quite like associative arrays, so letting them correspond to python dicts seems a reasonable interface design. It doesn't look like this mapping was taken into consideration in the pexpect based interface)

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