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substitute function for an array of functions

asked 2015-11-09 14:38:01 -0600

Shashank gravatar image

Hello, I have an array of functions defined as

arr = [function("y%d" % i,x) for i in [0..(2)]]

I also have a function of function

def square(x):

If I use substitute_function on the function of function it works.


However, the following command does not work,


The reason I think is that arr[0] has an argument by y0 does not. Is it possible to use substitute_function where the arguments have arguments?

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answered 2015-11-09 15:29:50 -0600

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The problem is that the value of arr[0] is y0(x), which is an expression consisting of a function evaluated at x. That's not the kind of functions that substitute_function deals with. You can use subs for that:

sage: square(arr[0]).subs(arr[0]==temp(x))

You are not the first person who get tripped up by the confusing fact that function('f',x) doesn't return a function but a function evaluated at (something). To get something that actually is a function, use function('f'). You can still evaluate that at x by writing function('f')(x). See .

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