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asked 2016-11-30 02:23:31 -0500

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updated 2016-11-30 07:52:38 -0500

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I am learning Sage Math and Sage Manifolds. As in the reference manual, I just used the command:

M = Manifold(4, 'M')

g = M.lorentz_metric('g')

Running the second line gave me the following message:

Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module> File "", line 10, in <module> exec compile(u'open("","w").write("# -- coding: utf-8 --\n" + _support_.preparse_worksheet_cell(base64.b64decode("ZyA9IE0ubG9yZW50el9tZXRyaWMoJ2cnKQ=="),globals())+"\n"); execfile(os.path.abspath("")) File "", line 1, in <module>

File "/private/var/folders/hw/dshmtl910nb4nk8_pc8f7ldr0000gn/T/tmptEzTup/", line 2, in <module> exec compile(u"g = M.lorentz_metric('g')" + '\n', '', 'single') File "", line 1, in <module>

File "sage/structure/category_object.pyx", line 834, in sage.structure.category_object.CategoryObject.__getattr__ (/Applications/ File "sage/structure/category_object.pyx", line 849, in sage.structure.category_object.CategoryObject.getattr_from_category (/Applications/ File "sage/structure/misc.pyx", line 295, in sage.structure.misc.getattr_from_other_class (/Applications/ AttributeError: 'DifferentiableManifold_with_category' object has no attribute 'lorentz_metric'

I appreciate it if somebody would give me some advice. Thanks.

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answered 2016-11-30 07:50:38 -0500

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It's because SageManifolds is not fully installed on your computer. Probably, you are using the limited version of SageManifolds which is included in SageMath 7.4. This version does not contain the metrics (nor any tensor field calculus). The next release of SageMath (i.e. 7.5) will contain the totality of SageManifolds. Meanwhile, you have to install SageManifolds atop SageMath 7.4 by following these instructions.

Another option is to use the SageMathCloud, where SageManifolds is installed system-wide in the SageMath 7.4 kernels of Jupyter notebooks.

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It is strange. I got the same error after following the installation instructions, too. In fact, g = M.lorentz_metric('g') (or g = M.metric('g') ) did not work even in SageMathCloud...

P.S. I installed and SageManigolds on MacOSX.

gucheuta gravatar imagegucheuta ( 2016-11-30 15:10:09 -0500 )edit

It looks that SageManifolds is not correctly installed on your MacOSX computer. Are you sure you have run the install script from the Sage root directory?

Regarding the SageMathCloud, you have to open a Jupyter notebook, go to the Kernel menu, then to Change kernel and select SageMath 7.4. It should work, cf. this example.

eric_g gravatar imageeric_g ( 2016-12-01 08:33:14 -0500 )edit

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