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local variable 'Integer' referenced before assignment

asked 2018-03-13 20:12:23 -0500

anonymous user


I'll be honest I have no idea why this error is popping up, and it's really weird! I'm writing code that will generate a closed form solution to the partial sums of integer powers up to n, and this is what I have

def sum_first_n_p_powers(p):
    length = p+1
    vector = zero_vector(length)
    matrix_list = []
    for x in xrange(0,length):
        copy = vector[:]
        for y in xrange(0,length): 
            copy[y] = binomial(length-y,x-y+1)
    M = Matrix(matrix_list)
    solution_vector = zero_vector(length)
    solution_vector[0] = 1
    coeffs = M.solve_right(solution_vector)
    n = var('n')
    0 = polynomial
    for x in xrange(0,len(coeffs)):
        polynomial = polynomial + coeffs[x]*n^(length-x)
    return polynomial

And when I try to run it I get the most unusual error, it just says to me

UnboundLocalError: local variable 'Integer' referenced before assignment. I have never run into this before and have no idea what's wrong with the line. Thanks in advance!

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answered 2018-03-13 22:08:46 -0500

kcrisman gravatar image

Try this change:

    polynomial = 0

Seems to do what you want then; naturally 0 = polynomial is not valid Python in any case.

I don't know how that even got through the preparser without a worse error indicating what you did wrong more obviously - I have submitted Trac 24971 regarding this very subtle thing, which seems to be a double preparsing of Sage stuff in this case.

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