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asked 2018-07-27 16:04:23 -0600

NDaultryBall gravatar image

I am trying to download the database of reflexive 4d lattice polytopes using the command !sage -i polytopes_db_4d, but I get the error: make: * No rule to make target 'all-toolchain'. Stop.

Not sure what this means or how to get around it, so any help or explanation would be welcome. I am relatively new to SAGE so sorry if it is something obvious!

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slelievre gravatar imageslelievre ( 2018-07-27 18:42:22 -0600 )edit

What is your operating system? How did you install Sage?

slelievre gravatar imageslelievre ( 2018-07-27 18:42:44 -0600 )edit

Is this Sage for Windows? If so, it doesn't support installing optional packages yet.

Iguananaut gravatar imageIguananaut ( 2018-07-30 05:14:02 -0600 )edit

Installation problems with this package are discussed at:

slelievre gravatar imageslelievre ( 2018-08-10 12:44:14 -0600 )edit

What is the version you are using recently?

pizza gravatar imagepizza ( 2018-08-11 09:43:23 -0600 )edit

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answered 2018-11-03 11:07:13 -0600

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updated 2018-11-04 04:39:46 -0600

This package is an "old-style spkg" package.

This means it cannot be installed using sage -i like "new-style spkg" packages.

The workaround is to install it with sage -p.

Quit Sage and in a terminal, run

$ sage -p polytopes_db_4d

This involves downloading the package which contains a huge (~8 GB) database, so it might take a while.

Once this is done, restart Sage and you can follow the SageMath documentation on using the palp_database of reflexive Hodge 4-polytopes:

sage: version()
'SageMath version 8.4, Release Date: 2018-10-17'

sage: from sage.geometry.polyhedron.palp_database import Reflexive4dHodge
sage: ref = Reflexive4dHodge(1, 101)
sage: next(iter(ref)).Vrepresentation()
(A vertex at (-1, -1, -1, -1),
 A vertex at (0, 0, 0, 1),
 A vertex at (0, 0, 1, 0),
 A vertex at (0, 1, 0, 0),
 A vertex at (1, 0, 0, 0))
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