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How do I convert from unicode to a polynomial?

asked 2019-12-11 15:54:55 +0200

bori gravatar image


I have a raw_input like

y = raw_input()

And if I write for example x+2 in the input I get u'x+2' as y.

How can I convert it to a simple x+2 polynomial?

sage: y = raw_input() x+2

sage: a u'x+2'

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answered 2019-12-12 10:35:50 +0200

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updated 2019-12-12 10:37:15 +0200

Simply pass the string to the polynomial ring you want to consider:

sage: R.<x> = PolynomialRing(QQ)
sage: R
Univariate Polynomial Ring in x over Rational Field
sage: p = R(u'x + 2')
sage: p
x + 2
sage: p in R

Note that p = R(u'x + 2') is nothing but a special case of SageMath general scheme to construct an element E from its parent P:

sage: E = P(D)

where D is some data to initialize the element.

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