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Including a sage library in c code

asked 2011-02-05 06:34:11 -0500

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I have a .c file implementing some calculations on lattice basis. I use NTL, GMP and MPFR for my data types and functios. I'd like to use as input for my calculations some basis matrices generated by sage.crypto.lattice.gen_lattice.

  1. Is it possible for me to include "something" so I can call this function in my code and get the matrices?

  2. Is there any other way to export this matrices and import them to my c code? (I need to do these calculations for at least 100 different basis of 200,250,500 size so the process must be as "automated" as possible)

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answered 2011-02-07 02:45:25 -0500

Although this probably won't work (see last paragraph of this response) I think your best chance is to use Cython. Cython (included with Sage) converts Python-like code into C which can then be compiled into a shared-object library and used by Python / Sage. It's intended use is to easily write code that can be used by Python but is optimized to use fast C data types instead of slower Python data structures.

Create a .pyx file containing your code and execute

$ sage -cython -a mycythonfile.pyx

This will output a corresponding .c file which can be compiled into a shared object library and imported in Python along with an .html file that neatly shows the C equivalent of each line of code.

Using Cython, you could make a copy of $SAGE_ROOT/devel/sage/crypto/, called lattice.pyx, and then run the above command on it. However, I doubt that this will work since probably depends on other Sage modules and objects. One would need to convert those to C as well and link them together and that sounds like quite a task just to send some matrices to a C program.

Now, if your goal is to just send these matrices generated by sage.crypto.lattice to your C program, I'd recommend using Python's file-handling routines to save the string representations of these matrices (using __repr__()) to a text file (or binary file if you have a lot of them) and then read them in using your C program. You can find out more about writing strings to files in the Python "Input and Output" Documentation.

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