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2016-06-27 13:09:41 -0500 commented answer Solving Logic Problems

How can my question be expressed as an ILP problem?

2016-06-27 12:34:55 -0500 commented answer Solving Logic Problems

I don't really have a better example. My interest is in solving arbitrary systems of constraints, which I understand is a tall order. I believe the first step is to identify what problem domain a set of constraints belongs to. For example, you can model aerodynamic drag as a function "constrained" by an ODE and boundary conditions. Recognizing that problem class, a solution can be determined symbolically. However, I don't know what problem domain my original question falls into; only that it's presented in some logic that includes arithmetic operations and inequalities. I believe Prolog can handle questions like this, so I hoped that sagemath could too. I also noticed that there's a "sudoku" function which, to me atleast, indicates some kind of satisfiability solving.

2016-06-27 11:54:17 -0500 commented answer Solving Logic Problems

The case I present is contrived. What general method can offer solutions for which the set of candidates is "large"?

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2016-06-27 11:06:30 -0500 asked a question Solving Logic Problems

A few years ago I asked this question. I have another question along the same lines. Sorry about the <-> notation, I don't know how else to indicate bijection:

children = { Abe, Dan, Mary, Sue }
ages = { 3, 5, 6, 9 }
children <-> ages  #bijection - one child per one age

Abe > Dan          #Abe is older than Dan
Sue < Mary         #Sue is younger than Mary
Sue = Dan + 3      #Sue's age is Dan's age plus 3 years
Mary > Abe         #Mary is older than Abe

Can sagemath determine that:

Abe = 5
Dan = 3
Mary = 9
Sue = 6
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sage: Mary, Tom, Sue = var('Mary Tom Sue')
sage: assume(Mary > Tom)
sage: assume(Tom > Sue)
sage: bool(Mary > Sue)
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2013-04-27 08:48:08 -0500 asked a question Solving logic problems

Given a set of rules, for example: 1. Mary is older than Tom, 2. Tom is older than Sue; Can sage solve the question, "is Mary older than Sue?"

More specifically, is Sage able to do what Prolog does - unification of logic problems? Thanks