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#28159 closed enhancement
Vector Bundles — at Version 121
Reported by:  ghDeRhamSource  Owned by:  

Priority:  major  Milestone:  sage9.0 
Component:  geometry  Keywords:  vector bundles, manifolds 
Cc:  tscrim, egourgoulhon  Merged in:  
Authors:  Michael Jung  Reviewers:  Eric Gourgoulhon, Travis Scrimshaw 
Report Upstream:  N/A  Work issues:  
Branch:  public/manifolds/vector_bundles (Commits, GitHub, GitLab)  Commit:  39104657254e432c49bef596337fbae291ca5f77 
Dependencies:  #28189  Stopgaps: 
Description (last modified by )
Implementation of topological and differentiable vector bundles over manifolds.
Features:
 abstract vector bundles on topological manifolds
 trivializations
 local frames
 simple sections
 vector bundle fibers
 differentiable vector bundles and tensor bundles
Improvements in the preexisting code
 restriction of vectorframes depended on some strange order: fixed!
SR
enforcement for automorphism field inversion removed (due to ticket #28189)is_unit()
method superficially implemented for scalar fields to ensure division free matrix inversion for changes of frames (may be removed when #28629 is solved)
Planned in the farther future
 sections of general tensor products and automorphism fields on vector bundles
 tensor products and Whitney sums of vector bundles
 better zero treatment as in #28562
TensorField
inherits fromSection
,VectorFrame
inherits fromLocalFrame
 total space comes with induced charts
Change History (121)
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comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 4 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
Please take a short look and give me a short feedback. I want to know whether I'm on the right way or not.
Furthermore, I appreciate tricks and advices. Thanks in advance! :)
Thanks for this endeavor. I gave a look: it looks very nice! Please go on.
A minor comment: for class names, full names are preferable, so TopolVectorBundle
could be replaced by TopologicalVectorBundle
. Also maybe, in the context of vector bundles, TransitionMap
is more appropriate than CoordChange
.
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comment:10 Changed 2 years ago by
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comment:12 followup: ↓ 14 Changed 2 years ago by
What about synergy and compatibility with the old code? I mean, tangent bundles and vector fields are just special cases of vector bundles and sections. So, it'd be nice when we don't have two different implementations for the very same thing. How would you like to handle that? Any suggestions?
comment:13 Changed 2 years ago by
Also, it could be a good idea to generalize tensor fields and vector fields to tensor product sections and treat tensor fields as a special case then. But that's a huge step with pretty much effort (because I'm not that much into your complete manifold code and the synergies between your files), where I'd appreciate some help  if you agree of course.
My first approach in mind is to implement just simple sections and program tensor products of bundles aswell.
comment:14 in reply to: ↑ 12 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
What about synergy and compatibility with the old code? I mean, tangent bundles and vector fields are just special cases of vector bundles and sections. So, it'd be nice when we don't have two different implementations for the very same thing. How would you like to handle that? Any suggestions?
Sorry for the delay in replying.
IMHO, you should introduce a subclass of TopologicalVectorBundle
for the tangent bundle (or more generally for tensor bundles) and simply have the method section
of this subclass return a vector field on the manifold, as defined by the "old" code. Maybe it is sufficient to have a single subclass for all tensor bundles, including the tangent and cotangent bundles, i.e. something like
class TensorBundle(TopologicalVectorBundle): def __init__(self, manifold, k, l): rank = manifold.dim()**(k+l) if (k, l) == (1, 0): name = "T{}".format(manifold._name) elif (k, l) == (0, 1): name = "T*{}".format(manifold._name) else: name = "T^({}{}){}".format(k, l, manifold._name) # similar code for latex_name TopologicalVectorBundle.__init__(self, rank, name, manifold, field=manifold.base_field(), latex_name=latex_name) self._tensor_type = (k, l) def section(self, *args, **kwargs): if self.tensor_type == (1, 0): return self._base_space.vector_field(*args, **kwargs) return self._base_space.tensor_field(*(self._tensor_type + args), **kwargs)
In the code for differentiable manifolds, you could then add
class DifferentiableManifold(TopologicalManifold): ... def tangent_bundle(self): return TensorBundle(self, 1, 0) def cotangent_bundle(self): return TensorBundle(self, 0, 1) def tensor_bundle(self, k, l) return TensorBundle(self, k, l)
comment:15 Changed 2 years ago by
Also, I don't know if this is useful at this stage, but you could introduce an intermediate class, DifferentiableVectorBundle
say, and let TensorBundle
inherits from it. Besides, since (the total spaces of) differentiable vector bundles are differentiable manifolds, this intermediate class could inherit from DifferentiableManifold
as well:
class DifferentiableVectorBundle(TopologicalVectorBundle, DifferentiableManifold): def __init__(self, rank, name, base_space, diff_degree=infinity, latex_name=None, category=None) field = base_space.base_field() TopologicalVectorBundle.__init__(self, rank, name, base_space, field=field, latex_name=latex_name, category=category) dim = base_space.dim() * rank if isinstance(field, RealField_class): structure = RealDifferentialStructure() else: structure = DifferentialStructure() DifferentiableManifold.__init__(self, dim, name, field, structure, diff_degree=diff_degree, latex_name=latex_name, start_index=base_space.start_index()) class TensorBundle(DifferentiableVectorBundle): ...
comment:16 Changed 2 years ago by
In addition, to make the link with preexisting code, one could redefine the method fiber()
of TensorBundle
to return the tangent space at the given point if (k,l)==(1,0)
or the corresponding tensor product for other values of (k,l)
:
class TensorBundle(DifferentiableVectorBundle): def __init__(self, manifold, k, l): rank = manifold.dim()**(k+l) if (k, l) == (1, 0): name = "T{}".format(manifold._name) elif (k, l) == (0, 1): name = "T*{}".format(manifold._name) else: name = "T^({}{}){}".format(k, l, manifold._name) # similar code for latex_name DifferentiableVectorBundle.__init__(self, rank, name, manifold, diff_degree=manifold.diff_degree(), latex_name=latex_name) self._tensor_type = (k, l) def section(self, *args, **kwargs): if self.tensor_type == (1, 0): return self._base_space.vector_field(*args, **kwargs) return self._base_space.tensor_field(*(self._tensor_type + args), **kwargs) def fiber(self, point): return self._base_space.tangent_space(point).tensor_module(*self._tensor_type)
comment:17 followup: ↓ 18 Changed 2 years ago by
Sounds like a very good compromise to me. I'll see what I can do. Thanks for your input!
But I feel not comfortable with inheriting from DifferentiableManifold
. There are too many conflicts (frame()
, atlas()
, etc.). Maybe, having a total_space()
method returning the corresponding manifold would be a better idea. What do you think?
comment:18 in reply to: ↑ 17 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
Sounds like a very good compromise to me. I'll see what I can do. Thanks for your input!
But I feel not comfortable with inheriting from
DifferentiableManifold
. There are too many conflicts (frame()
,atlas()
, etc.). Maybe, having atotal_space()
method returning the corresponding manifold would be a better idea. What do you think?
This seems indeed a good idea. Also sounds closer to the mathematical definition of a vector bundle as a tuple (E, M, pi)
, which distinguishes the bundle from its base space E
.
comment:19 followup: ↓ 20 Changed 2 years ago by
I need some help, again. I'm now trying to program local frames and sections and looked up how you managed it for vector fields. Maybe you can shortly explain how you did it? The code is pretty huge and spreaded. Especially, I'm interested in changes from one (coordinate) frame into another for different domains and the restriction process and display for tensor fields. Thanks! :)
comment:20 in reply to: ↑ 19 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
I need some help, again. I'm now trying to program local frames and sections and looked up how you managed it for vector fields. Maybe you can shortly explain how you did it? The code is pretty huge and spreaded. Especially, I'm interested in changes from one (coordinate) frame into another for different domains and the restriction process and display for tensor fields. Thanks! :)
You can find some details of the implementation in this article. Please tell me if this does not cover what you are looking for.
comment:21 followup: ↓ 22 Changed 2 years ago by
Thanks, that was very helpful.
I think, one should do the following: Implement arbitrary tensor product sections on one particular vector bundle and apply and adapt the construction as it is done for tensor fields, and then derive tensor fields from this more general construction. Or even better: Implement tensor product sections of mixed vector bundles over the same base space (e.g. \Gamma(E \otimes E^* \otimes \Lambda^k F)
).
Unfortunately, I'm running out of time. Moreover, for this endeavour, you need to understand the whole code around tensor fields quite perfectly. I would implement just simple sections for now and apply the compromise we agreed on above. Maybe I can try this generalization after my thesis or one of you is willing to take the effort.
However, simple sections seem enough for the beginning because it is possible to construct aforementioned sections by constructing the corresponding bundles and then defining simple sections on them. Still, imao, the way above is the most flexible and overall convenient.
What do you think?
comment:22 in reply to: ↑ 21 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
I would implement just simple sections for now and apply the compromise we agreed on above. Maybe I can try this generalization after my thesis or one of you is willing to take the effort.
However, simple sections seem enough for the beginning because it is possible to construct aforementioned sections by constructing the corresponding bundles and then defining simple sections on them. Still, imao, the way above is the most flexible and overall convenient.
What do you think?
Sorry for the delay in replying. Yes, implementing simple sections as a first stage seems the thing to do at the moment.
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comment:26 followup: ↓ 28 Changed 2 years ago by
The doctests take pretty much effort (especially for the section file). Maybe, I will not finish them on time. But for now, the code is mostly finished. Some things are still to do, but sections seem to work. Please take a look and write me if something is missing or should be done better.
Best regards, Michael
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comment:28 in reply to: ↑ 26 ; followup: ↓ 30 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
The doctests take pretty much effort (especially for the section file). Maybe, I will not finish them on time. But for now, the code is mostly finished. Some things are still to do, but sections seem to work. Please take a look and write me if something is missing or should be done better.
Sorry for the delay in replying. I gave a look and it looks very good! Please go on.
A few comments/questions:
 you've deleted the dependency to #28189 while some source files modified in this ticket (those in
src/sage/matrix
andsrc/sage/sets
) pertain to #28189  vector bundles have not been added to the reference manual yet; I guess you have to edit/add some files in
src/doc/en/reference/manifolds
and check that the documentation builds correcty withsage docbuild reference/manifolds html
 notice that the doctests that output a dictionary, like
sage: E.changes_of_frame()
in line 105 oftrivialization.py
, must be marked# random
 there is a typo in line 38 of
trivialization.py
:`(p, v) \mapsto \pi^{1}(p)` is a linear isomorphism.
must be replaced by something like`(p, v) \mapsto v` is a linear isomorphism from `\pi^{1}(p)` to `K^n`.
 another typo, in line 8 of
vector_bundle.py
: the set `E_p=\pi^{1}(x)` has the vector space structure of `K^n`,
x
has to be replaced byp
.  the function
TopologicalVectorBundle.atlas()
returns a shallow copy ofself._atlas
; why does it not return directlyself._atlas
?  shouldn't the method
TopologicalVectorBundle.total_space()
be cached? (possibly using the decorator@cached_method
)
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comment:30 in reply to: ↑ 28 ; followup: ↓ 32 Changed 2 years ago by
Sorry for the delay in replying. I gave a look and it looks very good! Please go on.
Don't worry. :)
A few comments/questions:
Added again.
 vector bundles have not been added to the reference manual yet; I guess you have to edit/add some files in
src/doc/en/reference/manifolds
and check that the documentation builds correcty withsage docbuild reference/manifolds html
Comes later, when all the doc is finished. :)
 notice that the doctests that output a dictionary, like
sage: E.changes_of_frame()in line 105 oftrivialization.py
, must be marked# random
What do you mean?
 there is a typo in line 38 of
trivialization.py
:`(p, v) \mapsto \pi^{1}(p)` is a linear isomorphism.must be replaced by something like`(p, v) \mapsto v` is a linear isomorphism from `\pi^{1}(p)` to `K^n`. another typo, in line 8 of
vector_bundle.py
: the set `E_p=\pi^{1}(x)` has the vector space structure of `K^n`,x
has to be replaced byp
.
Corrected. The projection compatibility was missing, too.
 the function
TopologicalVectorBundle.atlas()
returns a shallow copy ofself._atlas
; why does it not return directlyself._atlas
?
I just borrowed the same code lines from manifold.py. I guess, this is for convenience: One should not allow to alter the list when getting the atlas through this method.
 shouldn't the method
TopologicalVectorBundle.total_space()
be cached? (possibly using the decorator@cached_method
)
For now, yes. But later on, when the computation of the atlas is implemented, one should update the manifold's atlas, maybe using this method.
Best, Michael
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comment:32 in reply to: ↑ 30 ; followup: ↓ 33 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
Comes later, when all the doc is finished. :)
I will ;)
 notice that the doctests that output a dictionary, like
sage: E.changes_of_frame()in line 105 oftrivialization.py
, must be marked# random
What do you mean?
When printing a dictionary, the order of elements is random. For instance it depends on the computer. So a doctest that involves a directory output may fail on a different computer. The marker # random
ensures that the doctest is skipped (see http://doc.sagemath.org/html/en/developer/coding_basics.html#specialmarkuptoinfluencedoctests).
 the function
TopologicalVectorBundle.atlas()
returns a shallow copy ofself._atlas
; why does it not return directlyself._atlas
?
I just borrowed the same code lines from manifold.py.
Ah yes, you are right: that's already there for manifolds.
I guess, this is for convenience: One should not allow to alter the list when getting the atlas through this method.
Yes this could be the reason. Travis, do remember why such a choice was made?
On the other side, things are not very consistent here, since frames()
returns directly self._frames
and we have the same for many other manifold methods.
 shouldn't the method
TopologicalVectorBundle.total_space()
be cached? (possibly using the decorator@cached_method
)
For now, yes. But later on, when the computation of the atlas is implemented, one should update the manifold's atlas, maybe using this method.
OK, I see.
comment:33 in reply to: ↑ 32 ; followup: ↓ 34 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to egourgoulhon:
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
 the function
TopologicalVectorBundle.atlas()
returns a shallow copy ofself._atlas
; why does it not return directlyself._atlas
?
I just borrowed the same code lines from manifold.py.Ah yes, you are right: that's already there for manifolds.
I guess, this is for convenience: One should not allow to alter the list when getting the atlas through this method.
Yes this could be the reason. Travis, do remember why such a choice was made? On the other side, things are not very consistent here, since
frames()
returns directlyself._frames
and we have the same for many other manifold methods.
Probably all of them should return copies of the lists because it better protects the data. It is really easy to access stuff and then unintentionally change it, which could then throw your entire system out of balance. Most likely I/we just didn't notice or think about it when doing the initial code.
comment:34 in reply to: ↑ 33 ; followup: ↓ 35 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to tscrim:
Probably all of them should return copies of the lists because it better protects the data. It is really easy to access stuff and then unintentionally change it, which could then throw your entire system out of balance. Most likely I/we just didn't notice or think about it when doing the initial code.
My concern here would be about efficiency. We might have quite often loops like
for chart in M.atlas(): ...
This implies that a list is created each time such a loop occurs. But maybe the CPU cost is negligible...
comment:35 in reply to: ↑ 34 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to egourgoulhon:
Replying to tscrim:
Probably all of them should return copies of the lists because it better protects the data. It is really easy to access stuff and then unintentionally change it, which could then throw your entire system out of balance. Most likely I/we just didn't notice or think about it when doing the initial code.
My concern here would be about efficiency. We might have quite often loops like
for chart in M.atlas(): ...This implies that a list is created each time such a loop occurs. But maybe the CPU cost is negligible...
That would be my guess since so much time is spent in doing the computations of the manifold itself. (Python heavily optimizes list manipulations I think too.) Plus, since it is internal, it is much more okay to break encapsulation and just directly call the attribute when you know it is safe (or add a copy
flag to the accessor methods).
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comment:37 in reply to: ↑ description ; followup: ↓ 38 Changed 2 years ago by
There was an issue with the restrictions of (vector) frames. Namely, the list of sub and superframes was not complete and depended on some strange random order. Here is an example:
sage: M = Manifold(2, 'M') sage: U = M.open_subset('U'); V = M.open_subset('V'); W = U.intersection(V, name='W') sage: e = M.vector_frame('e') sage: eV = e.restrict(V); eU = e.restrict(U); eW = e.restrict(W) sage: eW._superframes {Vector frame (W, (e_0,e_1)), Vector frame (M, (e_0,e_1)), Vector frame (V, (e_0,e_1))} sage: eU._subframes {Vector frame (U, (e_0,e_1))} sage: eV._subframes {Vector frame (W, (e_0,e_1)), Vector frame (V, (e_0,e_1))}
I fixed it by avoiding any recursion and expanding the tree of subframes (and superframes) starting from the reference frame. Please check.
comment:38 in reply to: ↑ 37 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
There was an issue with the restrictions of (vector) frames. Namely, the list of sub and superframes was not complete and depended on some strange random order.
I fixed it by avoiding any recursion and expanding the tree of subframes (and superframes) starting from the reference frame. Please check.
Looks good to me. Thanks for the fix!
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comment:40 Changed 2 years ago by
I declared ScalarFieldAlgebra
as a field so that matrix computations like inverses and determinants make no problems. When ticket #28189 is merged (hopefully in 9b0), this can be undone. But for now, this ticket does not depend on #28189 anymore.
Since this solves some problems in the preexisting code, I removed the SR enforcement in differentiable/automorphismfield.py
for more compatibility.
Do you agree?
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comment:43 Changed 2 years ago by
A merge of #28189 for 9b0 seems imminent. Since this ticket will be merged earliest in 9b0, I added the dependencies again. Imao, it makes things easier and less complicated, especially for characteristic classes.
I am sorry for potential inconveniences.
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comment:52 Changed 2 years ago by
So, I guess, all pieces of the puzzles are fit together now. Please take a look, give me a feedback and tell me what is missing.
I have some difficulties to interpret the docbuild errors. Can someone help? Is there a documentation?
It seems, we are almost done. :)
comment:53 Changed 2 years ago by
By the way: How should the authorship be handled? I copied most of the files and just adapted them. So, the other authors should be mentioned.
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comment:56 Changed 2 years ago by
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 Status changed from new to needs_review
comment:57 followup: ↓ 60 Changed 2 years ago by
Docbuild errors are notoriously quite difficult. Unfortunately it usually just means going over the file carefully with some general hint from the error message about what you should be looking for. I can also go through it if you haven't been able to find what is going wrong.
As for authorship, I would say just listing yourself as the author because you did write the code, even if it is adapted from others. I don't think they should (or need to) have a copyright. Although it doesn't hurt to say it was based off another file, but I don't have a stake in this. Eric is best to comment on this.
Are there things you can put as methods in the category of vector bundles? At least I think there should be an abstract method for the base space, and maybe also the projection map (i.e., things in this category should have a common way to give the defining properties).
This code doesn't do anything:
if update_atlas: # TODO: if self._atlas not empty, introduce charts pass
I would change Moebius
to Möbius
in the documentation (also make sure to add the utf8 encoding # * coding: utf8 *
to the first line of such files).
 desc = "Module "  desc += self._name + " "  desc += "of sections "  desc += "on the {} ".format(self._domain)  desc += "with values in the " + self._vbundle.base_field_type() + " "  desc += "vector bundle " + self._vbundle._name + " "  desc += "of rank {}".format(self._vbundle.rank()) + desc = "Module {} of sections on the {} with values in the {} vector bundle of rank {}" + desc = desc.format(self._name, self._domain, self._vbundle.base_field_type(), self._vbundle.rank())
Sets the default local frame on ``self``. +Set the default local frame on ``self``.
I will probably have more changes, but I don't have time right now to look in full detail.
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comment:60 in reply to: ↑ 57 ; followup: ↓ 63 Changed 2 years ago by
Thanks for your feedback!
Replying to tscrim:
Docbuild errors are notoriously quite difficult. Unfortunately it usually just means going over the file carefully with some general hint from the error message about what you should be looking for. I can also go through it if you haven't been able to find what is going wrong.
I guess, I have eliminated all doctest errors caused by these files. Please overlook this.
As for authorship, I would say just listing yourself as the author because you did write the code, even if it is adapted from others. I don't think they should (or need to) have a copyright. Although it doesn't hurt to say it was based off another file, but I don't have a stake in this. Eric is best to comment on this.
Done. I kept Eric in the copyrights. Is that appropriate?
This code doesn't do anything:
if update_atlas: # TODO: if self._atlas not empty, introduce charts passI would change
Moebius
toMöbius
in the documentation (also make sure to add the utf8 encoding# * coding: utf8 *
to the first line of such files). desc = "Module "  desc += self._name + " "  desc += "of sections "  desc += "on the {} ".format(self._domain)  desc += "with values in the " + self._vbundle.base_field_type() + " "  desc += "vector bundle " + self._vbundle._name + " "  desc += "of rank {}".format(self._vbundle.rank()) + desc = "Module {} of sections on the {} with values in the {} vector bundle of rank {}" + desc = desc.format(self._name, self._domain, self._vbundle.base_field_type(), self._vbundle.rank())Sets the default local frame on ``self``. +Set the default local frame on ``self``.
Done!
Are there things you can put as methods in the category of vector bundles? At least I think there should be an abstract method for the base space, and maybe also the projection map (i.e., things in this category should have a common way to give the defining properties).
What do you mean? :/
comment:61 Changed 2 years ago by
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comment:62 Changed 2 years ago by
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67cf8df  Merge branch 'develop' into t/28159/vector_bundles

comment:63 in reply to: ↑ 60 ; followup: ↓ 64 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
Replying to tscrim:
Docbuild errors are notoriously quite difficult. Unfortunately it usually just means going over the file carefully with some general hint from the error message about what you should be looking for. I can also go through it if you haven't been able to find what is going wrong.
I guess, I have eliminated all doctest errors caused by these files. Please overlook this.
Thanks for this painful work. It is true that sphinx messages are not very informative. In particular the line numbers do not refer to the start of the file but to the start of the docstring. For this reason, one should not hesitate to build the doc often, possibly after each modification of a doctring. For this, do not run make doc
, which takes ages (*), use instead sage docbuild reference/manifolds html
.
(*) hopefully there is a ticket about this (I don't remember which one at the moment).
As for authorship, I would say just listing yourself as the author because you did write the code, even if it is adapted from others. I don't think they should (or need to) have a copyright. Although it doesn't hurt to say it was based off another file, but I don't have a stake in this. Eric is best to comment on this.
Done. I kept Eric in the copyrights. Is that appropriate?
I think you can remove my name from the copyright, leaving just yours.
I'll have a look at the code soon.
New commits:
54237ef  Pyflakes and Coverage

67cf8df  Merge branch 'develop' into t/28159/vector_bundles

comment:64 in reply to: ↑ 63 Changed 2 years ago by
Thank you! I fixed pyflakes and coverage errors. I'm looking forward to your review! :)
comment:65 Changed 2 years ago by
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comment:66 Changed 2 years ago by
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Thanks for completing the documentation.
With python3 Sage 9.0.beta0, I've got the following errors:
 sage t long warnlong 53.2 src/sage/categories/vector_bundles.py # 2 doctests failed sage t long warnlong 53.2 src/sage/manifolds/section.py # 2 doctests failed sage t long warnlong 53.2 src/sage/manifolds/chart_func.py # 1 doctest failed sage t long warnlong 53.2 src/sage/manifolds/section_module.py # 10 doctests failed sage t long warnlong 53.2 src/sage/manifolds/vector_bundle.py # 1 doctest failed 
They appear on the patchbot report too.
Besides, there is a warning when building the documentation:
[manifolds] <unknown>:1956: DeprecationWarning: invalid escape sequence \c
comment:67 Changed 2 years ago by
There is also some wrong indentation in the docstring of class TopologicalVectorBundle
, starting from line 85 of src/sage/manifolds/vector_bundle.py
. This alters the output of the html documentation.
comment:68 Changed 2 years ago by
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comment:69 Changed 2 years ago by
This should be fixed now.
comment:70 Changed 2 years ago by
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comment:71 followup: ↓ 72 Changed 2 years ago by
The error in src/sage/manifolds/chart_func.py
should not belong to this ticket. I fixed it anyway.
comment:72 in reply to: ↑ 71 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
The error in
src/sage/manifolds/chart_func.py
should not belong to this ticket.
Yes it does: there is no such error in Sage 9.0.beta0. Anyway, thanks for the fixes.
comment:73 Changed 2 years ago by
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I still get some errors:
 sage t long warnlong 54.2 src/sage/manifolds/section.py # 1 doctest failed sage t long warnlong 54.2 src/sage/manifolds/chart_func.py # 2 doctests failed sage t long warnlong 54.2 src/sage/manifolds/vector_bundle.py # 1 doctest failed sage t long warnlong 54.2 src/sage/manifolds/section_module.py # 1 doctest failed 
comment:74 followup: ↓ 77 Changed 2 years ago by
That's pretty strange:
 For
section.py
I get no errors. What is your error message?  The two
chart_func.py
errors are not related to this ticket. However, it seems a#random
mark is needed here.
The other issues get fixed soon. I'll change the status.
comment:75 Changed 2 years ago by
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15ca7ea  SectionModule representation + doctest fixes

comment:76 Changed 2 years ago by
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comment:77 in reply to: ↑ 74 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
That's pretty strange:
 For
section.py
I get no errors. What is your error message?
Here it is:
sage t long src/sage/manifolds/section.py ********************************************************************** File "src/sage/manifolds/section.py", line 305, in sage.manifolds.section.Section._latex_ Failed example: omega = E.section(name='\omega') Expected nothing Got: doctest:warning ... DeprecationWarning: invalid escape sequence \o ********************************************************************** 1 item had failures: 1 of 6 in sage.manifolds.section.Section._latex_ [735 tests, 1 failure, 29.78 s]
This is because the raw string marker r
is missing in front of '\omega'
: the line 305 should read
sage: omega = E.section(name=r'\omega')
Probably the reason why you don't get this error is that you are using Python 2 version of Sage, which is less strict in this respect (however, this is still an error, since the LaTeX output will not be correct). On general ground, I would advise you to use Python 3 version of Sage for development, since Sage 9.0 will be Python 3 based. Installing Python 3 Sage is pretty easy:
git clone https://github.com/sagemath/sage.git cd sage git checkout develop git pull make configure ./configure withpython=3 MAKE="make j8" make
comment:78 followup: ↓ 79 Changed 2 years ago by
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Oh yeah, thank you! :) I am going to try a new test run after the python3 compilation. Till then, I keep this ticket on needs_work.
comment:79 in reply to: ↑ 78 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
Oh yeah, thank you! :) I am going to try a new test run after the python3 compilation. Till then, I keep this ticket on needs_work.
OK. On my (Python 3) side, the doctest error in section.py
is the last remaining one. However, there are various errors in the html output of the documentation. For instance, in the section "Trivializations", some links are wrong (class names not clickable or expressions as :class:`sage.manifolds.chart_func.ChartFunction
appearing in the output) and some ::
are missing before doctest blocs. Could you please fix those?
comment:80 Changed 2 years ago by
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3a7d29b  Minor doctest fixes

comment:81 Changed 2 years ago by
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Changed. Can you please check the docbuild for me?
comment:82 Changed 2 years ago by
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116cbfa  SectionMOdule added to documentation

comment:83 Changed 2 years ago by
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comment:84 Changed 2 years ago by
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comment:85 Changed 2 years ago by
I've gone through the documentation and have introduced some fixes in the above commit (comment:84).
In particular, I've added an entry point for the category of vector bundles, as well as for fibers and fiber elements. I've also fixed hyperlinks, quote issues, missing ::
and the invalid escape sequence mentioned in comment:66. You can see the full list of changes here. Do you agree with them?
comment:86 followup: ↓ 88 Changed 2 years ago by
Thank you so much for overlooking my code and your effort! There was still quite a lot to do.
There's just one thing in differentiable/vector_bundle.py
around line 389 in the class TensorBundle
:
"OUPUT" > "OUTPUT"
Apart from that, I agree. :)
comment:87 Changed 2 years ago by
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b8eba57  Slight changes in the documentation and code of vector bundles

comment:88 in reply to: ↑ 86 ; followup: ↓ 89 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
There's just one thing in
differentiable/vector_bundle.py
around line 389 in the classTensorBundle
:"OUPUT" > "OUTPUT"
Corrected in the above commit. I've also introduced minor changes to improve the documentation (I hope).
I have also performed some changes in the code, replacing self._dest_map
by self._dest_map.restrict(domain)
in DifferentiableVectorBundle.section()
and DifferentiableVectorBundle.local_frame()
. Besides, I have made the latter return NotImplementedError
when the tensor bundle is not the tangent bundle, because in such a case, a VectorFrame
should not be returned. Do you agree? Shall we maintain the alias vector_frame
for local_frame
?
I have some question regarding the methods atlas()
, change_of_frame()
, changes_of_frame
, coframes()
, frames()
, set_change_of_frame()
, transition()
, transitions()
of class DifferentiableVectorBundle
: are these methods really necessary? As currently implemented, they return only features of the base manifold. In particular, none of them is using the tensor type (k, l)
of self
.
comment:89 in reply to: ↑ 88 ; followup: ↓ 90 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to egourgoulhon:
I have also performed some changes in the code, replacing
self._dest_map
byself._dest_map.restrict(domain)
inDifferentiableVectorBundle.section()
andDifferentiableVectorBundle.local_frame()
.
Thank you! :)
Besides, I have made the latter return
NotImplementedError
when the tensor bundle is not the tangent bundle, because in such a case, aVectorFrame
should not be returned. Do you agree? Shall we maintain the aliasvector_frame
forlocal_frame
?
In this case, I do not agree. Altough actual frames of general tensor bundles are not implemented, vector frames induce them canonically. In the whole preexisting code, a vector frame is used for declaration and output of tensor fields. So, in my opinion, we should keep it this way (at least until general tensor product bundles are implemented). However, a corresponding remark in the documentation might be a good idea.
I have some question regarding the methods
atlas()
,change_of_frame()
,changes_of_frame
,coframes()
,frames()
,set_change_of_frame()
,transition()
,transitions()
of classDifferentiableVectorBundle
: are these methods really necessary? As currently implemented, they return only features of the base manifold. In particular, none of them is using the tensor type(k, l)
ofself
.
The class TopologicalVectorBundle
consists of these methods and TensorBundle
inherits from it, so it must carry out these methods as well. But since all its features are already regulated through the manifold's framework (tensor bundles are induced by differentiable charts and their transitions), the vector bundle implementation is obsolete in this case and the methods must be overwritten. Likewise, a remark in the documentation might be useful, here. Do you have a better solution in mind?
Another thing: In a next step, I want to inherit TensorField
from Section
(and perhaps VectorFrame
from LocalFrame
) in order to minimize code redundancies. Keeping in mind, when my modifications in #28519 are finished, Section
and TrivialSection
should be adapted anyways.
comment:90 in reply to: ↑ 89 ; followup: ↓ 92 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
Besides, I have made the latter return
NotImplementedError
when the tensor bundle is not the tangent bundle, because in such a case, aVectorFrame
should not be returned. Do you agree? Shall we maintain the aliasvector_frame
forlocal_frame
?In this case, I do not agree. Altough actual frames of general tensor bundles are not implemented, vector frames induce them canonically. In the whole preexisting code, a vector frame is used for declaration and output of tensor fields. So, in my opinion, we should keep it this way (at least until general tensor product bundles are implemented).
OK, I see.
However, a corresponding remark in the documentation might be a good idea.
Yes, there should be a warning that the returned object is actually not a bundle local frame, although it canonically determines it, as you say. The same thing holds for the method trivialization()
, which returns a chart on the base manifold and actually not a trivialization in the sense of a vector bundle.
I have some question regarding the methods
atlas()
,change_of_frame()
,changes_of_frame
,coframes()
,frames()
,set_change_of_frame()
,transition()
,transitions()
of classDifferentiableVectorBundle
: are these methods really necessary? As currently implemented, they return only features of the base manifold. In particular, none of them is using the tensor type(k, l)
ofself
.The class
TopologicalVectorBundle
consists of these methods andTensorBundle
inherits from it, so it must carry out these methods as well. But since all its features are already regulated through the manifold's framework (tensor bundles are induced by differentiable charts and their transitions), the vector bundle implementation is obsolete in this case and the methods must be overwritten.
OK.
Likewise, a remark in the documentation might be useful, here.
Indeed.
Do you have a better solution in mind?
Not at the moment.
I let you revert the NotImplementedError
and add the relevent warnings.
Another thing: In a next step, I want to inherit
TensorField
fromSection
(and perhapsVectorFrame
fromLocalFrame
) in order to minimize code redundancies.
Yes, I guess by "next step", you mean "in another ticket".
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770e699  More detailed documentation

comment:92 in reply to: ↑ 90 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to egourgoulhon:
I let you revert the
NotImplementedError
and add the relevent warnings.
Done.
Would you take a short look for typos etc?
Also, I've changed the name of the base space in the documentation of TensorBundle
to N
instead of U
.
Do you agree so far? Any more suggestions?
Yes, I guess by "next step", you mean "in another ticket".
Of course. :)
comment:93 Changed 2 years ago by
Ah, I've also fixed the filter algorithms for the frames. (Unfortunately, I missed it in the commit message.)
comment:94 Changed 2 years ago by
There are some more things I noticed. I'm going to take of it later this day.
comment:95 Changed 2 years ago by
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22e6666  Documentation improvements, i.e. frames along maps

comment:96 followup: ↓ 98 Changed 2 years ago by
Please take a look. I made many modifications and fixes in the documentation.
comment:97 Changed 2 years ago by
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comment:98 in reply to: ↑ 96 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
Please take a look. I made many modifications and fixes in the documentation.
Thanks for the improvements in the documentation!
I've just pushed a minor fix in some :meth:
hyperlink.
I think the ticket is ready to go.
comment:99 Changed 2 years ago by
Just wait a moment. I have still some fixes, coming soon.
comment:100 Changed 2 years ago by
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be0b7d0  further methods added + 'local_frame' invokes vector field module's method + doc improvements

comment:101 Changed 2 years ago by
There we go. I had a short discussion with a collegue of mine in which I noticed some more things. But that should be it. Please take a short look.
comment:102 Changed 2 years ago by
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comment:103 Changed 2 years ago by
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I've just discovered that, with this ticket branch, the AdS notebook stalls at cell 92, which introduces the transition map from conformal coordinates to Poincaré coordinates. Running the notebook with Sage 9.0.beta1 shows no problem. So the issue is caused by some piece of code in this ticket.
Cell 92 seems to run forever, or at least to take a very long time. After 15 min or so, I halted it by Kernel > Interrupt in the Jupyter menu. It appeared then that the code was stalled in line 1147 of src/sage/manifolds/differentiable/chart.py
:
ch_basis_inv = ch_basis.inverse()
So I strongly suspect the issue to be due to the change in the computation of inverse automorphism fields introduced in this ticket.
comment:104 Changed 2 years ago by
This could be related to #28189, especially to the bug reported afterwards which has been partially fixed in #28570 (was this particular ticket merged in your testing?).
If there are no other options left, we can readd the SR enforcement for now. However, I suggest to construct a minimal example where this particular issue fails and report the error, since it seems to be a bigger problem deep in framework of matrices.
comment:105 followup: ↓ 106 Changed 2 years ago by
Wait. Why does the program compute the inverse anyway? This should not happen automatically, right? At least, in the next cell the inverse is set manually.
comment:106 in reply to: ↑ 105 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
Wait. Why does the program compute the inverse anyway? This should not happen automatically, right? At least, in the next cell the inverse is set manually.
It computes the inverse of the Jacobian matrix, not the inverse of the transition map.
comment:107 Changed 2 years ago by
Okay, I started some debugging process. And apparently, this has nothing to do with the aforementioned issue.
Since the algebra of scalar fields is not a field, the inversion algorithm is division free using adjugate matrices. I guess, this takes much more time than sophisticated algorithms on fields. My suggestion is to claim (at least for sage) that this algebra is a field (like it is done for the symbolic ring). I already started some testing and the computation time shrunk enormously. I've committed the changes.
comment:108 Changed 2 years ago by
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aa7dbaf  'is_field' method added returning 'True'

comment:109 Changed 2 years ago by
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comment:110 Changed 2 years ago by
Just to tell that I am mostly AFK these days. I'll have a look at the ticket on Friday.
comment:111 followup: ↓ 112 Changed 2 years ago by
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I don't agree with the proposed fix for it goes against mathematical correctness: the method is_field()
of ScalarFieldAlgebra
shall not return True
, the algebra of scalar fields being not a field (in particular, it is not an integral domain).
I would propose that you revert to the original version of AutomorphismFieldParal.__invert__()
and open a new ticket to discus the removal of SR
enforcement in the inversion of automorphism fields. After all, this is not directly connected to vector bundles and therefore does not belong to the current ticket.
comment:112 in reply to: ↑ 111 ; followup: ↓ 113 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to egourgoulhon:
I don't agree with the proposed fix for it goes against mathematical correctness: the method
is_field()
ofScalarFieldAlgebra
shall not returnTrue
, the algebra of scalar fields being not a field (in particular, it is not an integral domain).
Yeah, I feel not comfortable with this solution as well.
I would propose that you revert to the original version of
AutomorphismFieldParal.__invert__()
and open a new ticket to discus the removal ofSR
enforcement in the inversion of automorphism fields. After all, this is not directly connected to vector bundles and therefore does not belong to the current ticket.
This is not entirely true. If the vector bundle is similarly complicated as the example in the notebook, it runs into the same problem.
However, forcing sage to use the inversion algorithm for fields would be very nice!
I will open a ticket on that and suggest this in the sagedevel group. Meanwhile, I undo the SR enforcement at least for tensor fields.
comment:113 in reply to: ↑ 112 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to ghDeRhamSource:
Replying to egourgoulhon:
I don't agree with the proposed fix for it goes against mathematical correctness: the method
is_field()
ofScalarFieldAlgebra
shall not returnTrue
, the algebra of scalar fields being not a field (in particular, it is not an integral domain).Yeah, I feel not comfortable with this solution as well.
Besides, it generated a lot of doctest errors as you can check in the patchbot report.
I will open a ticket on that and suggest this in the sagedevel group. Meanwhile, I undo the SR enforcement at least for tensor fields.
OK, very good.
comment:114 Changed 2 years ago by
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comment:115 Changed 2 years ago by
Committed. Please check, again.
comment:116 Changed 2 years ago by
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comment:117 followup: ↓ 119 Changed 2 years ago by
Again, I don't like so much the methods is_unit()
added to the classes ChartFunction
and ScalarField
. They don't reflect fully the mathematical meaning of being a unit element of a ring. Do you really need these in this ticket? (I don't see clearly the connection with vector bundles).
Side note: self.is_zero()
, as invoked in ChartFunction.is_unit()
, can be very time consuming for large symbolic expressions, since it is trying to simplify the expression to zero. In this respect, the use of is_trivial_zero()
in ScalarField.is_unit()
is better.
comment:118 Changed 2 years ago by
Btw, thanks for having moved the treatment of autormorphism field inverses to #28629.
comment:119 in reply to: ↑ 117 Changed 2 years ago by
Replying to egourgoulhon:
Again, I don't like so much the methods
is_unit()
added to the classesChartFunction
andScalarField
. They don't reflect fully the mathematical meaning of being a unit element of a ring. Do you really need these in this ticket? (I don't see clearly the connection with vector bundles).
I'm not quite sure, but I think this method is mandatory when using the division free algorithm. And the division free algorithm is invoked when changes of frames are established. In general, for vector bundles, frames may be distributed over serveral chart domains, for which the SR enforcement method fails. So yes, this is related to this ticket. I'm not completely satisfied with this either. As soon as the issue in ticket #28629 is solved, this snippet can be deleted again. Should I add a comment in the code about this?
Side note:
self.is_zero()
, as invoked inChartFunction.is_unit()
, can be very time consuming for large symbolic expressions, since it is trying to simplify the expression to zero. In this respect, the use ofis_trivial_zero()
inScalarField.is_unit()
is better.
I agree, this is certainly better.
comment:120 Changed 2 years ago by
Furthermore, I would add a comment in the corresponding ticket, so that this code snippet gets not lost or forgotten.
What do you say?
comment:121 Changed 2 years ago by
 Description modified (diff)
Please take a short look and give me a short feedback. I want to know whether I'm on the right way or not.
Furthermore, I appreciate tricks and advices. Thanks in advance! :)
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Basic structure