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Why Python?
Python is. . .
I Free and open source
I It is a scripting language, meaning that it is interpreted
I It is modern: object oriented, exception handling, dynamic typing etc.
I Plenty of libraries, in particular scientific ones: linear algebra;
visualisation tools: plotting, image analysis; differential equations solving;
symbolic computations; statistics ; etc.
I Many possible usages: Scientific computing (of course :-)), scripting, web
sites, text parsing, etc.
I Used by YouTube, Google, NASA, Los Alamos, NSA among others
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Python vs language XX
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Examples
Python may be used in interactive mode:
>>> x = 3
>>> y = 5
>>> print x + y
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Demo
Demo
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Numbers
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Strings
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Strings
You may also use triple quotes for strings including multiple lines:
""" This is
a long ,
long string """
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Concept: Variable
Variables
A variable is a reference to an object. An object may have several
references. One uses the assignment operator = to assign a value to a
variable.
Example
x = [3 , 4 ] # a list object is created
y = x # this object now has two labels : x and y
del x # we delete one of the labels
del y # both labels are removed : the object is deleted
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Concept: Lists
Lists
A python list is an ordered list of objects, enclosed in square brackets. One
accesses elements of a list using zero-based indices inside square brackets.
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Example
L1 = [1 , 2 ]
L1 [ 0 ] # 1
L1 [ 1 ] # 2
L1 [ 2 ] # raises IndexError
L2 = [ ’a ’ , 1 , [3 , 4 ] ]
L2 [ 0 ] # ’a ’
L2 [ 2 ] [ 0 ] # 3
L2 [ - 1 ] # last element : [3 , 4 ]
L2 [ - 2 ] # second to last : 1
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List Utilities
I range(n) creates a list with n elements, starting with zero:
print range ( 5 )
[0 , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ]
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I range(n) creates a list with n elements, starting with zero:
print range ( 5 )
[0 , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ]
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List Utilities
I range(n) creates a list with n elements, starting with zero:
print range ( 5 )
[0 , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ]
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Comprehensive lists
A convenient way to build up lists is to use the comprehensive lists
construct, possibly with a conditional inside.
Definition
The syntax of a comprehensive list is
[ < expr > for < x > in < list > ]
Example
L = [2 , 3 , 10 , 1 , 5 ]
L2 = [ x * 2 for x in L ] # [4 , 6 , 20 , 2 , 10 ]
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Mathematical Notation
This is very close to the mathematical notation for sets. Compare:
L2 = {2x; x ∈ L}
and
L2 = [ 2 * x for x in L ]
One big difference though is that lists are ordered while sets aren’t.
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Operations on Lists
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for loop
A for loop allows to loop through a list using an index variable. This
variable is successively equal to all the elements in the list.
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for loop
A for loop allows to loop through a list using an index variable. This
variable is successively equal to all the elements in the list.
Example
L = [1 , 2 , 10 ]
for s in L :
print s * 2 ,
# output : 2 4 20
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Repeating a Task
One typical use of the for loop is to repeat a certain task a fixed number
of time:
n = 30
for i in range ( n ) :
do_something # this gets executed n times
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Executing Scripts
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Getting Help
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Conditional Expressions
Definition
A conditional expression is an expression that may have the value True or
False.
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Conditional Expressions
Definition
A conditional expression is an expression that may have the value True or
False.
Some common operators that yield conditional expressions are:
I ==, !=
I <, >, <=, >=
I One combines different boolean values with or and and
I not gives the logical negation of the expression that follows
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Example
2 > = 4 # False
2 < 3 < 4 # True
2 < 3 and 3 < 2 # False
2 ! = 3 < 4 or False # True
2 < = 2 and 2 > = 2 # True
not 2 = = 3 # True
not False or True and False # True !
Note in the last example the rules when using not, and, or.
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Concept: If statement
Concept: conditional statement
A conditional statement delimits a block that will be executed if the
condition is true. An optional block, started with the keyword else will be
executed if the condition is not fulfilled.
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Concept: If statement
Concept: conditional statement
A conditional statement delimits a block that will be executed if the
condition is true. An optional block, started with the keyword else will be
executed if the condition is not fulfilled.
Example
We print the absolute value of x. Mathematically this is defined as x if
x ≥ 0 and −x if x < 0:
x = ... (
if x > = 0 : x if x≥0
print x |x| =
else :
−x else
print - x
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break gets out of the for loop even if the list we are iterating is not
exhausted.
for x in x_values :
if x > threshold :
break
print x
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else checks whether the for loop was broken with the break keyword.
for x in x_values :
if x > threshold :
break
else :
print " all the x are below the threshold "
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I for integers:
nb_students = 16
print " There are % d students " % nb_students
# There are 16 students
I for reals:
average_grade = 3 . 4
print " Average grade : % f " % average_grade
# Average grade : 3 . 400000
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Basics on Functions
Functions are useful to gather similar pieces of code at one place. Consider
the following mathematical function:
x 7→ f (x) := 2x + 1
enthought ®
Anatomy of a Function
Anatomy of a function
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Creating sublists
Slicing
Slicing a list between i and j is creating a copy of its element starting
from element at index i and ending just before j.
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Slicing
Slicing a list between i and j is creating a copy of its element starting
from element at index i and ending just before j.
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Creating sublists
Slicing
Slicing a list between i and j is creating a copy of its element starting
from element at index i and ending just before j.
Example
L = [ ’C ’ , ’l ’ , ’a ’ , ’u ’ , ’s ’]
L [ 1 : 4 ] # remove one element and take three from there :
# [ ’ l ’, ’a ’, ’u ’]
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Partial slicing
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Partial slicing
Mathematical Analogy
This is similar to half lines in R. [−∞, a) means: take all numbers strictly
lower than a; this is similar to the syntax L[:j].
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0 1 2 3 ··· -3 -2 -1
L[2:]
Rule of thumb
Taking all elements from index 2 included amounts to remove the
first two elements
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0 1 2 3 ··· -3 -2 -1
L[2:]
Rule of thumb
Taking all elements from index 2 included amounts to remove the
first two elements
0 1 2 3 ··· -3 -2 -1
L[:2]
Rule of thumb
Taking all elements until index 2 excluded amounts to keep only the
first two elements
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L[:-2]
Rule of thumb
Taking all elements until index -2 excluded amounts to remove the
last two elements
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0 1 2 3 ··· -3 -2 -1
L[:-2]
Rule of thumb
Taking all elements until index -2 excluded amounts to remove the
last two elements
0 1 2 3 ··· -3 -2 -1
L[-2:]
Rule of thumb
Taking all elements from index -2 included amounts to keep only the
last two elements
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L[2:-1]
Rule of thumb
L[i:-j] amounts to remove the first i elements and remove the last
j elements.
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0 1 2 3 ··· -3 -2 -1
L[2:-1]
Rule of thumb
L[i:-j] amounts to remove the first i elements and remove the last
j elements.
0 1 2 3 4 5 ··· -1
L[2:5]
Rule of thumb
L[i:j] amounts to remove the first i and keep the j − i next ones.
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0 1 ··· -5 -4 -3 -2 -1
L[-4:-1]
Rule of thumb
L[-i:-j] amounts to remove the last j and keep the i − j preceding
ones.
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Definition
A tuple is an immutable list. Immutable means that it cannot be modified.
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Definition
A tuple is an immutable list. Immutable means that it cannot be modified.
Example
my_tuple = 1 , 2 , 3 # our first tuple !
len ( my_tuple ) # 3 , same as for lists
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Formatting Strings
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m , i = argmin ( [1 , 2 , 0 ] ) # m is 0 , i is 2
# or :
min_info = argmin ( [1 , 2 , 0 ] )
min_info [ 0 ] # 0
min_info [ 1 ] # 2
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I Tuples are nothing else than immutable lists with a notation without
brackets
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I Tuples are nothing else than immutable lists with a notation without
brackets
I In most cases lists may be used instead of tuples
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I Tuples are nothing else than immutable lists with a notation without
brackets
I In most cases lists may be used instead of tuples
I The bracket free notation is nice but dangerous, you should use
parenthesis when you are not sure:
a , b = b , a # the swap tricks ; equivalent to :
(a , b ) = (b , a )
# but
1 , 2 = = 3 , 4 # returns (1 , False , 4 )
(1 , 2 ) = = (3 , 4 ) # returns False
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Convenient Notations
I Multiple assignment
a = b = c = 1 # a , b and c get the same value 1
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Convenient Notations
I Multiple assignment
a = b = c = 1 # a , b and c get the same value 1
I Increment operators
a + = 1 # same as a = a + 1
b * = 1 # same as b = b * 1
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I Multiple assignment
a = b = c = 1 # a , b and c get the same value 1
I Increment operators
a + = 1 # same as a = a + 1
b * = 1 # same as b = b * 1
I Multiple comparisons
a < b < c # same as : a < b and b < c
a = = b = = c # same as : a == b and b == c
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Function Documentation
Try this out and check the IPython help for that function!
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Functions are objects like everything else. One may pass functions around
as arguments, change their names and delete them.
def square ( x ) :
""" Return the square of ‘x ‘ """
return x * * 2
square ( 4 ) # 16
sq = square # now sq is the same as square
sq ( 4 ) # 16
del square # ‘ square ‘ doesn ’t exist anymore
print newton ( sq , . 2 ) # passing as argument
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Named Arguments
Definition
The argument of a function may be accessed in any order, provided they
are named.
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Default Value
Definition
An argument may be given a default value with the equal sign.
Example
def newton (f , x0 , tol = 1e - 6 ) :
...
# the tolerance is set to the default 1e - 6
newton ( cos , . 2 )
newton ( x0 = .2 , f = cos ) # the same as above
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Plot
I You have already used the command plot. It needs a list of x values
and a list of y values. If a single list is given, the list of x values
range(len(y)) is assumed.
I You may use the keyword argument label to give your curves a
name, and then show them using legend.
x = .2
x1 = [ sin (. 3 * n * x ) for n in range ( 20 ) ]
x2 = [ sin ( 2 * n * x ) for n in range ( 20 ) ]
plot ( x1 , label = ’0 . 3 ’)
plot ( x2 , label = ’2 ’)
legend ()
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Creating errors
Creating an error is called “raise an exception”. You may raise an
exception like this:
raise Exception ( " Something went wrong " )
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Flow Control
An exception stops the flow and looks for the closest enclosing try block.
If it is not caught it continues searching for the next try block.
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Error messages
Golden rule
Never print error messages, raise an exception instead
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Error messages
Golden rule
Never print error messages, raise an exception instead
def factorial ( n ) :
if n < 0 :
raise ValueError ( " A positive integer is expected " )
...
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Definition
Definition
A generator generates objects (to be passed to a for loop). Similar to a list
except that the objects need not exist before entering the loop.
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Definition
Definition
A generator generates objects (to be passed to a for loop). Similar to a list
except that the objects need not exist before entering the loop.
Example
A typical generator is xrange: works like range but produces a generator
instead of a sequence.
for i in xrange ( 100000000 ) :
if i > 10 :
break
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Definition
Definition
A generator generates objects (to be passed to a for loop). Similar to a list
except that the objects need not exist before entering the loop.
Example
A typical generator is xrange: works like range but produces a generator
instead of a sequence.
for i in xrange ( 100000000 ) :
if i > 10 :
break
Infinite
Note that, just as in mathematics, generators may be infinite.
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Create Generators
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Generator Tools
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Generator Tools
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use instead:
L = [ function ( k ) for k in xrange ( n ) ]
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L = list ( g )
# now L is a list with 10 elements
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“Comprehensive” generator
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Zipping generators
for x , y in zip ( xg , yg ) :
print x , y
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Zipping generators
for x , y in zip ( xg , yg ) :
print x , y
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Out-of-bound slices
Example
L = range ( 4 ) # [0 , 1 , 2 , 3 ]
L [ 4 ] # error !
L [ 1 : 100 ] # same as L [ 1 :]
L [ - 100 : - 1 ] # same as L [: - 1 ]
L [ - 100 : 100 ] # same as L [:]
L [ 5 : 0 ] # empty
L [ - 2 : 2 ] # empty WHY ?
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Altering lists
I Replacement or Deletion
L [ 2 : 3 ] = [ 100 , 200 ] # [ ’ a ’, 1 , 100 , 200 , 3 , 4 ]
L [ 2 : 3 ] = [ ] # [ ’ a ’, 1 , 200 , 3 , 4 ]
L [ 3 : ] = [ ] # [ ’ a ’, 1 , 200 ]
I Insertion
L [ 1 : 1 ] = [ 1000 , 2000 ] # [ ’ a ’, 1000 , 2000 , 1 , 100 ]
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Strides
Definition
When computing slices one may also specify a stride which is the length of
the step from one index to the other. The default stride is one.
Example
L = range ( 100 )
L [ : 10 : 2 ] # [0 , 2 , 4 , 6 , 8 ]
L [ : : 20 ] # [0 , 20 , 40 , 60 , 80 ]
L [ 10 : 20 : 3 ] # [ 10 , 13 , 16 , 19 ]
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Belonging to a list
Definition
One may use the keywords in and not in to determine whether an
element belongs to a list (similar to ∈ and ∈
/ in mathematics).
Example
L = [ ’a ’ , 1 , ’b ’ , 2 ]
’a ’ in L # True
3 in L # False
4 not in L # True
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Mathematical View
In mathematics one has the following notation, for two sets A and C :
C A := {functions from A to C }
C A×B ≡ (C A )B ≡ (C B )A
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In mathematics one has the following notation, for two sets A and C :
C A := {functions from A to C }
C A×B ≡ (C A )B ≡ (C B )A
f : (a, b) 7→ f (a, b) ≡ a 7→ fa
where
fa : b 7→ f (a, b)
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Practical example
We want to use the function t 7→ sin(2πωt) for various frequencies ω.
Mathematically we have a function
(ω, t) 7→ sin(2πωt)
sinω : t 7→ sin(2πωt)
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Practical example
We want to use the function t 7→ sin(2πωt) for various frequencies ω.
Mathematically we have a function
(ω, t) 7→ sin(2πωt)
sinω : t 7→ sin(2πωt)
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Lists are almost like vectors but the operations on list are not the linear
algebra operation.
Definition
An array represents a vector in linear algebra. It is often initialised from a
list or another vector. Operations +, *, /, - are all elementwise. dot is
used for the scalar product.
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Vector usage
Example
vec = array ( [ 1 . , 3 . ] ) # a vector in the plane
2 * vec # array ([ 2 . , 6 .])
vec * vec # array ([ 1 . , 9 .])
vec / 2 # array ([ 0 .5 , 1 . 5 ])
norm ( vec ) # norm
dot ( vec , vec ) # scalar product
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More examples I
3 * v1
3 * v1 + 2 * v2
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More examples II
# access
v1 [ 0 ] # 1 .
v1 [ 0 ] = 10
# slices
v1 [ : 2 ] # array ([ 10 . , 2 .])
v1 [ : 2 ] = [0 , 1 ] # now v1 == array ([ 0 . , 1 . , 3 .])
v1 [ : 2 ] = [1 ,2 , 3 ] # error !
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So for example the plot of the sine function between zero and ten will be
obtain by:
plot ( xs , sin ( xs ))
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Vectorised Functions
Note that not all functions may be applied on vectors. For instance this
one:
def const ( x ) :
return 1
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Since the + operation is redefined we need a means to concatenate
vectors. This is where the command hstack comes to help.
hstack([v1,v2,...,vn]) concatenates the vectors v1, v2, . . . , vn.
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Concatenating Vectors
Since the + operation is redefined we need a means to concatenate
vectors. This is where the command hstack comes to help.
hstack([v1,v2,...,vn]) concatenates the vectors v1, v2, . . . , vn.
Symplectic permutation
We have a vector of size 2n. We want to permute the first half with the
second half of the vector with sign change:
def symp ( v ) :
n = len ( v ) / / 2 # use the integer division //
return hstack ( [ - v [ - n : ] , v [ : n ] ] )
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Definition
Matrices are represented by arrays of lists of rows, which are lists as well.
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Shape
V = array ( [ 1 . , 2 . , 1 . , 4 . ] )
V . shape # (4 ,) <- tuple with one element
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Transpose
You may switch the two shape elements by transposing the matrix. The
transpose of a matrix Aĳ is a matrix B such that
Bĳ = Aji
A = ...
A . shape # 3 , 4
B = A . T # A transpose
B . shape # 4 , 3
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A = array ( [ [ 1 . , 2 . ] ,
[3., 4.]])
b = array ( [ 1 . , 4 . ] )
x = solve (A , b )
dot (A , x ) # should be almost b
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Slices
Slices are similar to that of lists and vectors except that there are now two
dimensions.
M[i,:] a vector filled by the row i of M
M[:,j] a vector filled by the column j of M
M[2:4,:] slice 2:4 on the lines only
M[2:4,1:4] slice on lines and columns
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Slices are similar to that of lists and vectors except that there are now two
dimensions.
M[i,:] a vector filled by the row i of M
M[:,j] a vector filled by the column j of M
M[2:4,:] slice 2:4 on the lines only
M[2:4,1:4] slice on lines and columns
Omitting a dimension
If you omit an index or a slice, SciPy assumes you are taking rows only.
M[3] is the third row of M
M[1:3] is a matrix with the second and third rows of M .
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Complex Numbers
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Dot multiplication
vector vector X
s= xi yi
i
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vector vector X
s= xi yi
i
matrix vector X
yi = Aĳ xj
j
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Dot multiplication
vector vector X
s= xi yi
i
matrix vector X
yi = Aĳ xj
j
matrix matrix X
Cĳ = Aik Bkj
k
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vector vector X
s= xi yi
i
matrix vector X
yi = Aĳ xj
j
matrix matrix X
Cĳ = Aik Bkj
k
vector matrix X
yj = xi Aĳ
i
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Example
8 9 10 11
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Reshaping
From a given tensor (vector or matrix) one may obtain another tensor by
reshaping.
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Reshaping Example
A = arange ( 6 )
0 1 2 3 4 5
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A . reshape (1 , 6 )
0 1 2 3 4 5
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2
A . reshape (6 , 1 )
3
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0 1 2
A . reshape (2 , 3 )
3 4 5
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0 1
A . reshape (3 , 2 ) 2 3
4 5
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Reshaping Trick
Note that python can guess one of the new dimensions. Just give a
negative integer for the dimension to be guessed:
A = arange ( 12 ) # a vector of length 12
A . reshape (3 , - 1 ) # 3 , 4 matrix
A . reshape ( -1 , 4 ) # same
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Building Matrices
I Piling vectors
I Stacking vectors
I Stacking column matrices
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Building Matrices
I Piling vectors
I Stacking vectors
I Stacking column matrices
The universal method to build matrices is concatenate. This function is
called by several convenient functions
I hstack to stack matrices horizontally
I vstack to stack matrices vertically
I column_stack to stack vectors in columns
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Stacking Vectors
v1 = array ( [1 , 2 ] )
v2 = array ( [3 , 4 ] )
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Stacking Vectors
v1 = array ( [1 , 2 ] )
v2 = array ( [3 , 4 ] ) 1 2
3 4
vstack ( [ v1 , v2 ] )
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v1 = array ( [1 , 2 ] )
v2 = array ( [3 , 4 ] ) 1 3
2 4
column_stack ( [ v1 , v2 ] )
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Example
You may perform a number of
operations on arrays, either on 1 2 3 4
the whole array, or
column-wise or row-wise. The 5 6 7 8
most common are
I max A . sum ()
I min 36
I sum
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Example
You may perform a number of
operations on arrays, either on 1 2 3 4
the whole array, or
column-wise or row-wise. The 5 6 7 8
most common are
I max A . sum ( axis = 0 )
I min The result is a vector
I sum
6 8 10 12
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Example
You may perform a number of
operations on arrays, either on 1 2 3 4
the whole array, or
column-wise or row-wise. The 5 6 7 8
most common are
I max A . sum ( axis = 1 )
I min The result is a vector
I sum
10 26
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Complex Numbers
Complex numbers are as easy to handle as real numbers. Just use the
syntax <number>j to refer to an imaginary number.
I = 1j
I * * 2 # -1
abs ( I ) # 1
I * ( 1 + I ) # -1 + i
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Complex numbers are as easy to handle as real numbers. Just use the
syntax <number>j to refer to an imaginary number.
I = 1j
I * * 2 # -1
abs ( I ) # 1
I * ( 1 + I ) # -1 + i
The real and imaginary parts of a complex number are given by the real
and imag properties
z = ( 1 + 1j ) * * 2
z . real # 0
z . imag # 2
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Complex numbers are as easy to handle as real numbers. Just use the
syntax <number>j to refer to an imaginary number.
I = 1j
I * * 2 # -1
abs ( I ) # 1
I * ( 1 + I ) # -1 + i
The real and imaginary parts of a complex number are given by the real
and imag properties or with the numpy function real and imag for arrays
only.
zs = array ( [ 1 . , 3 . ] ) +
z = ( 1 + 1j ) * * 2
1j * array ( [ 2 . , 4 . ] )
z . real # 0
real ( zs ) # array ([ 1 . , 3 .])
z . imag # 2
imag ( zs ) # array ([ 2 . , 4 .])
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Boolean casting
Definition
Using an if statement with a non-boolean type casts it to a boolean. The
rules are as follow:
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Definition
Using an if statement with a non-boolean type casts it to a boolean. The
rules are as follow:
Notice that almost all types will be silently cast to booleans except arrays.
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Examples
Empty list test
# L is a list
if L :
print " list not empty "
else :
print " list is empty "
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Empty list test
# L is a list
if L :
print " list not empty "
else :
print " list is empty "
Parity test
# n is an integer
if n % 2 :
print " n is odd "
else :
print " n is even "
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Avoid Recursion!
Recursion Iteration
def f ( N ) : for i in xrange (
if N = = 0 : return 0 10000000 ) :
return f ( N - 1 ) pass
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Recursion Iteration
def f ( N ) : for i in xrange (
if N = = 0 : return 0 10000000 ) :
return f ( N - 1 ) pass
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File I/O
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File objects
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Module: pickle
you can pickle any python object even code, e.g. functions.
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Module: pickle
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Boolean Arrays
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Comparing Arrays
Note that because array comparison create boolean arrays one cannot
compare arrays directly.
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Comparing Arrays
Note that because array comparison create boolean arrays one cannot
compare arrays directly.
The solution is to use the methods all and any:
A = array ( [ [1 , 2 ] ,[3 , 4 ] ] )
B = array ( [ [1 , 2 ] ,[3 , 3 ] ] )
A = = B # creates array ([[ True , True ] , [ True , False ]])
( A = = B ). all () # False
( A ! = B ). any () # True
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Boolean Operations
For the same reason as before you cannot use and, or nor not on boolean
arrays! Use the following replacement operators instead:
a and b # error !
a & b # array ([ True , False , False , False ])
a | b # array ([ True , Trues , True , False ])
- a # array ([ False , False , True , True ])
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Multiple iteration
Comprehensive double for
# M is a matrix
M . shape # (3 , 4 )
flat = [ M [i , j ] for i in range ( M . shape [ 0 ] )
for j in range ( M . shape [ 1 ] ) ]
flat # a list of length 12
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Multiple iteration
Comprehensive double for
# M is a matrix
M . shape # (3 , 4 )
flat = [ M [i , j ] for i in range ( M . shape [ 0 ] )
for j in range ( M . shape [ 1 ] ) ]
flat # a list of length 12
zip
x_values = [1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ]
y_values = [ 10 , 20 , 30 , 40 ]
for x , y in zip ( x_values , y_values ) :
print " the value at % f is % f " % (x , y )
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Assignment
Boolean Arrays Iteration Objects and References Objects and Types Classes
Variables !""#$%&'%()*+',('")-./'*()+'0'+'%*'"1))
are References
>>> x = [0, 1, 2] x 0 1 2
# y = x cause x and y to point
# at the same list y
>>> y = x
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Equality vs Identity I
Definition
I Identity is the property of two variables to be the reference to the
same object.
The identity operator is is.
I Equality is the property of two objects to be equal.
The equality operator is ==.
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Equality vs Identity II
Example
To test whether to variables are the same reference you may use is:
L = [ ’a ’ , ’b ’]
L2 = L
L is L2 # True
L2 = [ ’a ’ , ’b ’]
L is L2 # False
L = = L2 # True
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Copy
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Copy
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24 Boolean Arrays
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Comparing Arrays
25 Iteration
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Type of an object
Each object has a type that may be obtained using the function type.
x = [1 , 2 ] # list
type ( x ) # returns list
y = [2 , 3]
type ( x ) = = type ( y ) # True
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Definition
Method and property A method or property is a function bound to an
object. The syntax is
< object > . method ( < arguments ... > )
# or
< object > . property
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Definition
Method and property A method or property is a function bound to an
object. The syntax is
< object > . method ( < arguments ... > )
# or
< object > . property
I lists: append(<obj>)
I arrays: shape, sum(), max() etc.
I complex: real, imag
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We have already seen many types existing in python. For instance, float,
int and complex are types.
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We have already seen many types existing in python. For instance, float,
int and complex are types.
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I object is a keyword
I __init__ is called at the creation of the object
I self is the object itself
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Usage Example
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Adding methods
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Debugging Operator Overloading
29 Debugging
Motivation
Stack
Debugging Mode
30 Operator Overloading
Operators
Brackets
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What is a Bug?
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Bugs in Python
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The Stack
Example
def f () :
...
When an exception is raised you see g ()
def g () :
the stack. It is all the functions that
...
called the function where the h ()
exception was raised. def h () :
raise Exception ()
f ()
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Debugging Operator Overloading
Debugging in IPython
After an exception was raised, enter the debug mode by typing debug.
You are now in debug mode.
You may now inspect the current variables and work as usual.
Demo
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Debugging Operator Overloading
Debug Commands
h help
q quit
l shows current line
u go up in the stack
d go down in the stack
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Debugging Operator Overloading
The advantage with that approach is that you may now resume the
execution.
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29 Debugging
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Stack
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Operators
Operators (+, *, -, etc.) are defined as methods in python.
operator method
+ __add__
* __mul__
- __sub__
/ __div__
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Debugging Operator Overloading
Operators
Operators (+, *, -, etc.) are defined as methods in python.
operator method
+ __add__
* __mul__
- __sub__
/ __div__
Example
Given two lists L1 and L2, the following are exactly equivalent:
L = L1 + L2
L = L1 . __add__ ( L2 )
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Redefining Operators
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More Operators
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Brackets
You may also redefine the brackets:
bracket method
() __call__
[] __getitem__
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Brackets
You may also redefine the brackets:
bracket method
() __call__
[] __getitem__
Example
class polynomial ( object ) :
...
def __call__ ( self , x ) :
return self . eval ( x )
Spring 2009
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Functions
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Functions
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Functions
A function
I takes an input
I computes, creates local variables
I cleans everything except the output
I returns the output
I ...and dies
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Example: Output
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Example: Output
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Example: Output
Bad solution:
def newton (f , x0 , tol ) :
...
return solution , nb_iterations
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Example: Output
Bad solution:
def newton (f , x0 , tol ) :
...
return solution , nb_iterations
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Example: Input
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Example: Input
Usage:
>>> integrate (f ,0 ,1 ,. 003 , 1e -6 ,...)
< bad result >
>>> integrate (f ,0 ,1 ,. 002 , 1e -6 ,...)
< bad result >
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Example: Input
Usage:
>>> integrate (f ,0 ,1 ,. 003 , 1e -6 ,...)
< bad result >
>>> integrate (f ,0 ,1 ,. 002 , 1e -6 ,...)
< bad result >
When the function dies, obviously it also forgets everything about the
input arguments!
You have to give the full set of input at every call.
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Advantages are:
Output Methods return only the essential result, but intermediary
steps are available
Input The inputs are stored and one can modify one part of the
inputs
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Example: Output
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Example: Output
Usage:
solver = Newton ( f )
solution = solver . run (. 2 )
# now if I want the number of iterations :
nbIter = solver . nb_iterations
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Example: Output
Usage:
solver = Newton ( f )
solution = solver . run (. 2 )
# now if I want the number of iterations :
nbIter = solver . nb_iterations
Possible because the the object solver stays alive (although the function
run dies).
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Example: Input
Usage:
>>> sin_int = Integrator ( sin , 0 , 1 , 1e - 6 )
>>> sin_int . compute ()
< bad result >
>>> sin_int . tol = 1e - 3
>>> sin_int . compute ()
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Methods
Method
A method is a function bound to an object. The syntax is
< object > . method ( < arguments ... > )
# or
< object > . property
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Method
A method is a function bound to an object. The syntax is
< object > . method ( < arguments ... > )
# or
< object > . property
For instance:
I list: append(<obj>)
I array: shape, sum(), max() etc.
I complex: real, imag
I Complex: r, i
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Class attributes
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I You may put any kind of code inside a class statement! This code is
read only once.
class C :
2 + 2 # why not ?
def f ( self ) :
...
g = f # now the method g is added to the class
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Documentation
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Debugging
# in the console :
>>> z = Complex (1 , 2 )
>>> print z
1 + 2.i
>>> z
1 + 2.i
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# this is allowed :
my_sine . derivative = my_cosine
Note that:
I functions, as anything else, are objects
I we added a new attribute to an existing object
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Don’t
I No while
I No global
I No map
I No lambda
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Don’t
I No while
I No global
I No map
I No lambda
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No While
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Function arguments
A function has access to variables outside their scope. Don’t use this
feature, the outcome is not reliable.
tolerance = 1e - 6
def algorithm () :
...
if abs ( error ) < tolerance # bad !
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Function arguments
A function has access to variables outside their scope. Don’t use this
feature, the outcome is not reliable.
tolerance = 1e - 6
def algorithm () :
...
if abs ( error ) < tolerance # bad !
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Errors
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Errors
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For loops
Don’t use:
for k in range (...) :
...
element = my_list [ k ]
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For loops
Don’t use:
for k in range (...) :
...
element = my_list [ k ]
or:
for element in my_generator :
No append
Avoid append. It is often used as:
my_list = [ ]
for k in xrange ( n ) :
... # compute some value here
my_list . append ( value )
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No append
Avoid append. It is often used as:
my_list = [ ]
for k in xrange ( n ) :
... # compute some value here
my_list . append ( value )
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def test_algorithm () :
expected = 3
computed = algorithm (...)
assert expected = = computed
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Then:
∆1 c j−1
cj =
∆j x
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Then:
∆1 c j−1
cj =
∆j x
How do we program the opertor ∆j in python?
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∆j
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∆j
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∆j
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x = xy [ : ,0 ] # x values
row = xy [ : ,1 ] # first row
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Initial Value Problem
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Initial Value Problem
IVP
The problem:
Find a function u : [t0 , tf ] → Rn with the property
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Simple Example
The problem
u̇(t) = −3u(t) u(t0 ) = 5
has the solution
u(t) = e−3(t−t0 ) 5
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Initial Value Problem
Discretisation
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Euler’s Method
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U1 = f (ti , ui )
hi hi
U2 = f (ti + , ui + U1 )
2 2
hi hi
U3 = f (ti + , ui + U2 )
2 2
U4 = f (ti + hi , ui + hi U3 )
hi
ui+1 = ui + (U1 + 2U2 + 2U3 + U4 )
6
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init
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Class Attributes
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A dummy method
Some numerical methods use constant step sizes, other variable step sizes.
The change of step sizes is done by a method which is provided here as a
dummy method.
It will be replaced later by something meaningful, when variable stepsizes
are required.
def adjust_step_size ( self )
pass
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Step generator
We define a method independent step generator
def generator ( self , t , u , tf ) :
"""
Generates the (t , u ) values until t > tf
"""
for i in xrange ( self . max_steps ) :
t , u = self . step (t , u )
if t > tf :
break
yield t , u
self . adjust_stepsize ()
else :
raise Exception (
" Final time not reached within max_steps steps " )
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Postprocessing
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A method (heritage)
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Another method
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The rhs-function
def my_ode (t , u ) :
return - 3 * u
my_ode . name = " u ’= - 3 * u "
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Linear Systems
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Performance Broadcasting
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Broadcasting Arrays
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What is slow?
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Slow/Fast
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Vectorization
To improve the performance, one has often to vectorize, i.e., to replace for
loops by numpy functions.
# v is a vector
# we want to shift its values by 5
# slow :
for i in range ( len ( v )) :
v[i] += 5
# fast :
v += 5
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Why Broadcasting
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Why Broadcasting
f → f̄ (t, x) = f (x)
g → ḡ(t, x) = g(t)
and now F = f̄ + ḡ.
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Simple Example
One of the simplest example of broadcasting in mathematics is constants
being broadcast to function.
If C is a scalar one often writes:
f := sin +C
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Simple Example
One of the simplest example of broadcasting in mathematics is constants
being broadcast to function.
If C is a scalar one often writes:
f := sin +C
this is an abuse of notation since one should not be able to add functions
and constants. Constants are however implicitly broadcast to functions:
C̄ (x) := C ∀x
and now
f = sin +C̄
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Mechanism
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Several Variables
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Conventions
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Array Broadcasting
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enthought ®
Array Broadcasting
Example
4x3 4x3
0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0
0 1 2 10 10 10 0 1 2 10 10 10
+ = + =
Adding a0 matrix
1 2 20 20 20
of shape 0 1 2
(4,3) and a matrix of20 size
20 20
(1,3). The second
0 1 2 30 30 30 0 1 2 30 30 30
matrix is extended to the shape (4,3).
4x3 3
0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
0 1 2
10 10 10 10 10 10 0 1 2
+ = + = 10 11 12
20 20 20 20 20 20 0 1 2
20 21 22
30 30 30 30 30 30 0 1 2
stretch 30 31 32
4x1 3
0 and T. Oliphant) 0
(Source: E. Jones 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
10 10 10 10 0 1 2
+ = + =
20 20 20 20 0 1 2
30 30 30 30 0 1 2
stretch stretch
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Example
v is a vector of length n
It is to be broadcast to the shape (m, n).
1. v is automatically reshaped to the shape (1, n)
2. v is extended to (m, n)
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Example
v is a vector of length n
It is to be broadcast to the shape (m, n).
1. v is automatically reshaped to the shape (1, n)
2. v is extended to (m, n)
M = array ( [ [ 11 , 12 , 13 , 14 ] ,
[ 21 , 22 , 23 , 24 ] ,
[ 31 , 32 , 33 , 34 ] ] )
v = array ( [ 100 , 200 , 300 , 400 ] )
M + v # works directly
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Performance Broadcasting
Example
v is a vector of length n
It is to be broadcast to the shape (m, n).
1. v is automatically reshaped to the shape (1, n)
2. v is extended to (m, n)
M = array ( [ [ 11 , 12 , 13 , 14 ] ,
[ 21 , 22 , 23 , 24 ] ,
[ 31 , 32 , 33 , 34 ] ] )
v = array ( [ 100 , 200 , 300 , 400 ] )
M + v # works directly
Result:
111 212 313 414
121 222 323 424
131 232 333 434
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Broadcasting Rules
Performance Broadcasting
The trailing axes of both arrays must either be 1 or have the same
Shape Mismatch
size for broadcasting to occur. Otherwise, a “ValueError:
framesa vector
To broadcast are not aligned”
of length exception
n to the shape (n, m)isthe
thrown.
automatic
reshaping will not work.
mismatch!
4x3 4
0 0 0 0 1 2 3
10 10 10
+ =
20 20 20
30 30 30
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Performance Broadcasting
The trailing axes of both arrays must either be 1 or have the same
Shape Mismatch
size for broadcasting to occur. Otherwise, a “ValueError:
framesa vector
To broadcast are not aligned”
of length exception
n to the shape (n, m)isthe
thrown.
automatic
reshaping will not work.
mismatch!
4x3 4
0 0 0 0 1 2 3
10 10 10
+ =
20 20 20
30 30 30
M = array ( [ [ 11 , 12 , 13 , 14 ] ,
[ 21 , 22 , 23 , 24 ] ,
[ 31 , 32 , 33 , 34 ] ] )
v = array ( [ 100 , 200 , 300 ] )
M + v # error !
M + v . reshape ( -1 , 1 )
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M = array ( [ [ 11 , 12 , 13 , 14 ] ,
[ 21 , 22 , 23 , 24 ] ,
[ 31 , 32 , 33 , 34 ] ] )
v = array ( [ 100 , 200 , 300 ] )
M + v # error !
M + v . reshape ( -1 , 1 )
Result:
111 112 113 114
221 222 223 224
331 332 333 334
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Performance Broadcasting
Typical Examples
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Typical Examples
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38 Modules
Imports and run
__main__ variable
40 Tests
What are tests
nosetest
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Import
To load the contents of a file you may use import but the file is loaded
only once.
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Import
To load the contents of a file you may use import but the file is loaded
only once.
The various syntax are
I from module import something
I from module import *
I import module
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class ...
The tests will be run only when the file is directly run, not when it is
imported.
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Dictionaries
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One may also use items to loop through keys and values:
for key , value in homework_passed . items () :
print " % s % s " % ( key , value )
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One may also use items to loop through keys and values:
for key , value in homework_passed . items () :
print " % s % s " % ( key , value )
One may use the keys and values methods to copy or change the
dictionary:
dict_items = zip ( homework_passed . keys () ,
homework_passed . values ())
other_dict = dict ( dict_items ) # same dictionary
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One may transform this list into an argument list for positional arguments
with the single star operator:
newton ( L [ 0 ] , L [ 1 ] ) # ok but cumbersome
newton ( * L ) # does the same thing
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Similarly, if one is given a dictionary one may use for keyword arguments
the double star operator:
D = { ’ x0 ’: .3 , ’f ’: cos }
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Similarly, if one is given a dictionary one may use for keyword arguments
the double star operator:
D = { ’ x0 ’: .3 , ’f ’: cos }
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Passing arguments
Also in the definition of functions you might find these constructs. This is
often used to pass parameters through a function
def letssee (f , x , * args , * * keywords ) :
return f (x , * args , * * keywords )
def look (x ,y ,z , u ) :
print y , z
print u
return x * * 2
A call gives
L = [1 , 2 ] 1 2
D = { ’u ’: 15 } 15
letssee ( look ,3 , *L , * * D ) Out [ 35 ] : 9
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40 Tests
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nosetest
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Why Tests?
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Automated Tests
Automated tests
I ensure a constant (high) quality standard of your code
I serve as a documentation of the use of your code
I document the test cases → test protocol
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Example
A matrix property:
Two matrices A,B are called similar, if there excists a matrix S, such that
B = S −1 AS. A and B have the same eigenvalues.
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Example (Cont.)
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Example (Cont.)
even reaction on wrong input should be checked
class test_sim ( object ) :
...
S0 = zeros (( 2 , 2 ))
...
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nosetests
OK
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Test Cases
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Test discovering
nosetest will discover all your test automatically provided the name of
the file/class/function starts with test:
nosetests test_file.py:Test_Similar.test_eigenvalue
nosetests test_file.py:Test_Similar
nosetests test_file.py
or even:
nosetests
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Testing Tools
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Advice
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Advice
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I comments with %
% matlab comment # python comment
if z == 0 if z = = 0 :
dosomething dosomething
else else :
dosomethingelse dosomethingelse
end #
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Type
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Operators
2^3 % 8 2**3 # 8
2 ~= 3 % 1 2 ! = 3 # True
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Printing out
Matlab will always display (echo) what you defined unless you end the
assignment with a semicolon
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Operator differences
I No multiple comparison
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Creating matrices
The syntax is
M = [1 2 3; 4 5 6]
size ( M ) % 2 3
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Creating matrices
The syntax is
M = [1 2 3; 4 5 6]
size ( M ) % 2 3
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Creating matrices
The syntax is
M = [1 2 3; 4 5 6]
size ( M ) % 2 3
Since you may not create vectors you must store vectors in row or column
matrices.
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Transpose
The single quote is used for transposing matrices (and for delimiting
strings).
s = ’ abc ’
v = [1:3] % row matrix
v ’ % column matrix
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Shapes
s = size ( M ) s = shape ( M )
s (1) % ok s [ 0 ] # ok
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Operators
V = [1 2 3] V = array ( [1 ,2 , 3 ] )
W = [3 4 5] W = array ( [3 ,4 , 5 ] )
V * W % error !
V .* W % ok V * W # ok
V / W % error !
V ./ W % ok V / W # ok
V ^ W % error !
V .^ W % ok V * * W # ok
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Slices
V = [1 2 3] V = array ( [1 , 2 , 3 ] )
V (2: end ) - V (1: end -1) v[1:] - v[:-1]
V (2:) % error ! V [ 1 : ] # ok
V (2:100) % error ! V [ 1 : 100 ] # same as V [ 1 :]
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for loops
% right :
c = (1:3) ’
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Functions in Matlab
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Functions in Matlab
Local Functions
I available only in the file they are defined
I must be declared after the main file function
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Functions
For file functions the function name is not used; what is used is the name
of the file instead (similar to shell scripting)
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Functions
For file functions the function name is not used; what is used is the name
of the file instead (similar to shell scripting)
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function ret = f ()
To return the value one simply sets the variable ret to the value we want
to return.
ret = 2 % the function returns 2
Notice that the execution will continue after this, unless you write return
(but not return 2)
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Used as:
r = f
r {1} % 2
r {2} % 3
% but
f {1} % error !
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feval and @
Functions are not objects so you must use a special symbol to pass it
around.
function [ res ] = fname ( x )
...
end
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feval and @
Functions are not objects so you must use a special symbol to pass it
around.
function [ res ] = fname ( x )
...
end
You can’t pass this function using fname because fname executes the
function! You have to prevent the execution using the @ operator.
f = @fname
% now how to execute the function ?
f(x)
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Mathematical Functions
Most of the mathematical functions, for computing and plotting, have the
same name in matlab and scipy. Examples are:
I plot, legend, grid, pcolor,. . .
I eig, eigs, svd, qr, . . .
I rand, . . .
I sin, cos, tan,. . .
I det, norm, . . .
I linspace, logspace, roll, . . .
I real, imag, . . .
I sum, max, min, mean, cumsum, cumprod, diff, . . .
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Variables
x = [1 2 3; 4 5 6] x = array ( [ [1 ,2 , 3 ] ,[4 ,5 , 6 ] ] )
y = x y = x
y (1 ,1) = 0 y [0 , 0 ] = 0 # x is changed
x % unchanged x # [[ 0 ,2 , 3 ] ,[4 ,5 , 6 ]]
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Modules
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Exception handling
function a = divideme (b , c )
InfEx = MException ( ’ MATLAB : Inf ’ , ’ division by zero ’ );
a=b/c;
if a == inf def divideme (b , c ) :
throw ( InfEx ) return b / c
end try :
a = divideme (1 , 0 )
try except :
print ’ Division by zero ’
a = divideme (1 ,0)
catch InfEx
disp ( InfEx . message )
end
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License
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