timescalecalculus python library documentation

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Note: this documentation applies to commit 4c23e99ab3b10fd13c30e485fa8a14973ac333c5 of the repo. There has been a lot of development recently and the documentation is now out-of-date. Please e-mail tomcuchta@gmail.com for questions until the documentation is updated.

This is the documentation for the Python repository timescalecalculus.

The basics

After extracting the files (or cloning the repository), open a Python instance in its folder and type

 >>> import timescalecalculus as tsc

Right now, a time scale in this library can consist of only a finite list of numbers. Fraction types are available. Let $\mathbb{T}=\left\{0,\dfrac{1}{3},\dfrac{1}{2},\dfrac{7}{9},1,2,3,4,5,6,7 \right\}$.

>>> import timescalecalculus as tsc
>>> from fractions import Fraction
>>> ts=tsc.timescale([0,Fraction(1,3),Fraction(1,2),Fraction(7,9),1,2,3,4,5,6,7],'documentation example')
>>> ts.name
'documentation example'
>>> ts.ts
[0, Fraction(1, 3), Fraction(1, 2), Fraction(7, 9), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Forward jump and graininess

The forward jump $\sigma$ can be computed:

>>> ts.sigma(0)
Fraction(1, 3)


>>> ts.sigma(4)


>>> ts.sigma(7)

The forward graininess $\mu$ can be computed:
$\mu \left( \dfrac{1}{3} \right)=\dfrac{1}{2}-\dfrac{1}{3}=\dfrac{1}{6}$

>>> ts.mu(Fraction(1,3))
Fraction(1, 6)

Backward jump and graininess

The backward jump $\rho$ can be used:

>>> ts.rho(1)
Fraction(7, 9)


>>> ts.rho(3)


>>> ts.rho(0)

The backward graininess $\nu$ can be computed:
$\nu\left( \dfrac{7}{9} \right)=\dfrac{7}{9}-\dfrac{1}{2}=\dfrac{5}{18}$

>>> ts.nu(Fraction(7,9))
Fraction(5, 18)


The delta derivative works as expected. The delta derivative of a constant is zero:

>>> ts.dderivative(lambda x: 1,5)

and obeying the delta derivative of squaring function, we see

>>> ts.dderivative(lambda x: x*x,5)

The delta exponential is supported. For example if $\mathbb{T}=\{1,2,3,4,5,6,7\}$ then $e_1(3,1)=(1+\mu(1))(1+\mu(2))=(2)(2)=4$ which is correctly computed:

>>> ts.dexpf(lambda x: 1, 3, 1)

Special functions

Delta exponential $e_p(t,s)$

On $\mathbb{T}=\{1,2,3,4,5\}$

Then the delta exponential $e_1(3,1)$ is given by $$e_1(3,1) = \displaystyle\prod_{k=1}^2 1+\mu(k)(1)=2^{2}=4$$

>>> ts=timescale([1,2,3,4,5])
>>> ts.dexpf(lambda x: 1,3,1)

The function $e_2(3,1)$ is given by $$e_2(3,1) = \displaystyle\prod_{k=1}^2 1+\mu(k)(2)=3^2=9$$

>>> ts.dexpf(lambda x: 2,3,1)

The function $e_{\mathrm{id}}(3,1)$ (where $\mathrm{id}$ is the identity function on $\mathbb{T}$) is given by $$e_{\mathrm{id}}(3,1)=\displaystyle\prod_{k=1}^2 1+\mu(k)k=(1+(1)(1))(1+(1)(2))=6$$

>>> ts.dexpf(lambda x: x,3,1)

The function $e_{e_1(\cdot,1)}(3,1)$ is given by $$e_{e_1(\cdot,1)}(4,1)=\displaystyle\prod_{k=1}^3 1+\mu(k)e_1(k,1)=(1+(1)e_1(1,1))(1+(1)e_1(2,1))(1+(1)e_1(3,1))=(2)(3)(5)=30$$

>>> ts.dexpf(lambda x: ts.dexpf(lambda x: 1,x,1),4,1)

On $\mathbb{T}=\{2,3,5,7,11,13,17\}$

Let $p_k$ denote the $k$th prime number. Then
$e_1(5,2)=\displaystyle\prod_{k=1}^2 1+\mu(p_k)(1)=(1+(1)(1))(1+(2)(1))=6$

>>> ts=tsc.timescale([2,3,5,7,11,13,17],'primes')
>>> ts.dexpf(lambda x: 1, 5,2)

$e_1(11,2)=\displaystyle\prod_{k=1}^4 1+\mu(p_k)(1)=(1+(1)(1))(1+2(1))(1+2(1))(1+4(1))=90$

>>> ts.dexpf(lambda x: 1,11,2)

$e_{\mathrm{id}}(5,2)=\displaystyle\prod_{k=1}^2 1+\mu(p_k)p_k=(1+(1)(2))(1+2(3))=21$

>>> ts.dexpf(lambda x: x,5,2)