1. Dan Drake
  2. SageTeX


SageTeX / example.tex

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\title{Examples of embedding Sage in \LaTeX{} with \textsf{Sage\TeX}}
\author{Dan Drake and others}

% If you want SageTeX to use Imagemagick's `convert' utility to make eps
% files from png files when generating a dvi file, add the "imagemagick"
% option above:
%    \usepackage[imagemagick]{sagetex}



\section{Inline Sage, code blocks}

This is an example $2+2=\sage{2+2}$. If you raise the current year mod
$100$ (which equals $\sage{mod(\the\year, 100)}$) to the power of the
current day ($\the\day$), you get $\sage{Integer(mod(\the\year,
100))^\the\day}$. Also, $\the\year$ modulo $42$ is $\sage{\the\year
\percent 42}$.

Code block which uses a variable \texttt{s} to store the solutions:
 eqn = [a+b*c==1, b-a*c==0, a+b==5]
 s = solve(eqn, a,b,c)

Solutions of $\mbox{eqn}=\sage{eqn}$:

Now we evaluate the following block:
E = EllipticCurve("37a")
You can't do assignment inside \verb|\sage| macros, since Sage doesn't
know how to typeset the output of such a thing. So you have to use a
code block. The elliptic curve $E$ given by $\sage{E}$ has discriminant

You can do anything in a code block that you can do in Sage and/or
Python. Here we save an elliptic curve into a file.
    E = load('E2')
except IOError:
    E = EllipticCurve([1,2,3,4,5])

The 9999th Fourier coefficient of $\sage{E}$ is

The following code block doesn't appear in the typeset file\dots
  e = 2
  e = 3*e + 1
but we can refer to whatever we did in that code block: $e=\sage{e}$.

  f(x) = log(sin(x)/x)
The Taylor Series of $f$ begins: $\sage{ f.taylor(x, 0, 10) }$.


Here's a plot of the elliptic curve $E$.


  # the var line is unecessary unless you've defined x to be something
  # other than a symbolic variable
  f(x) = -x^3+3*x^2+7*x-4

You can use variables to hold plot objects and do stuff with them.
  p = plot(f, x, -5, 5)

Here's a small plot of $f$ from $-5$ to $5$, which I've centered:

\begin{center} \sageplot[scale=.2]{p} \end{center}

On second thought, use the default size of $3/4$ the \verb|\textwidth|
and don't use axes:

\sageplot{p, axes=False}

Remember, you're using Sage, and can therefore call upon any of the
software packages Sage is built out of.
f = maxima('sin(x)^2*exp(x)')
g = f.integrate('x')
Plot $g(x)$, but don't typeset it.
  # g is a Maxima thingy, it needs to get converted into a Sage object
  plot1 = plot(g.sage(),x,-1,2*pi)

You can specify a file format and options for \verb|includegraphics|.
The default is for EPS and PDF files, which are the best choice in
almost all situations. (Although see the section on 3D plotting.)

\sageplot[angle=45, width=.5\textwidth][png]{plot1}

If you use regular \verb|latex| to make a DVI file, you'll see a box,
because DVI files can't include PNG files. If you use \verb|pdflatex|
that will work. See the documentation for details.

When using \verb|\sageplot|, you can pass in just about anything that
Sage can call \verb|.save()| on to produce a graphics file:

\sageplot{plot1 + plot(f.sage(),x,-1,2*pi,rgbcolor=hue(0.4)), figsize=[1,2]}


G4 = DiGraph({1:[2,2,3,5], 2:[3,4], 3:[4], 4:[5,7], 5:[6]},\
G4plot = G4.plot(layout='circular')

\sageplot{G4plot, axes=False}

To fiddle with aspect ratio, first save the plot object:

  p = plot(x, 0, 1) + circle((0,0), 1)

Now plot it and see the circular circle and nice 45 degree angle:


Indentation and so on works fine.
 s     = 7
 s2    = 2^s
 P.<x> = GF(2)[]
 M     = matrix(parent(x),s2)
 for i in range(s2):
    p  = (1+x)^i
    pc = p.coeffs()
    a  = pc.count(1)
    for j in range(a):
        idx        = pc.index(1)
        M[i,idx+j] = pc.pop(idx)

 matrixprogram = matrix_plot(M,cmap='Greys')
And here's the picture:


Reset \texttt{x} in Sage so that it's not a generator for the polynomial
ring: \sage{var('x')}

\subsection{Plotting (combinatorial) graphs with TikZ}

Sage now includes some nice support for plotting graphs using
\href{http://www.texample.net/tikz/}{TikZ}. Here, we mean things with
vertices and edges, not graphs of a function of one or two variables.

First define our graph:

  g = graphs.PetersenGraph()

Now just do \verb|\sage{}| on it to plot it. You'll need to use the
package for this to work; that package in turn depends on
\href{http://altermundus.com/pages/graph.html}{\texttt{tkz-graph}} and
TikZ. See
  Options for Graphs''} in the Sage reference manual for more details.


The above command just outputs a \texttt{tikzpicture} environment, and
you can control that environment using anything supported by
TikZ---although the output of \verb|\sage{g}| explicitly hard-codes a
lot of things and cannot be flexibly controlled in its current form.

\tikzstyle{every picture}=[rotate=45, scale=1/2]


\subsection{3D plotting}

3D plotting right now is problematic because there's no convenient way
to produce vector graphics. We can make PNGs, though, and since the
\verb|sageplot| command defaults to EPS and PDF, \emph{you must specify
  a valid format for 3D plotting}. Sage right now (version 4.2.1) can't
produce EPS or PDF files from \texttt{plot3d} objects, so if you don't
specify a valid format, things will go badly. You can specify the
``\texttt{imagemagick}'' option, which will use the Imagemagick
\texttt{convert} utility to make EPS files. See the documentation for

Here's the famous Sage cube graph in 3D.

  G = graphs.CubeGraph(5)

% need empty [] so sageplot knows you want png format, and aren't
% passing an option to includegraphics

And here's a regular sort of 3D plot. Since \texttt{plot3d} objects
don't properly support the kind of \texttt{.save()} method that we need,
so we have to work around it a bit and do things manually. Note that we
can't use \verb|\jobname| below. The \texttt{sage.misc.viewer.BROWSER}
bit tells Sage to not pop up a viewer program; otherwise, when you run
the \texttt{.sage} script, it will try to start a viewer program on the
resulting image, which we don't want.

% FIXME: get this working with remote sagetex

  x, y = var('x y')
  g = plot3d(sin(pi*(x^2+y^2))/2,(x,-1,1),(y,-1,1))
  g.show(filename='sage-plots-for-example.tex/my-3d-plot', viewer='tachyon')

{Hey! Run Sage so that this plot exists!}

\section{Pausing Sage\TeX}

Sometimes you want to ``pause'' for a bit while writing your document if
you have embedded a long calculation or just want to concentrate on the
\LaTeX{} and ignore any Sage stuff. You can use the \verb|\sagetexpause|
and \verb|\sagetexunpause| macros to do that.


A calculation: $\sage{factor(2^325 + 1)}$ and a code environment that
simulates a time-consuming calculation. While paused, this will get
skipped over.
  import time

Graphics are also skipped: \sageplot{plot(2*sin(x^2) + x^2, (x, 0, 5))}


\section{Make Sage write your \LaTeX{} for you}

With \textsf{Sage\TeX}, you can not only have Sage do your math for you,
it can write parts of your \LaTeX{} document for you! For example, I
hate writing \texttt{tabular} environments; there's too many fiddly
little bits of punctuation and whatnot\ldots and what if you want to add
a column? It's a pain---or rather, it \emph{was} a pain. Here's how to
make Pascal's triangle. It requires the \texttt{amsmath} package because
of what Sage does when producing a \LaTeX{} representation of a string.
(It puts it inside a \verb|\text| macro.)

def pascals_triangle(n):
    # start of the table
    s  = r"\begin{tabular}{cc|" + "r" * (n+1) + "}"
    s += r"  & & $k$: & \\"
    # second row, with k values:
    s += r"  & "
    for k in [0..n]:
        s += "& %d " % k
    s += r"\\"
    # the n = 0 row:
    s += r"\hline" + "\n" + r"$n$: & 0 & 1 & \\"
    # now the rest of the rows
    for r in [1..n]:
        s += " & %d " % r
        for k in [0..r]:
            s += "& %d " % binomial(r, k)
        s += r"\\"
    # add the last line and return
    s += r"\end{tabular}"
    return s

# how big should the table be?
n = 8

Okay, now here's the table. To change the size, edit \texttt{n} above.
If you have several tables, you can use this to get them all the same
size, while changing only one thing.