Parsing Functions Reference

diofant.parsing.sympy_parser.parse_expr(s, local_dict=None, transformations=(<function lambda_notation>, <function auto_symbol>, <function auto_number>), global_dict=None, evaluate=True)[source]

Converts the string s to a Diofant expression, in local_dict

  • s (str) – The string to parse.

  • local_dict (dict, optional) – A dictionary of local variables to use when parsing.

  • global_dict (dict, optional) – A dictionary of global variables. By default, this is initialized with from diofant import *; provide this parameter to override this behavior (for instance, to parse "Q & S").

  • transformations (tuple, optional) – A tuple of transformation functions used to modify the tokens of the parsed expression before evaluation. The default transformations convert numeric literals into their Diofant equivalents, convert undefined variables into Diofant symbols.

  • evaluate (bool, optional) – When False, the order of the arguments will remain as they were in the string and automatic simplification that would normally occur is suppressed. (see examples)


>>> parse_expr("1/2")
>>> type(_)
<class 'diofant.core.numbers.Half'>
>>> transformations = (standard_transformations +
...                    (implicit_multiplication_application,))
>>> parse_expr("2x", transformations=transformations)

When evaluate=False, some automatic simplifications will not occur:

>>> parse_expr("2**3"), parse_expr("2**3", evaluate=False)
(8, 2**3)

In addition the order of the arguments will not be made canonical. This feature allows one to tell exactly how the expression was entered:

>>> a = parse_expr('1 + x', evaluate=False)
>>> b = parse_expr('x + 1', evaluate=0)
>>> a == b
>>> a.args
(1, x)
>>> b.args
(x, 1)
diofant.parsing.sympy_parser.stringify_expr(s, local_dict, global_dict, transformations)[source]

Converts the string s to Python code, in local_dict

Generally, parse_expr should be used.

diofant.parsing.sympy_parser.eval_expr(code, local_dict, global_dict)[source]

Evaluate Python code generated by stringify_expr.

Generally, parse_expr should be used.

diofant.parsing.maxima.parse_maxima(str, globals=None, name_dict={})[source]

Parsing Transformations Reference

A transformation is a function that accepts the arguments tokens, local_dict, global_dict and returns a list of transformed tokens. They can be used by passing a list of functions to parse_expr() and are applied in the order given.

diofant.parsing.sympy_parser.standard_transformations = (<function lambda_notation>, <function auto_symbol>, <function auto_number>)

Standard transformations for parse_expr(). Inserts calls to Symbol, Integer, and other Diofant datatypes.

diofant.parsing.sympy_parser.split_symbols(tokens, local_dict, global_dict)

Splits symbol names for implicit multiplication.

Intended to let expressions like xyz be parsed as x*y*z. Does not split Greek character names, so theta will not become t*h*e*t*a. Generally this should be used with implicit_multiplication.


Creates a transformation that splits symbol names.

predicate should return True if the symbol name is to be split.

For instance, to retain the default behavior but avoid splitting certain symbol names, a predicate like this would work:

>>> def can_split(symbol):
...     if symbol not in ('list', 'of', 'unsplittable', 'names'):
...             return _token_splittable(symbol)
...     return False
>>> transformation = split_symbols_custom(can_split)
>>> parse_expr('unsplittable', transformations=standard_transformations +
...            (transformation, implicit_multiplication))
diofant.parsing.sympy_parser.implicit_multiplication(result, local_dict, global_dict)[source]

Makes the multiplication operator optional in most cases.

Use this before implicit_application(), otherwise expressions like sin 2x will be parsed as x * sin(2) rather than sin(2*x).


>>> transformations = standard_transformations + (implicit_multiplication,)
>>> parse_expr('3 x y', transformations=transformations)
diofant.parsing.sympy_parser.implicit_application(result, local_dict, global_dict)[source]

Makes parentheses optional in some cases for function calls.

Use this after implicit_multiplication(), otherwise expressions like sin 2x will be parsed as x * sin(2) rather than sin(2*x).


>>> transformations = standard_transformations + (implicit_application,)
>>> parse_expr('cot z + csc z', transformations=transformations)
cot(z) + csc(z)
diofant.parsing.sympy_parser.function_exponentiation(tokens, local_dict, global_dict)[source]

Allows functions to be exponentiated, e.g. cos**2(x).


>>> transformations = standard_transformations + (function_exponentiation,)
>>> parse_expr('sin**4(x)', transformations=transformations)
diofant.parsing.sympy_parser.implicit_multiplication_application(result, local_dict, global_dict)[source]

Allows a slightly relaxed syntax.

  • Parentheses for single-argument method calls are optional.

  • Multiplication is implicit.

  • Symbol names can be split (i.e. spaces are not needed between symbols).

  • Functions can be exponentiated.


>>> parse_expr("10sin**2 x**2 + 3xyz + tan theta",
... transformations=(standard_transformations +
...                  (implicit_multiplication_application,)))
3*x*y*z + 10*sin(x**2)**2 + tan(theta)
diofant.parsing.sympy_parser.rationalize(tokens, local_dict, global_dict)[source]

Converts floats into Rational. Run AFTER auto_number.

diofant.parsing.sympy_parser.convert_xor(tokens, local_dict, global_dict)[source]

Treats XOR, ^, as exponentiation, **.

These are included in :data:diofant.parsing.sympy_parser.standard_transformations and generally don’t need to be manually added by the user.

diofant.parsing.sympy_parser.auto_symbol(tokens, local_dict, global_dict)[source]

Inserts calls to Symbol/Function for undefined variables.

diofant.parsing.sympy_parser.auto_number(tokens, local_dict, global_dict)[source]

Converts numeric literals to use Diofant equivalents.

Complex numbers use I; integer literals use Integer, float literals use Float, and repeating decimals use Rational.