Interface to Frobby for fast computations on monomial ideals.¶
The software package Frobby provides a number of computations on monomial ideals. The current main feature is the socle of a monomial ideal, which is largely equivalent to computing the maximal standard monomials, the Alexander dual or the irreducible decomposition.
Operations on monomial ideals are much faster than algorithms designed for ideals in general, which is what makes a specialized library for these operations on monomial ideals useful.
AUTHORS:
Bjarke Hammersholt Roune (20080425): Wrote the Frobby C++ program and the initial version of the Python interface.
Note
The official source for Frobby is <https://www.broune.com/frobby>, which also has documentation and papers describing the algorithms used.

class
sage.interfaces.frobby.
Frobby
¶ Bases:
object

alexander_dual
(monomial_ideal)¶ This function computes the Alexander dual of the passedin monomial ideal. This ideal is the one corresponding to the simplicial complex whose faces are the complements of the nonfaces of the simplicial complex corresponding to the input ideal.
INPUT:
monomial_ideal – The monomial ideal to decompose.
OUTPUT:
The monomial corresponding to the Alexander dual.
EXAMPLES:
This is a simple example of computing irreducible decomposition.
sage: (a, b, c, d) = QQ['a,b,c,d'].gens() # optional  frobby sage: id = ideal(a * b, b * c, c * d, d * a) # optional  frobby sage: alexander_dual = frobby.alexander_dual(id) # optional  frobby sage: true_alexander_dual = ideal(b * d, a * c) # optional  frobby sage: alexander_dual == true_alexander_dual # use sets to ignore order # optional  frobby True
We see how it is much faster to compute this with frobby than the builtin procedure for simplicial complexes.
sage: t=simplicial_complexes.PoincareHomologyThreeSphere() # optional  frobby sage: R=PolynomialRing(QQ,16,’x’) # optional  frobby sage: I=R.ideal([prod([R.gen(i1) for i in a]) for a in t.facets()]) # optional  frobby sage: len(frobby.alexander_dual(I).gens()) # optional  frobby 643

associated_primes
(monomial_ideal)¶ This function computes the associated primes of the passedin monomial ideal.
INPUT:
monomial_ideal – The monomial ideal to decompose.
OUTPUT:
A list of the associated primes of the monomial ideal. These ideals are constructed in the same ring as monomial_ideal is.
EXAMPLES:
sage: R.<d,b,c>=QQ[] # optional  frobby sage: I=[d*b*c,b^2*c,b^10,d^10]*R # optional  frobby sage: frobby.associated_primes(I) # optional  frobby [Ideal (d, b) of Multivariate Polynomial Ring in d, b, c over Rational Field, Ideal (d, b, c) of Multivariate Polynomial Ring in d, b, c over Rational Field]

dimension
(monomial_ideal)¶ This function computes the dimension of the passedin monomial ideal.
INPUT:
monomial_ideal – The monomial ideal to decompose.
OUTPUT:
The dimension of the zero set of the ideal.
EXAMPLES:
sage: R.<d,b,c>=QQ[] # optional  frobby sage: I=[d*b*c,b^2*c,b^10,d^10]*R # optional  frobby sage: frobby.dimension(I) # optional  frobby 1

hilbert
(monomial_ideal)¶ Computes the multigraded HilbertPoincaré series of the input ideal. Use the univariate option to get the univariate series.
The HilbertPoincaré series of a monomial ideal is the sum of all monomials not in the ideal. This sum can be written as a (finite) rational function with \((x_11)(x_21)...(x_n1)\) in the denominator, assuming the variables of the ring are \(x_1,x2,...,x_n\). This action computes the polynomial in the numerator of this fraction.
INPUT:
monomial_ideal – A monomial ideal.
OUTPUT:
A polynomial in the same ring as the ideal.
EXAMPLES:
sage: R.<d,b,c>=QQ[] # optional  frobby sage: I=[d*b*c,b^2*c,b^10,d^10]*R # optional  frobby sage: frobby.hilbert(I) # optional  frobby d^10*b^10*c + d^10*b^10 + d^10*b*c + b^10*c + d^10 + b^10 + d*b^2*c + d*b*c + b^2*c + 1

irreducible_decomposition
(monomial_ideal)¶ This function computes the irreducible decomposition of the passedin monomial ideal. I.e. it computes the unique minimal list of irreducible monomial ideals whose intersection equals monomial_ideal.
INPUT:
monomial_ideal – The monomial ideal to decompose.
OUTPUT:
A list of the unique irredundant irreducible components of monomial_ideal. These ideals are constructed in the same ring as monomial_ideal is.
EXAMPLES:
This is a simple example of computing irreducible decomposition.
sage: (x, y, z) = QQ['x,y,z'].gens() # optional  frobby sage: id = ideal(x ** 2, y ** 2, x * z, y * z) # optional  frobby sage: decom = frobby.irreducible_decomposition(id) # optional  frobby sage: true_decom = [ideal(x, y), ideal(x ** 2, y ** 2, z)] # optional  frobby sage: set(decom) == set(true_decom) # use sets to ignore order # optional  frobby True
We now try the special case of the zero ideal in different rings.
We should also try PolynomialRing(QQ, names=[]), but it has a bug which makes that impossible (see trac ticket #3028).
sage: rings = [ZZ['x'], CC['x,y']] # optional  frobby sage: allOK = True # optional  frobby sage: for ring in rings: # optional  frobby ....: id0 = ring.ideal(0) # optional  frobby ....: decom0 = frobby.irreducible_decomposition(id0) # optional  frobby ....: allOK = allOK and decom0 == [id0] # optional  frobby sage: allOK # optional  frobby True
Finally, we try the ideal that is all of the ring in different rings.
sage: rings = [ZZ['x'], CC['x,y']] # optional  frobby sage: allOK = True # optional  frobby sage: for ring in rings: # optional  frobby ....: id1 = ring.ideal(1) # optional  frobby ....: decom1 = frobby.irreducible_decomposition(id1) # optional  frobby ....: allOK = allOK and decom1 == [id1] # optional  frobby sage: allOK # optional  frobby True
