Linear matroids
When \(A\) is an \(r\) times \(E\) matrix, the linear matroid \(M[A]\) has ground set \(E\) and, for independent sets, all \(F\) subset of \(E\) such that the columns of \(M[A]\) indexed by \(F\) are linearly independent.
The recommended way to create a linear matroid is by using the Matroid() function, with a representation matrix \(A\) as input. This function will intelligently choose one of the dedicated classes BinaryMatroid, TernaryMatroid, QuaternaryMatroid, RegularMatroid when appropriate. However, invoking the classes directly is possible too. To get access to them, type:
sage: from sage.matroids.advanced import *
See also sage.matroids.advanced. In both cases, it is possible to provide a reduced matrix \(B\), to create the matroid induced by \(A = [ I B ]\):
sage: from sage.matroids.advanced import *
sage: A = Matrix(GF(2), [[1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1], [0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1],
....: [0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 1]])
sage: B = Matrix(GF(2), [[1, 1, 0, 1], [1, 0, 1, 1], [0, 1, 1, 1]])
sage: M1 = Matroid(A)
sage: M2 = LinearMatroid(A)
sage: M3 = BinaryMatroid(A)
sage: M4 = Matroid(reduced_matrix=B)
sage: M5 = LinearMatroid(reduced_matrix=B)
sage: isinstance(M1, BinaryMatroid)
True
sage: M1.equals(M2)
True
sage: M1.equals(M3)
True
sage: M1 == M4
True
sage: M1.is_field_isomorphic(M5)
True
sage: M2 == M3 # comparing LinearMatroid and BinaryMatroid always yields False
False
The LinearMatroid class and its derivatives inherit all methods from the Matroid and BasisExchangeMatroid classes. See the documentation for these classes for an overview. In addition, the following methods are available:
- base_ring()
- characteristic()
- representation()
- representation_vectors()
- is_field_equivalent()
- is_field_isomorphism()
- has_field_minor()
- fundamental_cycle()
- fundamental_cocycle()
- cross_ratios()
- cross_ratio()
- linear_extension()
- linear_coextension()
- linear_extension_chains()
- linear_coextension_cochains()
- linear_extensions()
- linear_coextensions()
BinaryMatroid has all of the LinearMatroid ones, and
TernaryMatroid has all of the LinearMatroid ones, and
QuaternaryMatroid has all of the LinearMatroid ones, and
RegularMatroid has all of the LinearMatroid ones, and
AUTHORS:
Bases: sage.matroids.linear_matroid.LinearMatroid
Binary matroids.
A binary matroid is a linear matroid represented over the finite field with two elements. See LinearMatroid for a definition.
The simplest way to create a BinaryMatroid is by giving only a matrix \(A\). Then, the groundset defaults to range(A.ncols()). Any iterable object \(E\) can be given as a groundset. If \(E\) is a list, then E[i] will label the \(i\)-th column of \(A\). Another possibility is to specify a reduced matrix \(B\), to create the matroid induced by \(A = [ I B ]\).
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
A BinaryMatroid instance based on the data above.
Note
An indirect way to generate a binary matroid is through the Matroid() function. This is usually the preferred way, since it automatically chooses between BinaryMatroid and other classes. For direct access to the BinaryMatroid constructor, run:
sage: from sage.matroids.advanced import *
EXAMPLES:
sage: A = Matrix(GF(2), 2, 4, [[1, 0, 1, 1], [0, 1, 1, 1]])
sage: M = Matroid(A)
sage: M
Binary matroid of rank 2 on 4 elements, type (0, 6)
sage: sorted(M.groundset())
[0, 1, 2, 3]
sage: Matrix(M)
[1 0 1 1]
[0 1 1 1]
sage: M = Matroid(matrix=A, groundset='abcd')
sage: sorted(M.groundset())
['a', 'b', 'c', 'd']
sage: B = Matrix(GF(2), 2, 2, [[1, 1], [1, 1]])
sage: N = Matroid(reduced_matrix=B, groundset='abcd')
sage: M == N
True
Return the base ring of the matrix representing the matroid, in this case \(\GF{2}\).
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.Fano()
sage: M.base_ring()
Finite Field of size 2
Return the bicycle dimension of the binary matroid.
The bicycle dimension of a linear subspace \(V\) is \(\dim(V\cap V^\perp)\). The bicycle dimension of a matroid equals the bicycle dimension of its cocycle-space, and is an invariant for binary matroids. See [Pen12], [GR01] for more information.
OUTPUT:
Integer.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.Fano()
sage: M.bicycle_dimension()
3
Return the value of Brown’s invariant for the binary matroid.
For a binary space \(V\), consider the sum \(B(V):=\sum_{v\in V} i^{|v|}\), where \(|v|\) denotes the number of nonzero entries of a binary vector \(v\). The value of the Tutte Polynomial in the point \((-i, i)\) can be expressed in terms of \(B(V)\), see [Pen12]. If \(|v|\) equals \(2\) modulo 4 for some \(v\in V\cap V^\perp\), then \(B(V)=0\). In this case, Browns invariant is not defined. Otherwise, \(B(V)=\sqrt{2}^k \exp(\sigma \pi i/4)\) for some integers \(k, \sigma\). In that case, \(k\) equals the bycycle dimension of \(V\), and Browns invariant for \(V\) is defined as \(\sigma\) modulo \(8\).
The Brown invariant of a binary matroid equals the Brown invariant of its cocycle-space.
OUTPUT:
Integer.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.Fano()
sage: M.brown_invariant()
0
sage: M = Matroid(Matrix(GF(2), 3, 8, [[1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1],
....: [0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0],
....: [0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0]]))
sage: M.brown_invariant() is None
True
Return the characteristic of the base ring of the matrix representing the matroid, in this case \(2\).
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.Fano()
sage: M.characteristic()
2
Test if the binary matroid is graphic.
A matroid is graphic if there exists a graph whose edge set equals the groundset of the matroid, such that a subset of elements of the matroid is independent if and only if the corresponding subgraph is acyclic.
OUTPUT:
Boolean.
EXAMPLES:
sage: R10 = matroids.named_matroids.R10()
sage: M = Matroid(ring=GF(2), reduced_matrix=R10.representation(
....: reduced=True, labels=False))
sage: M.is_graphic()
False
sage: K5 = matroids.CompleteGraphic(5)
sage: M = Matroid(ring=GF(2), reduced_matrix=K5.representation(
....: reduced=True, labels=False))
sage: M.is_graphic()
True
sage: M.dual().is_graphic()
False
In a recent paper, Geelen and Gerards [GG12] reduced the problem to testing if a system of linear equations has a solution. While not the fastest method, and not necessarily constructive (in the presence of 2-separations especially), it is easy to implement.
Test if the data obey the matroid axioms.
Since this is a linear matroid over the field \(\GF{2}\), this is always the case.
OUTPUT:
True.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(Matrix(GF(2), [[]]))
sage: M.is_valid()
True
Bases: sage.matroids.basis_exchange_matroid.BasisExchangeMatroid
Linear matroids.
When \(A\) is an \(r\) times \(E\) matrix, the linear matroid \(M[A]\) has ground set \(E\) and set of independent sets
\(I(A) =\{F \subseteq E :\) the columns of \(A\) indexed by \(F\) are linearly independent \(\}\)
The simplest way to create a LinearMatroid is by giving only a matrix \(A\). Then, the groundset defaults to range(A.ncols()). Any iterable object E can be given as a groundset. If E is a list, then E[i] will label the \(i\)-th column of \(A\). Another possibility is to specify a reduced matrix \(B\), to create the matroid induced by \(A = [ I B ]\).
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
A LinearMatroid instance based on the data above.
Note
The recommended way to generate a linear matroid is through the Matroid() function. It will automatically choose more optimized classes when present (currently BinaryMatroid, TernaryMatroid, QuaternaryMatroid, RegularMatroid). For direct access to the LinearMatroid constructor, run:
sage: from sage.matroids.advanced import *
EXAMPLES:
sage: from sage.matroids.advanced import *
sage: A = Matrix(GF(3), 2, 4, [[1, 0, 1, 1], [0, 1, 1, 2]])
sage: M = LinearMatroid(A)
sage: M
Linear matroid of rank 2 on 4 elements represented over the Finite
Field of size 3
sage: sorted(M.groundset())
[0, 1, 2, 3]
sage: Matrix(M)
[1 0 1 1]
[0 1 1 2]
sage: M = LinearMatroid(A, 'abcd')
sage: sorted(M.groundset())
['a', 'b', 'c', 'd']
sage: B = Matrix(GF(3), 2, 2, [[1, 1], [1, 2]])
sage: N = LinearMatroid(reduced_matrix=B, groundset='abcd')
sage: M == N
True
Return the base ring of the matrix representing the matroid.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(matrix=Matrix(GF(5), [[1, 0, 1, 1, 1],
....: [0, 1, 1, 2, 3]]))
sage: M.base_ring()
Finite Field of size 5
Return the characteristic of the base ring of the matrix representing the matroid.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(matrix=Matrix(GF(5), [[1, 0, 1, 1, 1],
....: [0, 1, 1, 2, 3]]))
sage: M.characteristic()
5
Return the cross ratio of the four ordered points a, b, c, d after contracting a flat F of codimension 2.
Consider the following matrix with columns labeled by \(\{a, b, c, d\}\).
The cross ratio of the ordered tuple \((a, b, c, d)\) equals \(x\). This method looks at such minors where F is a flat to be contracted, and all remaining elements other than a, b, c, d are deleted.
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
The cross ratio of the four points on the line obtained by contracting F.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(Matrix(GF(7), [[1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1],
....: [0, 1, 0, 1, 2, 4],
....: [0, 0, 1, 3, 2, 6]]))
sage: M.cross_ratio([0], 1, 2, 3, 5)
4
sage: M = Matroid(ring=GF(7), matrix=[[1, 0, 1, 1], [0, 1, 1, 1]])
sage: M.cross_ratio(set(), 0, 1, 2, 3)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
ValueError: points a, b, c, d do not form a 4-point line in M/F
Return the set of cross ratios that occur in this linear matroid.
Consider the following matrix with columns labeled by \(\{a, b, c, d\}\).
The cross ratio of the ordered tuple \((a, b, c, d)\) equals \(x\). The set of all cross ratios of a matroid is the set of cross ratios of all such minors.
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
A list of all cross ratios of this linearly represented matroid that occur in rank-2 minors that arise by contracting a flat F in hyperlines (so by default, those are all cross ratios).
See also
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(Matrix(GF(7), [[1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1],
....: [0, 1, 0, 1, 2, 4],
....: [0, 0, 1, 3, 2, 5]]))
sage: sorted(M.cross_ratios())
[2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
sage: M = matroids.CompleteGraphic(5)
sage: M.cross_ratios()
set([])
Return the dual of the matroid.
Let \(M\) be a matroid with ground set \(E\). If \(B\) is the set of bases of \(M\), then the set \(\{E - b : b \in B\}\) is the set of bases of another matroid, the dual of \(M\).
If the matroid is represented by \([I_1\ \ A]\), then the dual is represented by \([-A^T\ \ I_2]\) for appropriately sized identity matrices \(I_1, I_2\).
OUTPUT:
The dual matroid.
EXAMPLES:
sage: A = Matrix(GF(7), [[1, 1, 0, 1],
....: [1, 0, 1, 1],
....: [0, 1, 1, 1]])
sage: B = - A.transpose()
sage: Matroid(reduced_matrix=A).dual() == Matroid(
....: reduced_matrix=B,
....: groundset=[3, 4, 5, 6, 0, 1, 2])
True
Return the fundamental cycle, relative to B, containing element e.
This is the fundamental cocircuit together with an appropriate signing from the field, such that \(Av=0\), where \(A\) is a representation matrix of the dual, and \(v\) the vector corresponding to the output.
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
A dictionary mapping elements of M.fundamental_cocircuit(B, e) to elements of the ring.
See also
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(Matrix(GF(7), [[1, 0, 1, 1], [0, 1, 1, 4]]))
sage: v = M.fundamental_cocycle([0, 1], 0)
sage: [v[0], v[2], v[3]]
[1, 1, 1]
sage: frozenset(v.keys()) == M.fundamental_cocircuit([0, 1], 0)
True
Return the fundamental cycle, relative to B, containing element e.
This is the fundamental circuit together with an appropriate signing from the field, such that \(Av=0\), where \(A\) is the representation matrix, and \(v\) the vector corresponding to the output.
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
A dictionary mapping elements of M.fundamental_circuit(B, e) to elements of the ring.
See also
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(Matrix(GF(7), [[1, 0, 1, 1], [0, 1, 1, 4]]))
sage: v = M.fundamental_cycle([0, 1], 3)
sage: [v[0], v[1], v[3]]
[6, 3, 1]
sage: frozenset(v.keys()) == M.fundamental_circuit([0, 1], 3)
True
Check if self has a minor field isomorphic to N.
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
Boolean.
See also
Todo
This important method can (and should) be optimized considerably. See [Hlineny] p.1219 for hints to that end.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.Whirl(3)
sage: matroids.named_matroids.Fano().has_field_minor(M)
False
sage: matroids.named_matroids.NonFano().has_field_minor(M)
True
Test if the matroid has a \(U_{2, k}\)-minor.
The matroid \(U_{2, k}\) is a matroid on \(k\) elements in which every subset of at most 2 elements is independent, and every subset of more than two elements is dependent.
The optional argument hyperlines restricts the search space: this method returns False if \(si(M/F)\) is isomorphic to \(U_{2, l}\) with \(l \geq k\) for some \(F\) in hyperlines, and True otherwise.
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
Boolean.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.N1()
sage: M.has_line_minor(4)
True
sage: M.has_line_minor(5)
False
sage: M.has_line_minor(k=4, hyperlines=[['a', 'b', 'c']])
False
sage: M.has_line_minor(k=4, hyperlines=[['a', 'b', 'c'],
....: ['a', 'b', 'd' ]])
True
Test for matroid representation equality.
Two linear matroids \(M\) and \(N\) with representation matrices \(A\) and \(B\) are field equivalent if they have the same groundset, and the identity map between the groundsets is an isomorphism between the representations \(A\) and \(B\). That is, one can be turned into the other using only row operations and column scaling.
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
Boolean.
EXAMPLES:
A BinaryMatroid and LinearMatroid use different representations of the matroid internally, so `` == `` yields False, even if the matroids are equal:
sage: from sage.matroids.advanced import *
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.Fano()
sage: M1 = LinearMatroid(Matrix(M), groundset=M.groundset_list())
sage: M2 = Matroid(groundset='abcdefg',
....: reduced_matrix=[[0, 1, 1, 1],
....: [1, 0, 1, 1],
....: [1, 1, 0, 1]], field=GF(2))
sage: M.equals(M1)
True
sage: M.equals(M2)
True
sage: M.is_field_equivalent(M1)
True
sage: M.is_field_equivalent(M2)
True
sage: M == M1
False
sage: M == M2
True
LinearMatroid instances M and N satisfy M == N if the representations are equivalent up to row operations and column scaling:
sage: M1 = Matroid(groundset='abcd',
....: matrix=Matrix(GF(7), [[1, 0, 1, 1], [0, 1, 1, 2]]))
sage: M2 = Matroid(groundset='abcd',
....: matrix=Matrix(GF(7), [[1, 0, 1, 1], [0, 1, 1, 3]]))
sage: M3 = Matroid(groundset='abcd',
....: matrix=Matrix(GF(7), [[2, 6, 1, 0], [6, 1, 0, 1]]))
sage: M1.equals(M2)
True
sage: M1.equals(M3)
True
sage: M1 == M2
False
sage: M1 == M3
True
sage: M1.is_field_equivalent(M2)
False
sage: M1.is_field_equivalent(M3)
True
sage: M1.is_field_equivalent(M1)
True
Test isomorphism between matroid representations.
Two represented matroids are field isomorphic if there is a bijection between their groundsets that induces a field equivalence between their representation matrices: the matrices are equal up to row operations and column scaling. This implies that the matroids are isomorphic, but the converse is false: two isomorphic matroids can be represented by matrices that are not field equivalent.
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
Boolean.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M1 = matroids.Wheel(3)
sage: M2 = matroids.CompleteGraphic(4)
sage: M1.is_field_isomorphic(M2)
True
sage: M3 = Matroid(bases=M1.bases())
sage: M1.is_field_isomorphic(M3)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
AttributeError: 'sage.matroids.basis_matroid.BasisMatroid' object
has no attribute 'base_ring'
sage: from sage.matroids.advanced import *
sage: M4 = BinaryMatroid(Matrix(M1))
sage: M5 = LinearMatroid(reduced_matrix=Matrix(GF(2), [[-1, 0, 1],
....: [1, -1, 0], [0, 1, -1]]))
sage: M4.is_field_isomorphic(M5)
True
sage: M1 = Matroid(groundset=[0, 1, 2, 3], matrix=Matrix(GF(7),
....: [[1, 0, 1, 1], [0, 1, 1, 2]]))
sage: M2 = Matroid(groundset=[0, 1, 2, 3], matrix=Matrix(GF(7),
....: [[1, 0, 1, 1], [0, 1, 2, 1]]))
sage: M1.is_field_isomorphic(M2)
True
sage: M1.is_field_equivalent(M2)
False
Test if a provided morphism induces a bijection between represented matroids.
Two represented matroids are field isomorphic if the bijection morphism between them induces a field equivalence between their representation matrices: the matrices are equal up to row operations and column scaling. This implies that the matroids are isomorphic, but the converse is false: two isomorphic matroids can be represented by matrices that are not field equivalent.
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
Boolean.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.Fano()
sage: N = matroids.named_matroids.NonFano()
sage: N.is_field_isomorphism(M, {e:e for e in M.groundset()})
False
sage: from sage.matroids.advanced import *
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.Fano() \ ['g']
sage: N = LinearMatroid(reduced_matrix=Matrix(GF(2),
....: [[-1, 0, 1], [1, -1, 0], [0, 1, -1]]))
sage: morphism = {'a':0, 'b':1, 'c': 2, 'd':4, 'e':5, 'f':3}
sage: M.is_field_isomorphism(N, morphism)
True
sage: M1 = Matroid(groundset=[0, 1, 2, 3], matrix=Matrix(GF(7),
....: [[1, 0, 1, 1], [0, 1, 1, 2]]))
sage: M2 = Matroid(groundset=[0, 1, 2, 3], matrix=Matrix(GF(7),
....: [[1, 0, 1, 1], [0, 1, 2, 1]]))
sage: mf1 = {0:0, 1:1, 2:2, 3:3}
sage: mf2 = {0:0, 1:1, 2:3, 3:2}
sage: M1.is_field_isomorphism(M2, mf1)
False
sage: M1.is_field_isomorphism(M2, mf2)
True
Test if the data represent an actual matroid.
Since this matroid is linear, we test the representation matrix.
OUTPUT:
Note
This function does NOT test if the cross ratios are contained in the appropriate set of fundamentals. To that end, use
M.cross_ratios().issubset(F)
where F is the set of fundamentals.
See also
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(ring=QQ, reduced_matrix=Matrix(ZZ,
....: [[1, 0, 1], [1, 1, 0], [0, 1, 1]]))
sage: M.is_valid()
True
sage: from sage.matroids.advanced import * # LinearMatroid
sage: M = LinearMatroid(ring=ZZ, reduced_matrix=Matrix(ZZ,
....: [[1, 0, 1], [1, 1, 0], [0, 1, 1]]))
sage: M.is_valid()
False
Return a linear coextension of this matroid.
A linear coextension of the represented matroid \(M\) by element \(e\) is a matroid represented by
where \(A\) is a representation matrix of \(M\), \(c\) is a new row, and the last column is labeled by \(e\).
This is the dual method of M.linear_extension().
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
A linear matroid \(N = M([A 0; -c 1])\), where \(A\) is a matrix such that the current matroid is \(M[A]\), and \(c\) is either given by row (relative to self.representation()) or has nonzero entries given by cochain.
Note
The minus sign is to ensure this method commutes with dualizing. See the last example.
See also
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(ring=GF(2), matrix=[[1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0],
....: [1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0],
....: [0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1],
....: [0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1]])
sage: M.linear_coextension(6, {0:1, 5: 1}).representation()
[1 1 0 1 0 0 0]
[1 0 1 0 1 0 0]
[0 1 1 0 0 1 0]
[0 0 0 1 1 1 0]
[1 0 0 0 0 1 1]
sage: M.linear_coextension(6, row=[0,1,1,1,0,1]).representation()
[1 1 0 1 0 0 0]
[1 0 1 0 1 0 0]
[0 1 1 0 0 1 0]
[0 0 0 1 1 1 0]
[0 1 1 1 0 1 1]
Coextending commutes with dualizing:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.NonFano()
sage: chain = {'a': 1, 'b': -1, 'f': 1}
sage: M1 = M.linear_coextension('x', chain)
sage: M2 = M.dual().linear_extension('x', chain)
sage: M1 == M2.dual()
True
Create a list of cochains that determine the single-element coextensions of this linear matroid representation.
A cochain is a dictionary, mapping elements from the groundset to elements of the base ring. If \(A\) represents the current matroid, then the coextension is given by \(N = M([A 0; -c 1])\), with the entries of \(c\) given by the cochain. Note that the matroid does not change when row operations are carried out on \(A\).
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
A list of cochains, so each single-element coextension of this linear matroid representation is given by one of these cochains.
If one or more of the above inputs is given, the list is restricted to chains
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(reduced_matrix=Matrix(GF(2),
....: [[1, 1, 0], [1, 0, 1], [0, 1, 1]]))
sage: len(M.linear_coextension_cochains())
8
sage: len(M.linear_coextension_cochains(F=[0, 1]))
4
sage: len(M.linear_coextension_cochains(F=[0, 1], cosimple=True))
0
sage: M.linear_coextension_cochains(F=[3, 4, 5], cosimple=True)
[{3: 1, 4: 1, 5: 1}]
sage: N = Matroid(ring=QQ,
....: reduced_matrix=[[-1, -1, 0], [1, 0, -1], [0, 1, 1]])
sage: N.linear_coextension_cochains(F=[0, 1], cosimple=True,
....: fundamentals=set([1, -1, 1/2, 2]))
[{0: 2, 1: 1}, {0: 1/2, 1: 1}, {0: -1, 1: 1}]
Create a list of linear matroids represented by corank-preserving single-element coextensions of this linear matroid representation.
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
A list of linear matroids represented by corank-preserving single-element coextensions of this linear matroid representation. In particular, the coextension by a loop is not generated.
If one or more of the above inputs is given, the list is restricted to coextensions
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(ring=GF(2),
....: reduced_matrix=[[-1, 0, 1], [1, -1, 0], [0, 1, -1]])
sage: len(M.linear_coextensions())
8
sage: S = M.linear_coextensions(cosimple=True)
sage: S
[Binary matroid of rank 4 on 7 elements, type (3, 7)]
sage: F7 = matroids.named_matroids.Fano()
sage: S[0].is_field_isomorphic(F7.dual())
True
sage: M = Matroid(ring=QQ,
....: reduced_matrix=[[1, 0, 1], [1, 1, 0], [0, 1, 1]])
sage: S = M.linear_coextensions(cosimple=True,
....: fundamentals=[1, -1, 1/2, 2])
sage: len(S)
7
sage: NF7 = matroids.named_matroids.NonFano()
sage: any(N.is_isomorphic(NF7.dual()) for N in S)
True
sage: len(M.linear_coextensions(cosimple=True,
....: fundamentals=[1, -1, 1/2, 2],
....: F=[3, 4]))
1
Return a linear extension of this matroid.
A linear extension of the represented matroid \(M\) by element \(e\) is a matroid represented by \([A\ \ b]\), where \(A\) is a representation matrix of \(M\) and \(b\) is a new column labeled by \(e\).
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
A linear matroid \(N = M([A\ \ b])\), where \(A\) is a matrix such that the current matroid is \(M[A]\), and \(b\) is either given by col or is a weighted combination of columns of \(A\), the weigths being given by chain.
See also
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(ring=GF(2), matrix=[[1, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0],
....: [1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0],
....: [0, 1, 1, 0, 0, 1],
....: [0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 1]])
sage: M.linear_extension(6, {0:1, 5: 1}).representation()
[1 1 0 1 0 0 1]
[1 0 1 0 1 0 1]
[0 1 1 0 0 1 1]
[0 0 0 1 1 1 1]
sage: M.linear_extension(6, col=[0, 1, 1, 1]).representation()
[1 1 0 1 0 0 0]
[1 0 1 0 1 0 1]
[0 1 1 0 0 1 1]
[0 0 0 1 1 1 1]
Create a list of chains that determine the single-element extensions of this linear matroid representation.
A chain is a dictionary, mapping elements from the groundset to elements of the base ring, indicating a linear combination of columns to form the new column. Think of chains as vectors, only independent of representation.
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
A list of chains, so each single-element extension of this linear matroid representation is given by one of these chains.
If one or more of the above inputs is given, the list is restricted to chains
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(reduced_matrix=Matrix(GF(2),
....: [[1, 1, 0], [1, 0, 1], [0, 1, 1]]))
sage: len(M.linear_extension_chains())
8
sage: len(M.linear_extension_chains(F=[0, 1]))
4
sage: len(M.linear_extension_chains(F=[0, 1], simple=True))
0
sage: M.linear_extension_chains(F=[0, 1, 2], simple=True)
[{0: 1, 1: 1, 2: 1}]
sage: N = Matroid(ring=QQ,
....: reduced_matrix=[[-1, -1, 0], [1, 0, -1], [0, 1, 1]])
sage: N.linear_extension_chains(F=[0, 1], simple=True,
....: fundamentals=set([1, -1, 1/2, 2]))
[{0: 1, 1: 1}, {0: -1/2, 1: 1}, {0: -2, 1: 1}]
Create a list of linear matroids represented by rank-preserving single-element extensions of this linear matroid representation.
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
A list of linear matroids represented by rank-preserving single-element extensions of this linear matroid representation. In particular, the extension by a coloop is not generated.
If one or more of the above inputs is given, the list is restricted to matroids
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(ring=GF(2),
....: reduced_matrix=[[-1, 0, 1], [1, -1, 0], [0, 1, -1]])
sage: len(M.linear_extensions())
8
sage: S = M.linear_extensions(simple=True)
sage: S
[Binary matroid of rank 3 on 7 elements, type (3, 0)]
sage: S[0].is_field_isomorphic(matroids.named_matroids.Fano())
True
sage: M = Matroid(ring=QQ,
....: reduced_matrix=[[1, 0, 1], [1, 1, 0], [0, 1, 1]])
sage: S = M.linear_extensions(simple=True,
....: fundamentals=[1, -1, 1/2, 2])
sage: len(S)
7
sage: any(N.is_isomorphic(matroids.named_matroids.NonFano())
....: for N in S)
True
sage: len(M.linear_extensions(simple=True,
....: fundamentals=[1, -1, 1/2, 2], F=[0, 1]))
1
Return a matrix representing the matroid.
Let \(M\) be a matroid on \(n\) elements with rank \(r\). Let \(E\) be an ordering of the groundset, as output by M.groundset_list(). A representation of the matroid is an \(r imes n\) matrix with the following property. Consider column i to be labeled by E[i], and denote by \(A[F]\) the submatrix formed by the columns labeled by the subset \(F \subseteq E\). Then for all \(F \subseteq E\), the columns of \(A[F]\) are linearly independent if and only if \(F\) is an independent set in the matroid.
A reduced representation is a matrix \(D\) such that \([I\ \ D]\) is a representation of the matroid, where \(I\) is an \(r imes r\) identity matrix. In this case, the rows of \(D\) are considered to be labeled by the first \(r\) elements of the list E, and the columns by the remaining \(n - r\) elements.
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
If B == None and reduced == False and order == None then this method will always output the same matrix (except when M._forget() is called): either the matrix used as input to create the matroid, or a matrix in which the lexicographically least basis corresponds to an identity. If only order is not None, the columns of this matrix will be permuted accordingly.
Note
A shortcut for M.representation() is Matrix(M).
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.Fano()
sage: M.representation()
[1 0 0 0 1 1 1]
[0 1 0 1 0 1 1]
[0 0 1 1 1 0 1]
sage: Matrix(M) == M.representation()
True
sage: M.representation(labels=True)
(
[1 0 0 0 1 1 1]
[0 1 0 1 0 1 1]
[0 0 1 1 1 0 1], ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'f', 'g']
)
sage: M.representation(B='efg')
[1 1 0 1 1 0 0]
[1 0 1 1 0 1 0]
[1 1 1 0 0 0 1]
sage: M.representation(B='efg', order='efgabcd')
[1 0 0 1 1 0 1]
[0 1 0 1 0 1 1]
[0 0 1 1 1 1 0]
sage: M.representation(B='abc', reduced=True)
(
[0 1 1 1]
[1 0 1 1]
[1 1 0 1], ['a', 'b', 'c'], ['d', 'e', 'f', 'g']
)
sage: M.representation(B='efg', reduced=True, labels=False,
....: order='gfeabcd')
[1 1 1 0]
[1 0 1 1]
[1 1 0 1]
Return a dictionary that associates a column vector with each element of the matroid.
See also
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.Fano()
sage: E = M.groundset_list()
sage: [M.representation_vectors()[e] for e in E]
[(1, 0, 0), (0, 1, 0), (0, 0, 1), (0, 1, 1), (1, 0, 1), (1, 1, 0),
(1, 1, 1)]
Bases: sage.matroids.linear_matroid.LinearMatroid
Quaternary matroids.
A quaternary matroid is a linear matroid represented over the finite field with four elements. See LinearMatroid for a definition.
The simplest way to create a QuaternaryMatroid is by giving only a matrix \(A\). Then, the groundset defaults to range(A.ncols()). Any iterable object \(E\) can be given as a groundset. If \(E\) is a list, then E[i] will label the \(i\)-th column of \(A\). Another possibility is to specify a ‘reduced’ matrix \(B\), to create the matroid induced by \(A = [I\ \ B]\).
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
A QuaternaryMatroid instance based on the data above.
Note
The recommended way to generate a quaternary matroid is through the Matroid() function. This is usually the preferred way, since it automatically chooses between QuaternaryMatroid and other classes. For direct access to the QuaternaryMatroid constructor, run:
sage: from sage.matroids.advanced import *
EXAMPLES:
sage: GF4 = GF(4, 'x')
sage: x = GF4.gens()[0]
sage: A = Matrix(GF4, 2, 4, [[1, 0, 1, 1], [0, 1, 1, x]])
sage: M = Matroid(A)
sage: M
Quaternary matroid of rank 2 on 4 elements
sage: sorted(M.groundset())
[0, 1, 2, 3]
sage: Matrix(M)
[1 0 1 1]
[0 1 1 x]
sage: M = Matroid(matrix=A, groundset='abcd')
sage: sorted(M.groundset())
['a', 'b', 'c', 'd']
sage: GF4p = GF(4, 'y')
sage: y = GF4p.gens()[0]
sage: B = Matrix(GF4p, 2, 2, [[1, 1], [1, y]])
sage: N = Matroid(reduced_matrix=B, groundset='abcd')
sage: M == N
False
Return the base ring of the matrix representing the matroid, in this case \(\GF{4}\).
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(ring=GF(4, 'y'), reduced_matrix=[[1, 0, 1],
....: [0, 1, 1]])
sage: M.base_ring()
Finite Field in y of size 2^2
Return the bicycle dimension of the quaternary matroid.
The bicycle dimension of a linear subspace \(V\) is \(\dim(V\cap V^\perp)\). We use the inner product \(< v, w >=v_1 w_1^* + ... + v_n w_n^*\), where \(w_i^*\) is obtained from \(w_i\) by applying the unique nontrivial field automorphism of \(\GF{4}\).
The bicycle dimension of a matroid equals the bicycle dimension of its rowspace, and is a matroid invariant. See [Pen12].
OUTPUT:
Integer.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.Q10()
sage: M.bicycle_dimension()
0
Return the characteristic of the base ring of the matrix representing the matroid, in this case \(2\).
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(ring=GF(4, 'y'), reduced_matrix=[[1, 0, 1],
....: [0, 1, 1]])
sage: M.characteristic()
2
Test if the data obey the matroid axioms.
Since this is a linear matroid over the field \(\GF{4}\), this is always the case.
OUTPUT:
True.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(Matrix(GF(4, 'x'), [[]]))
sage: M.is_valid()
True
Bases: sage.matroids.linear_matroid.LinearMatroid
Regular matroids.
A regular matroid is a linear matroid represented over the integers by a totally unimodular matrix.
The simplest way to create a RegularMatroid is by giving only a matrix \(A\). Then, the groundset defaults to range(A.ncols()). Any iterable object \(E\) can be given as a groundset. If \(E\) is a list, then E[i] will label the \(i\)-th column of \(A\). Another possibility is to specify a ‘reduced’ matrix \(B\), to create the matroid induced by \(A = [ I B ]\).
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
A RegularMatroid instance based on the data above.
Note
The recommended way to generate a regular matroid is through the Matroid() function. This is usually the preferred way, since it automatically chooses between RegularMatroid and other classes. Moreover, it will test whether the input actually yields a regular matroid, unlike this class. For direct access to the RegularMatroid constructor, run:
sage: from sage.matroids.advanced import *
Warning
No checks are performed to ensure the input data form an actual regular matroid! If not, the behavior is unpredictable, and the internal representation can get corrupted. If in doubt, run self.is_valid() to ensure the data are as desired.
EXAMPLES:
sage: A = Matrix(ZZ, 2, 4, [[1, 0, 1, 1], [0, 1, 1, 1]])
sage: M = Matroid(A, regular=True)
sage: M
Regular matroid of rank 2 on 4 elements with 5 bases
sage: sorted(M.groundset())
[0, 1, 2, 3]
sage: Matrix(M)
[1 0 1 1]
[0 1 1 1]
sage: M = Matroid(matrix=A, groundset='abcd', regular=True)
sage: sorted(M.groundset())
['a', 'b', 'c', 'd']
Return the base ring of the matrix representing the matroid, in this case \(\ZZ\).
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.R10()
sage: M.base_ring()
Integer Ring
Count the number of bases.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.CompleteGraphic(5)
sage: M.bases_count()
125
ALGORITHM:
Since the matroid is regular, we use Kirchhoff’s Matrix-Tree Theorem. See also Wikipedia article Kirchhoff’s_theorem.
Return the characteristic of the base ring of the matrix representing the matroid, in this case \(0\).
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.R10()
sage: M.characteristic()
0
Test if the matroid has a \(U_{2, k}\)-minor.
The matroid \(U_{2, k}\) is a matroid on \(k\) elements in which every subset of at most 2 elements is independent, and every subset of more than two elements is dependent.
The optional argument hyperlines restricts the search space: this method returns False if \(si(M/F)\) is isomorphic to \(U_{2, l}\) with \(l \geq k\) for some \(F\) in hyperlines, and True otherwise.
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
Boolean.
See also
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.R10()
sage: M.has_line_minor(4)
False
sage: M.has_line_minor(3)
True
sage: M.has_line_minor(k=3, hyperlines=[['a', 'b', 'c'],
....: ['a', 'b', 'd' ]])
True
Test if the regular matroid is graphic.
A matroid is graphic if there exists a graph whose edge set equals the groundset of the matroid, such that a subset of elements of the matroid is independent if and only if the corresponding subgraph is acyclic.
OUTPUT:
Boolean.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.R10()
sage: M.is_graphic()
False
sage: M = matroids.CompleteGraphic(5)
sage: M.is_graphic()
True
sage: M.dual().is_graphic()
False
ALGORITHM:
In a recent paper, Geelen and Gerards [GG12] reduced the problem to testing if a system of linear equations has a solution. While not the fastest method, and not necessarily constructive (in the presence of 2-separations especially), it is easy to implement.
Test if the data obey the matroid axioms.
Since this is a regular matroid, this function tests if the representation matrix is totally unimodular, i.e. if all square submatrices have determinant in \(\{-1, 0, 1\}\).
OUTPUT:
Boolean.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(Matrix(ZZ, [[1, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0, 1],
....: [0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1],
....: [0, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 1]]),
....: regular=True, check=False)
sage: M.is_valid()
False
sage: M = Matroid(graphs.PetersenGraph())
sage: M.is_valid()
True
Bases: sage.matroids.linear_matroid.LinearMatroid
Ternary matroids.
A ternary matroid is a linear matroid represented over the finite field with three elements. See LinearMatroid for a definition.
The simplest way to create a TernaryMatroid is by giving only a matrix \(A\). Then, the groundset defaults to range(A.ncols()). Any iterable object \(E\) can be given as a groundset. If \(E\) is a list, then E[i] will label the \(i\)-th column of \(A\). Another possibility is to specify a ‘reduced’ matrix \(B\), to create the matroid induced by \(A = [I\ \ B]\).
INPUT:
OUTPUT:
A TernaryMatroid instance based on the data above.
Note
The recommended way to generate a ternary matroid is through the Matroid() function. This is usually the preferred way, since it automatically chooses between TernaryMatroid and other classes. For direct access to the TernaryMatroid constructor, run:
sage: from sage.matroids.advanced import *
EXAMPLES:
sage: A = Matrix(GF(3), 2, 4, [[1, 0, 1, 1], [0, 1, 1, 1]])
sage: M = Matroid(A)
sage: M
Ternary matroid of rank 2 on 4 elements, type 0-
sage: sorted(M.groundset())
[0, 1, 2, 3]
sage: Matrix(M)
[1 0 1 1]
[0 1 1 1]
sage: M = Matroid(matrix=A, groundset='abcd')
sage: sorted(M.groundset())
['a', 'b', 'c', 'd']
sage: B = Matrix(GF(2), 2, 2, [[1, 1], [1, 1]])
sage: N = Matroid(ring=GF(3), reduced_matrix=B, groundset='abcd')
sage: M == N
True
Return the base ring of the matrix representing the matroid, in this case \(\GF{3}\).
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.NonFano()
sage: M.base_ring()
Finite Field of size 3
Return the bicycle dimension of the ternary matroid.
The bicycle dimension of a linear subspace \(V\) is \(\dim(V\cap V^\perp)\). The bicycle dimension of a matroid equals the bicycle dimension of its rowspace, and is a matroid invariant. See [Pen12].
OUTPUT:
Integer.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.NonFano()
sage: M.bicycle_dimension()
0
Return the character of the ternary matroid.
For a linear subspace \(V\) over \(GF(3)\) with orthogonal basis \(q_1, \ldots, q_k\) the character equals the product of \(|q_i|\) modulo 3, where the product ranges over the \(i\) such that \(|q_i|\) is not divisible by 3. The character does not depend on the choice of the orthogonal basis. The character of a ternary matroid equals the character of its cocycle-space, and is an invariant for ternary matroids. See [Pen12].
OUTPUT:
Integer.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.NonFano()
sage: M.character()
2
Return the characteristic of the base ring of the matrix representing the matroid, in this case \(3\).
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = matroids.named_matroids.NonFano()
sage: M.characteristic()
3
Test if the data obey the matroid axioms.
Since this is a linear matroid over the field \(\GF{3}\), this is always the case.
OUTPUT:
True.
EXAMPLES:
sage: M = Matroid(Matrix(GF(3), [[]]))
sage: M.is_valid()
True