Simplify: Functions to simplify expressions.

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Note Author(s) See Also Examples

Description

nlsSimplify simplifies expressions according to rules specified by newSimplification.

Usage

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nlsSimplify(expr, simpEnv = sysSimplifications, verbose = FALSE)
newSimplification(expr, test, simplification, do_eval = FALSE, 
    simpEnv = sysSimplifications)
sysSimplifications
isFALSE(x)
isZERO(x)
isONE(x)
isMINUSONE(x)
isCALL(x, name)

Arguments

expr

An expression to simplify; this should be a language object.

simpEnv

An environment holding the registered simplifications.

verbose

If TRUE, diagnostics are printed as simplifications are recognized.

test

An expression giving a test to apply to decide whether this simplification applies.

simplification

The new expression to use to replace the original one.

do_eval

Whether to evaluate the new expression (to give an even newer expression) to use as the simplification.

x

An expression to test.

name

The name of a function as a character string.

Details

The nlsSimplify function uses simple rules to simplify expressions. The simplification is aimed at the needs of this package, so the built-in simplificatinos assume that variables and expressions have finite real values. For example, 0*expr will simplify to 0 regardless of the value of expr. (The name is nlsSimplify to avoid a clash with the Simplify function in the Deriv package.)

newSimplification adds a new simplification pattern to the registered collection. The tests are applied to function calls with the same function and number of parameters, in order as specified. Users may specify their own environment (perhaps parented by sysSimplifications) to hold rules if they wish to override the standard rules.

The isFALSE, isZERO, isONE, and isMINUSONE functions are simple functions to test whether expressions are simple constants, similar to isTRUE.

The isCALL function tests whether an expression is a call to a particular function.

To handle functions which act differently depending on which arguments are present, nlsSimplify will simplify the expression missing(.MissingVal) to TRUE. This is used in the definition of the derivative for x - y, where the unary minus is seen as a missing y value.

Value

nlsSimplify returns a simplification of the expression, assuming that variables and functions take real values.

The newSimplification function is called for the side effect of recording a new simplification rule.

If expr or deriv is missing, newSimplification() will report on the currently saved simplifications in simpEnv.

Note

The isFALSE function was added to base R in version 3.5.0; starting with that version, nlsr::isFALSE is simply a copy of it.

Author(s)

Duncan Murdoch

See Also

nlsDeriv, which makes use of nlsSimplify.

Examples

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nlsSimplify(quote(a + 0))
nlsSimplify(quote(exp(1)), verbose = TRUE)

nlsSimplify(quote(sqrt(a + b)))  # standard rule
myrules <- new.env(parent = sysSimplifications)
newSimplification(sqrt(a), TRUE, a^0.5, simpEnv = myrules)
nlsSimplify(quote(sqrt(a + b)), simpEnv = myrules)

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