iterating a little more, unfortunately the "doit" fails at the next bend...

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this code from sympy import * u,B = symbols('u B') e = B*u #here i use an expression instead of a function s = Function('s')(e) print(diff(s,u).doit()) is expected to give somethign like B*Derivative(s(e),e) instead it fails with the output *rrossi@PCCB076:~/data/examples$ python3 test_derivatives2.py B*Subs(Derivative(s(_xi_1), _xi_1), (_xi_1,), (B*u,))Traceback (most recent call last): File "test_derivatives2.py", line 8, in <module> aaa = { Derivative(e,u):symbols('DeDu'), Derivative(s,e):symbols('DsDe') } File "/home/rrossi/.local/lib/python3.5/site-packages/sympy/core/function.py", line 1070, in __new__ Can\'t calculate %s%s derivative wrt %s.''' % (count, ordinal, v)))ValueError: Can't calculate 1st derivative wrt B*u.*i guess what i should really do is to subfunction the class as your propose. However i do not get how to make it to work. in my case "fdiff" is simply not being called class FunctionWithDerivative(Function): nargs = 3 #first argument --> the expression #second argument --> the variable it depends on #second argument --> the derivative @classmethod def eval(cls,expression,x,D): print("--------- in eval -----------------. Looks like here it is not creating the object ...") cls.expression = expression cls.x = x cls.D = D return cls.expression def fdiff(self, argindex=1): print("********** inside fdiff ****",self.args) u = symbols('u') e = Function('e')(u) s = FunctionWithDerivative(symbols('e'), symbols('e'), symbols('DsDe') ) print(diff(s,e).doit()) returns rrossi@PCCB076:~/data/examples$ python3 test_derivatives2.py --------- in eval -----------------. Looks like here it is not creating the object ... s = s diff(s,e).doit() = 0 *and what is the worst... fdiff is NOT being called...*regards Riccardo On Monday, October 17, 2016 at 8:26:04 AM UTC+2, Riccardo Rossi wrote: > > Dear Aaron, > > your suggestion did work, HOWEVER i had to upgrade sympy to 1.0. It did > nothing on 0.7.6 (the default one on ubuntu 16.04) > > only writing here to "document" this behaviour > > regards > Riccardo > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "sympy" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to sympy+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to sympy@googlegroups.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/sympy. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/sympy/69441429-2756-424a-ba4f-97a8cbdd36e5%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.