Re: Forgets Variables?

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• Subject: [mg97237] Re: Forgets Variables?
• From: Ktota <NuKtoBi at gmail.com>
• Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 01:02:58 -0500 (EST)
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```Thank you for your help Raffy and Bob, i'll try your suggestions and
report here again. This model evolved over time.. i think i will have
also to spend to optimize it as Bob suggests.. his suggestions are
very nice... i'm busy learning Mathematica it seems to be a very

Kind Regards,

Ktota

On 8 Mrz., 10:53, DrMajorBob <btre... at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> I can't get the first statement to execute (in the time I'm willing to =

> wait). If you gave us the values of maxX, eqTime, v, lifetime27SA, et
> cetera, we'd waste a lot less time guessing what your problem might be.
>
> If you want help, ALWAYS start us off where you are. Don't make us
> flounder around where you've already been. Because, of course, why should=

> we?
>
> That said, I'd start by simplifying until the code is understandable, at =

> which point the error will reveal itself. For instance, this:
>
> If[v*(tsum - lifetime35S - eqTime) < 4000,
>   v*(tsum - lifetime35S - eqTime), 4000]
>
> is equivalent to the simpler (and faster)
>
> Min[v*(tsum - lifetime35S - eqTime), 4000]
>
> Similarly, this expression:
>
> If[v*(tsum - eqTime) < 4000, Max[v*(tsum - eqTime), 0], 4000]
>
> is equivalent to
>
> Max[0, Min[v*(tsum - eqTime), 4000]]
>
> Next, it's easy to see that
>
> If[v*(tsum2 - eqTime) < 4000,
>   Sum[Max[v*(tsum - eqTime), 0], {tsum, tsum2 - lifetime27SANTC + 1,
>     tsum2}],
>   Sum[Max[0, Min[v*(tsum - eqTime), 4000]], {tsum,
>     tsum2 - lifetime27SANTC + 1, tsum2}]]
>
> is equivalent to
>
> Clear[q]
> q[ts_] := v*(ts - eqTime);
> If[q@tsum2 < 4000,
>   Sum[Max[q@tsum, 0], {tsum, tsum2 - lifetime27SANTC + 1, tsum2}],
>   Sum[Max[0, Min[q@tsum, 4000]], {tsum, tsum2 - lifetime27SANTC + 1,
>     tsum2}]]
>
> and that's equivalent to (since the Sums have the same limits):
>
> Clear[q]
> q[ts_] := v*(ts - eqTime);
> Sum[If[q@tsum2 < 4000, Max[q@tsum, 0],
>    Max[0, Min[q@tsum, 4000]]], {tsum, tsum2 - lifetime27SANTC + 1,
>    tsum2}]
>
> Similarly, the first If statement:
>
> If[v*(tsum2 - lifetime35S - eqTime) < 4000,
>   Sum[Max[v*(tsum - lifetime35S - eqTime), 0], {tsum,
>     tsum2 - lifetime27SA + 1, tsum2}],
>   Sum[Min[v*(tsum - lifetime35S - eqTime), 4000], {tsum,
>     tsum2 - lifetime27SA + 1, tsum2}]]
>
> is equivalent to
>
> Clear[q]
> q[ts_] := v*(ts - lifetime35S - eqTime);
> Sum[If[q@tsum2 < 4000, Max[q@tsum, 0], Min[q@tsum, 4000]], {tsum,
>    tsum2 - lifetime27SA + 1, tsum2}]
>
> Combining both tricks into one reduces the original expression to:
>
> Clear[q]
> q[life_][ts_] := v (ts - life - eqTime)
> callNormValue =
>    60/maxX Sum[
],
>          tsum2 - lifetime27SA + 1, tsum2}]*(1 - P) +
>       Sum[If[q[0]@tsum2 < 4000, Max[q[0]@tsum, 0],
>          Max[0, Min[q[0]@tsum, 4000]]], {tsum,
>          tsum2 - lifetime27SANTC + 1, tsum2}]*P, {tsum2, 60, t2=
, 60}];
>
> That still won't evaluate without values for all the parameters, but
> you're the only one that knows those, or even knows what ranges they migh=
t
> lie in.
>
> One trick you MIGHT pull, however, is this:
>
> Clear[q]
> q[life_][ts_] := v (ts - life - eqTime)
> callNormValue =
>    60/maxX sum[
],
>          tsum2 - lifetime27SA + 1, tsum2}]*(1 - P) +
>       sum[If[q[0]@tsum2 < 4000, Max[q[0]@tsum, 0],
>          Max[0, Min[q[0]@tsum, 4000]]], {tsum,
>          tsum2 - lifetime27SANTC + 1, tsum2}]*P, {tsum2, 60, t2=
, 60}];
>
> (Now the statement executes.)
>
> callNormValue /. {lifetime35S -> 17, P -> 0.7, t2 -> maxX, sum -> Sum}
>
> (The other parameters still need values, but those could be added to the =

> rule list.)
>
> Bobby
>
>
>
>
>
> On Sat, 07 Mar 2009 01:38:46 -0600, Ktota <NuKt... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi there,
>
> > i have the following procedure:
>
> > callNormValue = (Sum[
> >      If[v*(tsum2 - lifetime35S - eqTime) < 4000,
> >         Sum[Max[v*(tsum - lifetime35S - eqTime), 0], {tsum,
> >           tsum2 - lifetime27SA + 1, tsum2, 1}],
> >         Sum[If[v*(tsum - lifetime35S - eqTime) < 4000,
> >           v*(tsum - lifetime35S - eqTime), 4000], {tsum,
> >           tsum2 - lifetime27SA + 1, tsum2, 1}]]*(1 - P) +
> >       If[v*(tsum2 - eqTime) < 4000,
> >         Sum[Max[v*(tsum - eqTime), 0], {tsum,
> >           tsum2 - lifetime27SANTC + 1, tsum2, 1}],
> >         Sum[If[v*(tsum - eqTime) < 4000, Max[v*(tsum - eqTime),=
0],
> >           4000], {tsum, tsum2 - lifetime27SANTC + 1, tsum2, 1=
}]]*
> >        P, {tsum2, 60, t2, 60}])/(maxX/60);
>
> > i call it with:
> > callNormValue /. {lifetime35S -> 17, P -> 0.7, t2 -> maxX}
>
> > it gives me a proper result, but as soon i change t2 to maxX in the
> > first expression (where i do the sums) it doesn't evaluate the the
> > procedure anymore (maxX has a global value already set). I have
> > actually quite a lot of trouble to hand over values to this
> > procedure.. and i have no idea why it doesn't work.
>
> > (for except lifetime35S,P and t2 all the variables have a set value)
>
> > thank you,
>
> >  Ktota
>
> --
> DrMajor... at bigfoot.com

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