Zulip Chat Archive

Stream: maths

Topic: Cotactic


view this post on Zulip Brendan Seamas Murphy (Dec 15 2019 at 00:58):

Is there a tactic which can prove the dual of a categorical statement? If not, does anybody know prior work (e.g. did someone do this in Coq)?

view this post on Zulip Reid Barton (Dec 15 2019 at 01:01):

No, not yet. We discussed this a long time ago, but there were hardly any examples to apply it to then.

view this post on Zulip Brendan Seamas Murphy (Dec 15 2019 at 01:09):

I'm thinking of doing some abelian category stuff, and this feels like it would be important for quality of life there. I might look into implementing it but it seems tricky

view this post on Zulip Reid Barton (Dec 15 2019 at 01:23):

It probably is tricky. Are you familiar with to_additive? It may make sense to do something similar to that

view this post on Zulip Kevin Buzzard (Dec 15 2019 at 10:20):

One limit of to_additive is that, if I understand correctly, there's no capability for changing the order of inputs. In particular moving from x^n to n \bub x can't be done automatically. This will be much worse in the limit/colimits situation so a baby problem would be to make to_additive handle powers.


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