org.apache.commons.math3.ode.sampling
Interface StepInterpolator

All Superinterfaces:
Externalizable, Serializable
All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractStepInterpolator, NordsieckStepInterpolator

public interface StepInterpolator
extends Externalizable

This interface represents an interpolator over the last step during an ODE integration.

The various ODE integrators provide objects implementing this interface to the step handlers. These objects are often custom objects tightly bound to the integrator internal algorithms. The handlers can use these objects to retrieve the state vector at intermediate times between the previous and the current grid points (this feature is often called dense output).

One important thing to note is that the step handlers may be so tightly bound to the integrators that they often share some internal state arrays. This imply that one should never use a direct reference to a step interpolator outside of the step handler, either for future use or for use in another thread. If such a need arise, the step interpolator must be copied using the dedicated copy() method.

Since:
1.2
Version:
$Id: StepInterpolator.java 1416643 2012-12-03 19:37:14Z tn $
See Also:
FirstOrderIntegrator, SecondOrderIntegrator, StepHandler

Method Summary
 StepInterpolator copy()
          Copy the instance.
 double getCurrentTime()
          Get the current grid point time.
 double[] getInterpolatedDerivatives()
          Get the derivatives of the state vector of the interpolated point.
 double[] getInterpolatedSecondaryDerivatives(int index)
          Get the interpolated secondary derivatives corresponding to the secondary equations.
 double[] getInterpolatedSecondaryState(int index)
          Get the interpolated secondary state corresponding to the secondary equations.
 double[] getInterpolatedState()
          Get the state vector of the interpolated point.
 double getInterpolatedTime()
          Get the time of the interpolated point.
 double getPreviousTime()
          Get the previous grid point time.
 boolean isForward()
          Check if the natural integration direction is forward.
 void setInterpolatedTime(double time)
          Set the time of the interpolated point.
 
Methods inherited from interface java.io.Externalizable
readExternal, writeExternal
 

Method Detail

getPreviousTime

double getPreviousTime()
Get the previous grid point time.

Returns:
previous grid point time

getCurrentTime

double getCurrentTime()
Get the current grid point time.

Returns:
current grid point time

getInterpolatedTime

double getInterpolatedTime()
Get the time of the interpolated point. If setInterpolatedTime(double) has not been called, it returns the current grid point time.

Returns:
interpolation point time

setInterpolatedTime

void setInterpolatedTime(double time)
Set the time of the interpolated point.

Setting the time outside of the current step is now allowed, but should be used with care since the accuracy of the interpolator will probably be very poor far from this step. This allowance has been added to simplify implementation of search algorithms near the step endpoints.

Setting the time changes the instance internal state. If a specific state must be preserved, a copy of the instance must be created using copy().

Parameters:
time - time of the interpolated point

getInterpolatedState

double[] getInterpolatedState()
                              throws MaxCountExceededException
Get the state vector of the interpolated point.

The returned vector is a reference to a reused array, so it should not be modified and it should be copied if it needs to be preserved across several calls.

Returns:
state vector at time getInterpolatedTime()
Throws:
MaxCountExceededException - if the number of functions evaluations is exceeded
See Also:
getInterpolatedDerivatives()

getInterpolatedDerivatives

double[] getInterpolatedDerivatives()
                                    throws MaxCountExceededException
Get the derivatives of the state vector of the interpolated point.

The returned vector is a reference to a reused array, so it should not be modified and it should be copied if it needs to be preserved across several calls.

Returns:
derivatives of the state vector at time getInterpolatedTime()
Throws:
MaxCountExceededException - if the number of functions evaluations is exceeded
Since:
2.0
See Also:
getInterpolatedState()

getInterpolatedSecondaryState

double[] getInterpolatedSecondaryState(int index)
                                       throws MaxCountExceededException
Get the interpolated secondary state corresponding to the secondary equations.

The returned vector is a reference to a reused array, so it should not be modified and it should be copied if it needs to be preserved across several calls.

Parameters:
index - index of the secondary set, as returned by ExpandableStatefulODE.addSecondaryEquations(SecondaryEquations)
Returns:
interpolated secondary state at the current interpolation date
Throws:
MaxCountExceededException - if the number of functions evaluations is exceeded
Since:
3.0
See Also:
getInterpolatedState(), getInterpolatedDerivatives(), getInterpolatedSecondaryDerivatives(int), setInterpolatedTime(double)

getInterpolatedSecondaryDerivatives

double[] getInterpolatedSecondaryDerivatives(int index)
                                             throws MaxCountExceededException
Get the interpolated secondary derivatives corresponding to the secondary equations.

The returned vector is a reference to a reused array, so it should not be modified and it should be copied if it needs to be preserved across several calls.

Parameters:
index - index of the secondary set, as returned by ExpandableStatefulODE.addSecondaryEquations(SecondaryEquations)
Returns:
interpolated secondary derivatives at the current interpolation date
Throws:
MaxCountExceededException - if the number of functions evaluations is exceeded
Since:
3.0
See Also:
getInterpolatedState(), getInterpolatedDerivatives(), getInterpolatedSecondaryState(int), setInterpolatedTime(double)

isForward

boolean isForward()
Check if the natural integration direction is forward.

This method provides the integration direction as specified by the integrator itself, it avoid some nasty problems in degenerated cases like null steps due to cancellation at step initialization, step control or discrete events triggering.

Returns:
true if the integration variable (time) increases during integration

copy

StepInterpolator copy()
                      throws MaxCountExceededException
Copy the instance.

The copied instance is guaranteed to be independent from the original one. Both can be used with different settings for interpolated time without any side effect.

Returns:
a deep copy of the instance, which can be used independently.
Throws:
MaxCountExceededException - if the number of functions evaluations is exceeded during step finalization
See Also:
setInterpolatedTime(double)


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