Interface StepHandler

All Known Implementing Classes:
ContinuousOutputModel, DummyStepHandler, StepNormalizer

public interface StepHandler

This interface represents a handler that should be called after each successful step.

The ODE integrators compute the evolution of the state vector at some grid points that depend on their own internal algorithm. Once they have found a new grid point (possibly after having computed several evaluation of the derivative at intermediate points), they provide it to objects implementing this interface. These objects typically either ignore the intermediate steps and wait for the last one, store the points in an ephemeris, or forward them to specialized processing or output methods.

$Id: 1416643 2012-12-03 19:37:14Z tn $
See Also:
FirstOrderIntegrator, SecondOrderIntegrator, StepInterpolator

Method Summary
 void handleStep(StepInterpolator interpolator, boolean isLast)
          Handle the last accepted step
 void init(double t0, double[] y0, double t)
          Initialize step handler at the start of an ODE integration.

Method Detail


void init(double t0,
          double[] y0,
          double t)
Initialize step handler at the start of an ODE integration.

This method is called once at the start of the integration. It may be used by the step handler to initialize some internal data if needed.

t0 - start value of the independent time variable
y0 - array containing the start value of the state vector
t - target time for the integration


void handleStep(StepInterpolator interpolator,
                boolean isLast)
                throws MaxCountExceededException
Handle the last accepted step

interpolator - interpolator for the last accepted step. For efficiency purposes, the various integrators reuse the same object on each call, so if the instance wants to keep it across all calls (for example to provide at the end of the integration a continuous model valid throughout the integration range, as the ContinuousOutputModel class does), it should build a local copy using the clone method of the interpolator and store this copy. Keeping only a reference to the interpolator and reusing it will result in unpredictable behavior (potentially crashing the application).
isLast - true if the step is the last one
MaxCountExceededException - if the interpolator throws one because the number of functions evaluations is exceeded

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