flow: flow workhorse

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flow workhorse


Compute the flow generated by a deterministic vectorfield or map.


## S4 method for signature 'pomp'
  t0 = timezero(object),
  times = time(object),
  params = coef(object),
  verbose = getOption("verbose", FALSE)



an object of class ‘pomp’, or of a class that extends ‘pomp’. This will typically be the output of pomp, simulate, or one of the pomp inference algorithms.


an array with dimensions nvar x nrep giving the initial conditions of the trajectories to be computed.


the time at which the initial conditions are assumed to hold. By default, this is the zero-time (see timezero).


a numeric vector (length ntimes) containing times at which the itineraries are desired. These must be in non-decreasing order with times[1]>t0. By default, this is the full set of observation times (see time).


a npar x nrep matrix of parameters. Each column is treated as an independent parameter set, in correspondence with the corresponding column of x.


Additional arguments are passed to the ODE integrator (if the skeleton is a vectorfield) and are ignored if it is a map. See ode for a description of the additional arguments accepted by the ODE integrator. By default, this is the parameter vector stored in object (see coef).


logical; if TRUE, diagnostic messages will be printed to the console.


In the case of a discrete-time system (map), flow iterates the map to yield trajectories of the system. In the case of a continuous-time system (vectorfield), flow uses the numerical solvers in deSolve to integrate the vectorfield starting from given initial conditions.


flow returns an array of dimensions nvar x nrep x ntimes. If x is the returned matrix, x[i,j,k] is the i-th component of the state vector at time times[k] given parameters params[,j].

See Also

More on pomp workhorse functions: dinit(), dmeasure(), dprior(), dprocess(), emeasure(), partrans(), pomp-package, rinit(), rmeasure(), rprior(), rprocess(), skeleton(), vmeasure(), workhorses

More on methods for deterministic process models: skeleton(), skeleton_spec, traj_match, trajectory()

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