Jump Problems

Jump Problems

Mathematical Specification of an problem with jumps

Jumps are defined as a Poisson process which occur according to some rate. When multiple jumps are together, the process is a compound Poisson process. On their own, a jump equation on is continuous-time Markov Chain where the time to the next jump is exponentially distributed as calculated by the rate. This type of process, known in biology as "Gillespie discrete stochastic simulations" and modeled by the Chemical Master Equation (CME), is the same thing as adding jumps to a DiscreteProblem. However, any differential equation can be extended by jumps as well. For example, we have an ODE with jumps, denoted by

\[\frac{du}{dt} = f(t,u) + Σ h_i(t,u)N_i(t)\]

where $N_i$ is a Poisson counter of rate $\lambda_i(t,u)$. Extending a stochastic differential equation to have jumps is commonly known as a Jump Diffusion, and is denoted by

\[\frac{du}{dt} = f(t,u) + Σgᵢ(u,t)dWⁱ + Σ h_i(t,u)N_i(t)\]

Variable and Constant Rate Jumps

We denote a jump as variable rate if its rate function is dependent on values which may change between constant rate jumps. For example, if there are multiple jumps whose rates only change when one of them occur, than that set of jumps is a constant rate jump. If the jump's rate depends on the differential equation, time, or by some value which changes outside of some constant rate jump, then it is denoted as variable.

Defining a Constant Rate Jump

The constructor for a ConstantRateJump is:


Defining a Variable Rate Jump

The constructor for a VariableRateJump is:

                   idxs = nothing,

Note that this is the same as defining a ContinuousCallback, except that instead of the condition function, you provide a rate(t,u) function for the rate at a given time and state.

Defining a Jump Problem

To define a JumpProblem, you must first define the basic problem. This can be a DiscreteProblem if there is no differential equation, or an ODE/SDE/DDE/DAE if you would like to augment a differential equation with jumps. Denote this previously defined problem as prob. Then the constructor for the jump problem is:

            save_positions = typeof(prob) <: AbstractDiscreteProblem ? (false,true) : (true,true))

The aggregator is the method for aggregating the constant jumps. These are defined below. jumps is a JumpSet which is just a gathering of jumps. Instead of passing a JumpSet, one may just pass a list of jumps themselves. For example:


and the internals will automatically build the JumpSet. save_positions is the save_positions argument built by the aggregation of the constant rate jumps.

Constant Rate Jump Aggregator

The constant rate jump aggregator is the method by which the constant rate jumps are lumped together. This is required in all algorithms for both speed and accuracy. The current methods are:

To pass the aggregator, pass the instantiation of the type. For example:


will build a problem where the constant rate jumps are solved using Gillespie's Direct SSA method.