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Topic: Real time progress of NDSolve
Replies: 3   Last Post: Feb 8, 2013 5:10 AM

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 Kevin J. McCann Posts: 147 Registered: 12/7/04
Re: Real time progress of NDSolve
Posted: Feb 6, 2013 9:27 PM

It is cool. Thanks for sharing.

Kevin

On 2/6/2013 5:51 AM, Alexei Boulbitch wrote:
> Hi all,
> Lately I'd been trying to solve some very complicated ODEs (they arise from modifications of General Relativity), but there were two problems:
> 1) NDSolve would take several (15+) minutes to solve them,
> 2) Many times it would actually fail as the system is very stiff.
> Trying to understand what was going on and also having a real time estimate of the progress of NDSolve, I came up with the following code that actually helped me address the issues mentioned above:
>
> data = {{0, 1}};
> k = 0;
> ProgressIndicator[Dynamic[k], {0, 30}]
> Dynamic[ListPlot[data, Frame -> True,
> PlotRange -> {{0, 31}, {0, 1.2}}]]
> NDSolve[{y'[x] == y[x] Cos[x + y[x]], y[0] == 1}, y, {x, 0, 30},
> StepMonitor :> (Pause[.02]; Set[k, x]; AppendTo[data, {x, y[x]}])];
>
> The ProgressIndicator provides the real time estimate of the progress and the Dynamic+ListPlot show where NDSolve has a certain "difficulty" (notice the "hiccup" in this example at x~12). The ODE used is of course very simple and not the one I used in practice.
>
> In any case, this is not groundbreaking or anything, but it helped me and I thing it's quite cool, so I decided to share it.
>
> Cheers
>
> Hi,
> That's a nice example. I just would like to note that with advent of M9 there is a possibility to use also Gauges for the same purpose as the indicator. Makes the same, but looks less boring. Evaluate this:
>
> Clear[x, y, data, k];
> data = {{0, 1}};
> k = 0;
> HorizontalGauge[Dynamic[k], {0, 30}]
> Dynamic[BulletGauge[k, 20, {0, 30}]]
> Dynamic[ListPlot[data, Frame -> True,
> PlotRange -> {{0, 31}, {0, 1.2}}]]
> NDSolve[{y'[x] == y[x] Cos[x + y[x]], y[0] == 1}, y, {x, 0, 30},
> StepMonitor :> (Pause[.02]; Set[k, x]; AppendTo[data, {x, y[x]}])];
>
> Have fun, Alexei
>
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