naginterfaces.library.rand.field_1d_generate¶

naginterfaces.library.rand.
field_1d_generate
(ns, s, lam, rho, statecomm)[source]¶ field_1d_generate
produces realizations of a stationary Gaussian random field in one dimension, using the circulant embedding method. The square roots of the eigenvalues of the extended covariance matrix (or embedding matrix) need to be input, and can be calculated usingfield_1d_user_setup()
orfield_1d_predef_setup()
.For full information please refer to the NAG Library document for g05zp
https://www.nag.com/numeric/nl/nagdoc_27.1/flhtml/g05/g05zpf.html
 Parameters
 nsint
The number of sample points to be generated in realizations of the random field. This must be the same value as supplied to
field_1d_predef_setup()
orfield_1d_user_setup()
when calculating the eigenvalues of the embedding matrix. sint
, the number of realizations of the random field to simulate.
 lamfloat, arraylike, shape
Must contain the square roots of the eigenvalues of the embedding matrix, as returned by
field_1d_predef_setup()
orfield_1d_user_setup()
. rhofloat
Indicates the scaling of the covariance matrix, as returned by
field_1d_predef_setup()
orfield_1d_user_setup()
. statecommdict, RNG communication object, modified in place
RNG communication structure.
This argument must have been initialized by a prior call to
init_repeat()
orinit_nonrepeat()
.
 Returns
 zfloat, ndarray, shape
Contains the realizations of the random field. The th realization, for the sample points, is stored in , for . The sample points are as returned in by
field_1d_predef_setup()
orfield_1d_user_setup()
.
 Raises
 NagValueError
 (errno )
On entry, .
Constraint: .
 (errno )
On entry, .
Constraint: .
 (errno )
On entry, and .
Constraint: .
 (errno )
On entry, at least one element of was negative.
Constraint: all elements of must be nonnegative.
 (errno )
On entry, .
Constraint: .
 (errno )
On entry, [‘state’] vector has been corrupted or not initialized.
 Notes
A onedimensional random field in is a function which is random at every point , so is a random variable for each . The random field has a mean function and a symmetric nonnegative definite covariance function . is a Gaussian random field if for any choice of and , the random vector follows a multivariate Normal distribution, which would have a mean vector with entries and a covariance matrix with entries . A Gaussian random field is stationary if is constant for all and for all and hence we can express the covariance function as a function of one variable: . is known as a variogram (or more correctly, a semivariogram) and includes the multiplicative factor representing the variance such that .
The functions
field_1d_user_setup()
orfield_1d_predef_setup()
, along withfield_1d_generate
, are used to simulate a onedimensional stationary Gaussian random field, with mean function zero and variogram , over an interval , using an equally spaced set of points. The problem reduces to sampling a Normal random vector of size , with mean vector zero and a symmetric Toeplitz covariance matrix . Since is in general expensive to factorize, a technique known as the circulant embedding method is used. is embedded into a larger, symmetric circulant matrix of size , which can now be factorized as , where is the Fourier matrix ( is the complex conjugate of ), is the diagonal matrix containing the eigenvalues of and . is known as the embedding matrix. The eigenvalues can be calculated by performing a discrete Fourier transform of the first row (or column) of and multiplying by , and so only the first row (or column) of is needed – the whole matrix does not need to be formed.As long as all of the values of are nonnegative (i.e., is nonnegative definite), is a covariance matrix for a random vector , two samples of which can now be simulated from the real and imaginary parts of , where and have elements from the standard Normal distribution. Since , this calculation can be done using a discrete Fourier transform of the vector . Two samples of the random vector can now be recovered by taking the first elements of each sample of – because the original covariance matrix is embedded in , will have the correct distribution.
If is not nonnegative definite, larger embedding matrices can be tried; however if the size of the matrix would have to be larger than , an approximation procedure is used. See the documentation of
field_1d_user_setup()
orfield_1d_predef_setup()
for details of the approximation procedure.field_1d_generate
takes the square roots of the eigenvalues of the embedding matrix , and its size , as input and outputs realizations of the random field in .One of the initialization functions
init_repeat()
(for a repeatable sequence if computed sequentially) orinit_nonrepeat()
(for a nonrepeatable sequence) must be called prior to the first call tofield_1d_generate
.
 References
Dietrich, C R and Newsam, G N, 1997, Fast and exact simulation of stationary Gaussian processes through circulant embedding of the covariance matrix, SIAM J. Sci. Comput. (18), 1088–1107
Schlather, M, 1999, Introduction to positive definite functions and to unconditional simulation of random fields, Technical Report ST 99–10, Lancaster University
Wood, A T A and Chan, G, 1994, Simulation of stationary Gaussian processes in , Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics (3(4)), 409–432