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Subject: [Boost-users] [Odeint] Stiff System of differential equations
From: jules (jtamagna_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-01-13 15:01:19

Hi all,

I am currently working with a very large set of differential equations; it
is a disease model with 20160 classes depending on which vaccine has been
admnistered, history of infection, and age. To solve this I have been using
the runge_kutta_fehlber78 controlled stepper with the integrate_const
function. There I need to set the absolute_error, relative_error and the

My issue is that the results from the solver seems to depend highly on the
step_size and whether or not an observer is provided. Since the solver is
adaptive I feel like the results should not depend on step_size and they
should definitely not depend on the presence of an observer.

My question is why would the results be related to the step_size or the
observer? How would it be possible to get the same results regardless of
the step_size and the presence of an observer? Could this be related to the
system being stiff and if so how would it be possible to solve it (The
jacobian is too complicated to calculate because of the population
dynamics)? Any help would be appreciated.

Many thanks,

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