# Convergence Simulations

The convergence simulation type is useful for deriving order of convergence estimates from a group of simulations. This object will automatically assemble error vectors into a more useful manner and provide plotting functionality. Convergence estimates are also given by pair-wise estimates.

One can automatically have DifferentialEquations.jl perform the error analysis by passing a `ConvergenceSimulation`

a vector of solutions, or using one of the provided `test_convergence`

functions. These will give order of convergence estimates and provide plotting functionality. This requires that the true solution was provided in the problem definition.

`ConvergenceSimulation`

s can either be created by passing the constructor the appropriate solution array or by using one of the provided `test_convergence`

functions.

## The ConvergenceSimulation Type

A type which holds the data from a convergence simulation.

### Fields

`solutions::Array{<:DESolution}`

: Holds all the PdeSolutions.`errors`

: Dictionary of the error calculations. Can contain:`h1Errors`

: Vector of the H1 errors.`l2Errors`

: Vector of the L2 errors.`maxErrors`

: Vector of the nodal maximum errors.`node2Errors`

: Vector of the nodal l2 errors.

`N`

: The number of simulations.`auxdata`

: Auxillary data of the convergence simluation. Entries can include:`dts`

: The dt's in the simulations.`dxs`

: The dx's in the simulations.`μs`

: The CFL μ's in the simulations.`νs`

: The CFL ν's in the simulations.

`𝒪est`

: Dictionary of order estimates. Can contain:`ConvEst_h1`

: The H1 error order of convergence estimate for the convergence simulation. Generated via`log2(error[i+1]/error[i])`

. Thus only valid if generated by halving/doubling the dt/dx. If alternate scaling, modify by dividing of log(base,ConvEst_h1)`ConvEst_l2`

: The L2 error order of convergence estimate for the convergence simulation. Generated via`log2(error[i+1]/error[i])`

. Thus only valid if generated by halving/doubling the dt/dx. If alternate scaling, modify by dividing of log(base,ConvEst_l2)`ConvEst_max`

: The nodal maximum error order of convergence estimate for the convergence simulation. Generated via`log2(error[i+1]/error[i])`

. Thus only valid if generated by halving/doubling the dt/dx. If alternate scaling, modify by dividing of log(base,ConvEst_max)`ConvEst_node2`

: The nodal l2 error order of convergence estimate for the convergence simulation. Generated via`log2(error[i+1]/error[i])`

. Thus only valid if generated by halving/doubling the dt/dx. If alternate scaling, modify by dividing of log(base,ConvEst_node2)

`convergence_axis`

: The axis along which convergence is calculated. For example, if we calculate the dt convergence, convergence_axis is the dts used in the calculation.

## Plot Functions

The plot functionality is provided by a Plots.jl recipe. What is plotted is a line series for each calculated error along the convergence axis. To plot a convergence simulation, simply use:

`plot(sim::ConvergenceSimulation)`

All of the functionality (keyword arguments) provided by Plots.jl are able to be used in this command. Please see the Plots.jl documentation for more information.

## ODE

`test_convergence(dts::AbstractArray,prob::AbstractODEProblem)`

Tests the order of the time convergence of the given algorithm on the given problem solved over the given dts. Keyword arguments are passed to the ODE solver.

## SDE

`test_convergence(dts::AbstractArray,prob::AbstractSDEProblem)`

Tests the strong order time convergence of the given algorithm on the given problem solved over the given dts. Keyword arguments are passed to the ODE solver. Except:

`numMonte`

: The number of simulations for each dt. Default is 10000.

### Order Estimation

`calc𝒪estimates(error::Vector{Number})`

`

Computes the pairwise convergence estimate for a convergence test done by halving/doubling stepsizes via

log2(error[i+1]/error[i])

Returns the mean of the convergence estimates.