LDEsysMat {nlme}R Documentation

Generate system matrix for LDEs


Generate the system matrix for the linear differential equations determined by a compartment model.


LDEsysMat(pars, incidence)


pars a numeric vector of parameter values.
incidence an integer matrix with columns named From, To, and Par. Values in the Par column must be in the range 1 to length(pars). Values in the From column must be between 1 and the number of compartments. Values in the To column must be between 0 and the number of compartments.


A compartment model describes material transfer between k in a system of k compartments to a linear system of differential equations. Given a description of the system and a vector of parameter values this function returns the system matrix.

This function is intended for use in a general system for solving compartment models, as described in Bates and Watts (1988).


A k by k numeric matrix.


Douglas Bates bates@stat.wisc.edu


Bates, D. M. and Watts, D. G. (1988), Nonlinear Regression Analysis and Its Applications, Wiley, New York.


# incidence matrix for a two compartment open system
incidence <-
  matrix(c(1,1,2,2,2,1,3,2,0), ncol = 3, byrow = TRUE,
   dimnames = list(NULL, c("Par", "From", "To")))
LDEsysMat(c(1.2, 0.3, 0.4), incidence)

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