Commit 80667408 authored by Martin Reinecke's avatar Martin Reinecke
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...@@ -13,10 +13,10 @@ recognized from a large distance, ignoring all technical details. ...@@ -13,10 +13,10 @@ recognized from a large distance, ignoring all technical details.
From such a perspective, From such a perspective,
- IFT problems largely consist of the combination of several high dimensional - IFT problems largely consist of the combination of several high dimensional
*minimization* problems. *minimization* problems.
- Within NIFTy, *models* are used to define the characteristic equations and - Within NIFTy, *models* are used to define the characteristic equations and
properties of the problems. properties of the problems.
- The equations are built mostly from the application of *linear operators*, - The equations are built mostly from the application of *linear operators*,
but there may also be nonlinear functions involved. but there may also be nonlinear functions involved.
- The unknowns in the equations represent either continuous physical *fields*, - The unknowns in the equations represent either continuous physical *fields*,
...@@ -238,22 +238,24 @@ Models ...@@ -238,22 +238,24 @@ Models
====== ======
Model classes (represented by NIFTy5's abstract :class:`Model` class) are used to construct Model classes (represented by NIFTy5's abstract :class:`Model` class) are used to construct
the equations of a specific inference problem. the equations of a specific inference problem.
Most models are defined via a position, which is a :class:`MultiField` object, Most models are defined via a position, which is a :class:`MultiField` object,
their value at these positions, which is again a :class:`MultiField` object and a jacobian derivative, their value at this position, which is again a :class:`MultiField` object and a Jacobian derivative,
which is a :class:`LinearOperator` and is needed for the minimization procedure. which is a :class:`LinearOperator` and is needed for the minimization procedure.
Using the existing basic model classes one can construct more complicated models, as Using the existing basic model classes one can construct more complicated models, as
NIFTy allows for easy and self-consinstent combination via pointwise multiplication, NIFTy allows for easy and self-consinstent combination via point-wise multiplication,
addition and subtraction. The resulting model of these operations then automatically addition and subtraction. The model resulting from these operations then automatically
contains the correct jacobians, positions and values. contains the correct Jacobians, positions and values.
Notably, :class:`Constant` and :class:`Variable` allows for an easy way to turn on and off the Notably, :class:`Constant` and :class:`Variable` allow for an easy way to turn
inference of specific quantities. inference of specific quantities on and off.
The basic model classes also allow for more complex operations on models such as
The basic model classes also allow for more complex operations on models such as
the application of :class:`LinearOperators` or local non-linearities. the application of :class:`LinearOperators` or local non-linearities.
As an example one may consider the following combination of ``x``, which is a model of type As an example one may consider the following combination of ``x``, which is a model of type
:class:`Variable` and ``y``, which is a model of type :class:`Constant`:: :class:`Variable` and ``y``, which is a model of type :class:`Constant`::
z = x*x + y z = x*x + y
``z`` will then be a model with position:: ``z`` will then be a model with position::
...@@ -263,27 +265,27 @@ As an example one may consider the following combination of ``x``, which is a mo ...@@ -263,27 +265,27 @@ As an example one may consider the following combination of ``x``, which is a mo
Basic models Basic models
------------ ------------
Basic model classes provided by NIFTy are Basic model classes provided by NIFTy are
- :class:`Constant` contains a constant value and has a zero valued jacobian. - :class:`Constant` contains a constant value and has a zero valued Jacobian.
It has no position (?currently it still has one?), as the value is the same everywhere. Like other models, it has a position, but its value does not depend on it.
- :class:`Variable` returns the position as its value, its derivative is one. - :class:`Variable` returns the position as its value, its derivative is one.
- :class:`LinearModel` applies a :class:`LinearOperator` on the model. - :class:`LinearModel` applies a :class:`LinearOperator` on the model.
- :class:`LocalModel` applies a non-linearity locally on the model. - :class:`LocalModel` applies a non-linearity locally on the model.
- :class:`MultiModel` combines various models into one. In this case the position, - :class:`MultiModel` combines various models into one. In this case the position,
value and jacobian get combined into corresponding :class:`MultiFields` and operators. value and Jacobian are combined into corresponding :class:`MultiField`s and operators.
Advanced models Advanced models
--------------- ---------------
NIFTy also provides a library of more sophisticated models which are used for more NIFTy also provides a library of more sophisticated models which are used for more
specific inference problems. Currently these are: specific inference problems. Currently these are:
- :class:'AmplitudeModel', which returns a smooth power spectrum. - :class:'AmplitudeModel', which returns a smooth power spectrum.
- :class:'PointModel', which models points sources which follow a inverse gamma distribution. - :class:'PointModel', which models point sources which follow a inverse gamma distribution.
- :class:'SmoothSkyModel', which models a diffuse lognormal field. It takes an amplitude model - :class:'SmoothSkyModel', which models a diffuse lognormal field. It takes an amplitude model
to specify the correlation structure of the field. to specify the correlation structure of the field.
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