# Sundials.jl

## Introduction

Sundials.jl is a Julia package that interfaces to the Sundials library. Sundials (the C library and this package) provides the following:

*CVODES*- for integration and sensitivity analysis of ODEs. CVODES treats stiff and nonstiff ODE systems of the form`y' = f(t,y,p), y(t0) = y0(p)`

, where`p`

is a set of parameters.*ARKStep*- for integration of non-stiff, stiff, and mixed mode ODEs via split, linearly-implicit form, implicit, and IMEX Runge-Kutta methods on ODEs of the form`My' = f_E(t,y,p) + f_i(t,y,p), y(t0) = y0(p)`

for a set of parameters`p`

.*ERKStep*- for integration of non-stiff, stiff, and mixed mode ODEs via split, linearly-implicit form, implicit, and IMEX Runge-Kutta methods on ODEs of the form`y' = f(t,y,p), y(t0) = y0(p)`

for a set of parameters`p`

.*IDAS*- for integration and sensitivity analysis of DAEs. IDAS treats DAE systems of the form`F(t,y,y',p) = 0, y(t0) = y0(p), y'(t0) = y0'(p)`

*KINSOL*- for solution of nonlinear algebraic systems. KINSOL treats nonlinear systems of the form`F(u) = 0`

Note that *CVODES* and *IDAS* contain all functions provided by *CVODE* and *IDA* (for integration
without sensitivity analysis). If you need to use the latter, you can set `enable_sensitivities=false`

in `deps/build.jl`

and (re)build the package.

## Installation

Within Julia, use the package manager:

`Pkg.add("Sundials")`

This should download and install the Sundials libraries and register the package. On Windows precompiled binaries are used, while on Unix and OSX Sundials is built from its sources (provided the necessary tools are available). If you have Sundials already installed, make sure that Julia can find it, e.g., via

`push!(Base.DL_LOAD_PATH, "/opt/local/lib")`

before you install the package. Downloading and/or re-building of the library can be triggered by `Pkg.build("Sundials")`

if anything goes wrong.

To test the installation use

`Pkg.test("Sundials")`

which currently runs some of the examples in the `examples`

directory.

## Common Interface API

This package is part of the JuliaDiffEq common interface. This is documented in the DifferentialEquations.jl documentation. Thus the ODE tutorial applies. For example, the Lorenz attractor can be solved with `CVODE_Adams`

as follows:

```
using Sundials
function lorenz(du,u,p,t)
du[1] = 10.0(u[2]-u[1])
du[2] = u[1]*(28.0-u[3]) - u[2]
du[3] = u[1]*u[2] - (8/3)*u[3]
end
u0 = [1.0;0.0;0.0]
tspan = (0.0,100.0)
prob = ODEProblem(lorenz,u0,tspan)
sol = solve(prob,CVODE_Adams())
using Plots; plot(sol,vars=(1,2,3))
```

Sundials.jl exports the `CVODE_BDF`

, `CVODE_Adams`

, and `ARKODE`

methods for
ODEs which are documented
in the ODE Solvers page, and `IDA`

which is documented
in the DAE solvers page.
Additionally, the `ARKODE`

method can be used
on `SplitODEProblem`

s
to solve ODEs in IMEX form.

## KINSOL High Level API

Along with the ODE solvers, Sundials contains the KINSOL nonlinear solver. It's called via:

```
kinsol(f, y0::Vector{Float64};
userdata::Any = nothing,
linear_solver=:Dense, jac_upper=0, jac_lower=0)
```

where `f(res,y)`

is an in-place function that computes the residual `f(y)-res=0`

,
and KINSOL attempts to find `y`

such that `res=0`

. This method is generally
quite fast and the choice `linear_solver=:Band`

is well-suited for problems
with a banded Jacobian (you must specify the upper and lower band sizes). However,
this is not as robust as many other techniques like trust-region methods, and
thus we recommend NLsolve.jl for
more general nonlinear solving.

## Direct API

This package closely follows the Sundials C API. At a slightly higher
level, many (but not all) Sundials.jl functions support passing Julia
objects (like `Array`

s) instead of Sundials objects (like `N_Vector`

s).
The Julia package Clang.jl was
used to wrap Sundials. This directly uses Sundials' headers sort-of
like SWIG. Thus the general
C documentation
is the documentation for the direct API. See the
test directory for usage examples
of the direct interface.

For the wrapping code, see src/wrap_sundials.jl. Because of Clang.jl, Sundials.jl provides almost full coverage of the Sundials library (the serial version). A few things to note:

- Macros like
`DENSE_ELEM`

are not available. - Nothing is exported from the module. You need to put
`Sundials.`

in front of everything. - The parallel versions of Sundials which require different
`N_Vector`

types have not been wrapped.

## Citing

If you use this library, please cite both Sundials and the JuliaDiffEq project.

```
@article{rackauckas2017differentialequations,
title={Differentialequations. jl--a performant and feature-rich ecosystem for solving differential equations in julia},
author={Rackauckas, Christopher and Nie, Qing},
journal={Journal of Open Research Software},
volume={5},
number={1},
year={2017},
publisher={Ubiquity Press}
}
@article{hindmarsh2005sundials,
title={{SUNDIALS}: Suite of nonlinear and differential/algebraic equation solvers},
author={Hindmarsh, Alan C and Brown, Peter N and Grant, Keith E and Lee, Steven L and Serban, Radu and Shumaker, Dan E and Woodward, Carol S},
journal={ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software (TOMS)},
volume={31},
number={3},
pages={363--396},
year={2005},
publisher={ACM}
}
```