SobolIndicesAlgorithm¶
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class
SobolIndicesAlgorithm
(*args)¶ Sensitivity analysis.
Notes
This method is concerned with analyzing the influence the random vector has on a random variable which is being studied for uncertainty (see also [Sobol1993]).
Here we attempt to evaluate the part of variance of due to the different components .
We denote G the physical model such as . Let us consider first the case where is of dimension 1.
The objective here is to develop the variability of the random variable as function of . Using the Hoeffding decomposition, we got:
where :
and . Using the previous decomposition, it follows that sensitivity indices are defined as follow:
are the first order sensitivity indices and measure the impact of in the variance , are the second order sensitivity indices and measure the impact of the interaction of and in the variance .
When , we use total sensitivity indices , which is defined as the sum of all indices that count the ith variable:
where is the part of variance of that do not countain the ith variable.
In practice, to estimate these quantities, Sobol proposes to use numerical methods that rely on the two independent realizations of the random vector . If we consider A and B two independent samples (of size n) of the previous random vector:
Each line is a realization of the random vector. The purpose is to mix these two samples to get an estimate of the sensitivities.
Sobol method require respectively and sample designs for the evaluation of first order (respectively second order) sensitivity indices. These are defined as hereafter:
It follows that and terms are defined as follow:
The implemented second order indices use this formula.
The major methods (Saltelli, Jansen, MauntzKucherenko, Martinez) use the matrix to compute the indices (first order and total order). This matrix is defined as follows:
 The formulas for the evaluation of the indices are given in each class documentation:
SaltelliSensitivityAlgorithm
for the Saltelli method,JansenSensitivityAlgorithm
for the Jansen method,MauntzKucherenkoSensitivityAlgorithm
for the MauntzKucherenko method,MartinezSensitivityAlgorithm
for the Martinez method
For multivariate outputs (see [Gamboa2013]), aggregate indices can be computed thanks to the getAggregatedFirstOrderIndices and getAggregatedTotalOrderIndices. Such indices write as follow:
Aggregated second order indices have not been implemented.
Note finally that the distribution of indices can be computed for first and total order thanks to the
getFirstOrderIndicesDistribution()
andgetTotalOrderIndicesDistribution()
methods.This can be done by either bootstrap or by using an asymptotic estimator, this behavior can be changed using
setUseAsymptoticDistribution()
. Its value in initialized by the SobolIndicesAlgorithmDefaultUseAsymptoticDistribution resourcemap key.For the bootstrap method the size is set by
setBootstrapSize()
values and initialized by SobolIndicesAlgorithmDefaultBootstrapSize resourcemap key.The asymptotic estimators are computed using the [Janon2014] delta method, refer to the documentation of each estimator’s class.
The corresponding confidence interval is also provided using
getFirstOrderIndicesInterval()
andgetTotalOrderIndicesInterval()
. The confidence level is set by setConfidenceLevel and is initialized by the SobolIndicesAlgorithmDefaultConfidenceLevel resourcemap key.Also note that for numerical stability reasons the ouputs are centered before indices estimation:
Methods
draw
(*args)Draw sensitivity indices. getAggregatedFirstOrderIndices
()Get the evaluation of aggregated first order Sobol indices. getAggregatedTotalOrderIndices
()Get the evaluation of aggregated total order Sobol indices. getBootstrapConfidenceLevel
()getBootstrapSize
()Get the number of bootstrap sampling size. getClassName
()Accessor to the object’s name. getConfidenceLevel
()Get the confidence interval level for confidence intervals. getFirstOrderIndices
([marginalIndex])Get first order Sobol indices. getFirstOrderIndicesDistribution
()Get the distribution of the aggregated first order Sobol indices. getFirstOrderIndicesInterval
()Get interval for the aggregated first order Sobol indices. getId
()Accessor to the object’s id. getImplementation
(*args)Accessor to the underlying implementation. getName
()Accessor to the object’s name. getSecondOrderIndices
([marginalIndex])Get second order Sobol indices. getTotalOrderIndices
([marginalIndex])Get total order Sobol indices. getTotalOrderIndicesDistribution
()Get the distribution of the aggregated total order Sobol indices. getTotalOrderIndicesInterval
()Get interval for the aggregated total order Sobol indices. getUseAsymptoticDistribution
()Select asymptotic or bootstrap confidence intervals. setBootstrapConfidenceLevel
(confidenceLevel)setBootstrapSize
(bootstrapSize)Set the number of bootstrap sampling size. setConfidenceLevel
(confidenceLevel)Set the confidence interval level for confidence intervals. setName
(name)Accessor to the object’s name. setUseAsymptoticDistribution
(…)Select asymptotic or bootstrap confidence intervals. 
__init__
(*args)¶ Initialize self. See help(type(self)) for accurate signature.

draw
(*args)¶ Draw sensitivity indices.
 Usage:
draw()
draw(marginalIndex)
With the first usage, draw the aggregated first and total order indices. With the second usage, draw the first and total order indices of a specific marginal in case of vectorial output
Parameters: marginalIndex: int
marginal of interest (case of second usage)
Returns: Graph :
Graph
A graph containing the aggregated first and total order indices.
Notes
If number of bootstrap sampling is not 0, and confidence level associated > 0, the graph includes confidence interval plots in the first usage.

getAggregatedFirstOrderIndices
()¶ Get the evaluation of aggregated first order Sobol indices.
Returns: indices :
Point
Sequence containing aggregated first order Sobol indices.

getAggregatedTotalOrderIndices
()¶ Get the evaluation of aggregated total order Sobol indices.
Returns: indices :
Point
Sequence containing aggregated total order Sobol indices.

getBootstrapSize
()¶ Get the number of bootstrap sampling size.
Returns: bootstrapSize : int
Number of bootsrap sampling

getClassName
()¶ Accessor to the object’s name.
Returns: class_name : str
The object class name (object.__class__.__name__).

getConfidenceLevel
()¶ Get the confidence interval level for confidence intervals.
Returns: confidenceLevel : float
Confidence level for confidence intervals

getFirstOrderIndices
(marginalIndex=0)¶ Get first order Sobol indices.
Parameters: i : int, optional
Index of the marginal of the function, equals to by default.
Returns: indices :
Point
Sequence containing first order Sobol indices.

getFirstOrderIndicesDistribution
()¶ Get the distribution of the aggregated first order Sobol indices.
Returns: distribution :
Distribution
Distribution for first order Sobol indices for each component.

getFirstOrderIndicesInterval
()¶ Get interval for the aggregated first order Sobol indices.
Returns: interval :
Interval
Interval for first order Sobol indices for each component. Computed marginal by marginal (not from the joint distribution).

getId
()¶ Accessor to the object’s id.
Returns: id : int
Internal unique identifier.

getImplementation
(*args)¶ Accessor to the underlying implementation.
Returns: impl : Implementation
The implementation class.

getName
()¶ Accessor to the object’s name.
Returns: name : str
The name of the object.

getSecondOrderIndices
(marginalIndex=0)¶ Get second order Sobol indices.
Parameters: i : int, optional
Index of the marginal of the function, equals to by default.
Returns: indices :
SymmetricMatrix
Tensor containing second order Sobol indices.

getTotalOrderIndices
(marginalIndex=0)¶ Get total order Sobol indices.
Parameters: i : int, optional
Index of the marginal of the function, equals to by default.
Returns: indices :
Point
Sequence containing total order Sobol indices.

getTotalOrderIndicesDistribution
()¶ Get the distribution of the aggregated total order Sobol indices.
Returns: distribution :
Distribution
Distribution for total order Sobol indices for each component.

getTotalOrderIndicesInterval
()¶ Get interval for the aggregated total order Sobol indices.
Returns: interval :
Interval
Interval for total order Sobol indices for each component. Computed marginal by marginal (not from the joint distribution).

getUseAsymptoticDistribution
()¶ Select asymptotic or bootstrap confidence intervals.
Returns: useAsymptoticDistribution : bool
Whether to use bootstrap or asymptotic intervals

setBootstrapSize
(bootstrapSize)¶ Set the number of bootstrap sampling size.
Default value is 0.
Parameters: bootstrapSize : int
Number of bootsrap sampling

setConfidenceLevel
(confidenceLevel)¶ Set the confidence interval level for confidence intervals.
Parameters: confidenceLevel : float
Confidence level for confidence intervals

setName
(name)¶ Accessor to the object’s name.
Parameters: name : str
The name of the object.

setUseAsymptoticDistribution
(useAsymptoticDistribution)¶ Select asymptotic or bootstrap confidence intervals.
Default value is set by the SobolIndicesAlgorithmDefaultUseAsymptoticDistribution key.
Parameters: useAsymptoticDistribution : bool
Whether to use bootstrap or asymptotic intervals