Value function

A value function f_{value}: \mathcal{D} \times \mathbb{R}^d \rightarrow \mathcal{D} \times \mathbb{R}^q is a particular field function that lets invariant the mesh of a field and defined by a function g : \mathbb{R}^d \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^q such that:

\begin{aligned} f_{value}(\underline{t}, \underline{x})=(\underline{t}, g(\underline{x}))\end{aligned}

Let’s note that the input dimension of f_{value} still designs the dimension of \underline{x} : d. Its output dimension is equal to q.

The creation of the ValueFunction object requires the function g and the integer n: the dimension of the vertices of the mesh \mathcal{M}. This data is required for tests on the compatibility of dimension when a composite process is created using the spatial function.

The use case illustrates the creation of a spatial (field) function from the function g: \mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^2 such as :

  g(\underline{x})=(x_1^2, x_1+x_2)\end{aligned}

from __future__ import print_function
import openturns as ot
import math as m
# Create a mesh
N = 100
mesh = ot.RegularGrid(0.0, 1.0, N)
# Create the function that acts the values of the mesh
g = ot.SymbolicFunction(['x1', 'x2'],  ['x1^2', 'x1+x2'])
# Create the field function
f = ot.ValueFunction(g, mesh)
# Evaluate f
inF = ot.Normal(2).getSample(N)
outF = f(inF)

# print input/output at first mesh nodes
xy = inF