# Estimate a process event probability¶

The objective of this example is to evaluate the probability of an event based on a stochastic process, using the Monte Carlo estimator.

Let be a stochastic process of dimension , where is discretized on the mesh .

We define the event as: where is a domain of .

We estimate the probabilty with the Monte Carlo estimator.

The Monte Carlo algorithm is manipulated the same way as in the case where the event is based on a random variable independent of time.

We illustrate the algorithm on the example of the bidimensionnal white noise process where , distributed according to the bidimensionnal standard normal distribution (with zero mean, unit variance and independent marginals).

We consider the domain . Then the event writes: For all time stamps , the probability that the process enters into the domain at time writes, using the independence property of the marginals: with the cumulative distribution function of the scalar standard Normal distribution.

As the proces is discretized on a time grid of size and using the independance property of the white noise between two different time stamps and the fact that the white noise follows the same distribution at each time , the final probability writes: With realizations, using the Monte Carlo estimator, we obtain , to be compared to the exact value for a time grid of size .

from __future__ import print_function
import openturns as ot
import openturns.viewer as viewer
from matplotlib import pylab as plt
ot.Log.Show(ot.Log.NONE)


Create a time grid

tMin = 0.0
timeStep = 0.1
n = 100
tgrid = ot.RegularGrid(tMin, timeStep, n)


Create a normal process

amplitude = [5.0]
scale = [3.0]
model = ot.ExponentialModel(scale, amplitude)
process = ot.GaussianProcess(model, tgrid)


Create the 1-d domain A: [2.,5.]

lowerBound = [2.0]
upperBound = [5.0]
domain = ot.Interval(lowerBound, upperBound)


Create an event from a Process and a Domain

event = ot.ProcessEvent(process, domain)


Create the Monte-Carlo algorithm

montecarlo = ot.ProbabilitySimulationAlgorithm(event)

# Define the maximum number of simulations
montecarlo.setMaximumOuterSampling(1000)

# Define the block size
montecarlo.setBlockSize(100)

# Define the maximum coefficient of variation
montecarlo.setMaximumCoefficientOfVariation(0.0025)

# Run the algorithm
montecarlo.run()

# Get the result
montecarlo.getResult()


probabilityEstimate=9.331624e-01 varianceEstimate=5.384142e-06 standard deviation=2.32e-03 coefficient of variation=2.49e-03 confidenceLength(0.95)=9.10e-03 outerSampling=117 blockSize=100

graph = montecarlo.drawProbabilityConvergence(0.95)
view = viewer.View(graph)
plt.show() Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 0.198 seconds)

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