# Discrepency related to using ```lyapunovspectrum``` from DynamicalSystems.jl package

Hi! I was trying out the `lyapunovspectrum` function in Julia, for a few standard dynamical systems like Rossler.
I compared the results obtained by using `lyapunovspectrum` to the spectrum obtained by manually initiating a `tangent_integrator` and evolving it and rescaling it successively, However the results obtained are largely different, could anyone help me understand the problem.

Thank You.

Here’s my code ~~

``````## rossler generation
""" generate rossler system
u0~ initial state
"""
function generate_rossler_system(u0; p=[0.2, 0.2, 5.7])
##eom~~
@inline @inbounds function rossler_eom( u, p, t)
a = p; b = p; c = p
du1 = -u - u
du2 = u + a*u
du3 = b + (u - c)*u
return SVector{3}(du1, du2, du3)
end
##jacobian~~
@inline @inbounds function rossler_jac( u, p, t)
a ,b ,c = p
jac = @SMatrix [0 -1 -1;
1 a 0;
(0) (0) (u-c)]
return jac
end

rossler_o = ContinuousDynamicalSystem(rossler_eom, u0, p, rossler_jac)
#rossler_p = ContinuousDynamicalSystem(rossler_eom, u0, perturbed_parameters, rossler_jac)
return rossler_o
end

## tangent integration for deviation vectors ~
function deviation(system, t_rescale, t_steps;Ttr= 100.0, ϵ = 0.0001 )
dim = length(system.u0)
t_int = tangent_integrator(system, dim)
step!(t_int, Ttr, true)

dev = get_deviations(t_int)
set_deviations!(t_int, ϵ*Matrix(qr(dev).Q))

lambda_spectrum = zeros((dim, t_steps))
for i in 1:t_steps
step!(t_int, t_rescale, true)
dev = get_deviations(t_int)
for dv in 1:dim
lambda_spectrum[dv, i] = (1/t_rescale)*log(norm(dev[:,dv])/ϵ )
end
set_deviations!(t_int, ϵ*Matrix(qr(dev).Q))
end
return lambda_spectrum
end
``````

But the results came out as follows Damn, I wish there was a way to track keywords in discourse.com

Hi!

Before anything else, notice that your Lyapunov spectrum is incorrect even when using DynamicalSystems.jl. You get `0.09, 0.09, -5` but for a continuous system, at least one exponent must be zero. The most likely error is that you have written the Jacobian wrong. Indeed, the entry `J[3,1]` must be `u`, not zero.

Try again after fixing the Jacobian and let me know.

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Hey! thanks for your reply. I reimplemented the code by modifying the Jacobian but there still is significant differnce between the spectrum obtained from the `deviation` constructed by me and the `lyapunovs` function available from your package …
as shown below ~ || ** the rest of the code is the same except the jacobian definition p.s : I have also found this issue in case where the jacobian is obtained automatically using `ForwardDiff` ! Do you think it could be the function `deviation` that I have defined that has error, but I really couldn’t figure the bug by myself!

Also I would like ask this question, for any arbitrary `ContinousDynamicalSystem` we don’t have a prior estimate of the LLE, so what I mostly resort to in my code is to have an estimate of the LLE using the `lyapunov` function and then use the reciprocal of the LLE as the Transient Time ; `Ttr = 1/ LLE` to obtain the spectrum. Given the reciprocal of LLEs is a charactersitic time-scale of chaos in the system, evolving the time for for this muh of time would be enough to settle the trajectory on the attractor (** if any). What do you think of this ?

You can compare with our implementation and see where you deviatie from it: ChaosTools.jl/lyapunovs.jl at master · JuliaDynamics/ChaosTools.jl · GitHub . The algorithm for computing the exponents relies in making a QR decomposition of the deviation vectors, not getting their norm. When our book on nonlinear dynamics is out, have a look at Section 3.2 and this will explain to you why.

No, this is not valid, at least not in the general case. The time to converge to an attractor and the exponential divergence timescale on the attractor are two different things. A better way to quantify convergence time to attractor would be to calculate the mean dissipation rate of hte dynamical system over all the state space.

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