I’ve written two scripts: one in Julia and one in Matlab. Both are supposed to do the same thing: solve a system of ODEs
One way to do a “sanity” check, in this case, for the numerical solutions is to check if the L2 norm of my solution are conserved. In Julia this corresponds to writing something like
norm(sol[i], 2) and never seeing a change in value. Plotting this, one would see a flat line for all time. In Matlab it is just about the same syntax.
What is different are the ODE solvers. In Julia,
ODEProblem defaults to
Tsit5() whereas in Matlab we default to use
Question: Why is the L2-norm conserved in my Julia implementation, but not the Matlab implementation?
Attempt: I have done my best at copying my Julia code into Matlab so I think I am solving the same ODE system as in my Julia implementation. In both implementations I have examined the values of the solution at each time step and see there are very small differences. In Matlab, I see the norm is decreasing and oscilating (?!). I have no explaination for this.
Guess: My only idea, after auditing the codes, is that Tsit5 does a “better job” at a numerical approximation of the code. But I do not know how to verify this as I do not have an exact solution to compare to.
Julia code: fDNLS_Direct.jl (5.8 KB)