bounds  Parameter constraints¶
pm 
Return the tuple (~vdv,~v+dv), where ~expr is a ‘nice’ number near to to the value of expr. 
pmp 
Return the tuple (~v%v,~v+%v), where ~expr is a ‘nice’ number near to the value of expr. 
pm_raw 
Return the tuple [vdv,v+dv]. 
pmp_raw 
Return the tuple [v%v,v+%v] 
nice_range 
Given a range, return an enclosing range accurate to two digits. 
init_bounds 
Returns a bounds object of the appropriate type given the arguments. 
Bounds 
Bounds abstract base class. 
Unbounded 
Unbounded parameter. 
Bounded 
Bounded range. 
BoundedAbove 
Semidefinite range bounded above. 
BoundedBelow 
Semidefinite range bounded below. 
Distribution 
Parameter is pulled from a distribution. 
Normal 
Parameter is pulled from a normal distribution. 
BoundedNormal 
truncated normal bounds 
SoftBounded 
Parameter is pulled from a stretched normal distribution. 
Parameter bounds and prior probabilities.
Parameter bounds encompass several features of our optimizers.
First and most trivially they allow for bounded constraints on parameter values.
Secondly, for parameter values known to follow some distribution, the bounds encodes a penalty function as the value strays from its nominal value. Using a negative log likelihood cost function on the fit, then this value naturally contributes to the overall likelihood measure.
Predefined bounds are:
Unbounded
range (inf, inf)
BoundedBelow
range (base, inf)
BoundedAbove
range (inf, base)
Bounded
range (low, high)
Normal
range (inf, inf) with gaussian probability
BoundedNormal
range (low, high) with gaussian probability within
SoftBounded
range (low, high) with gaussian probability outside
New bounds can be defined following the abstract base class
interface defined in Bounds
, or using Distribution(rv)
where rv is a scipy.stats continuous distribution.
For generating bounds given a value, we provide a few helper functions:
v +/ d: pm(x,dx) or pm(x,dm,+dp) or pm(x,+dp,dm)
return (xdm,x+dm) limited to 2 significant digits
v +/ p%: pmp(x,p) or pmp(x,pm,+pp) or pmp(x,+pp,pm)
return (xpm*x/100, x+pp*x/100) limited to 2 sig. digits
pm_raw(x,dx) or raw_pm(x,dm,+dp) or raw_pm(x,+dp,dm)
return (xdm,x+dm)
pmp_raw(x,p) or raw_pmp(x,pm,+pp) or raw_pmp(x,+pp,pm)
return (xpm*x/100, x+pp*x/100)
nice_range(lo,hi)
return (lo,hi) limited to 2 significant digits

bumps.bounds.
pm
(v, plus, minus=None, limits=None)[source]¶ Return the tuple (~vdv,~v+dv), where ~expr is a ‘nice’ number near to to the value of expr. For example:
>>> r = pm(0.78421, 0.0023145) >>> print("%g  %g"%r) 0.7818  0.7866
If called as pm(value, +dp, dm) or pm(value, dm, +dp), return (~vdm, ~v+dp).

bumps.bounds.
pmp
(v, plus, minus=None, limits=None)[source]¶ Return the tuple (~v%v,~v+%v), where ~expr is a ‘nice’ number near to the value of expr. For example:
>>> r = pmp(0.78421, 10) >>> print("%g  %g"%r) 0.7  0.87 >>> r = pmp(0.78421, 0.1) >>> print("%g  %g"%r) 0.7834  0.785
If called as pmp(value, +pp, pm) or pmp(value, pm, +pp), return (~vpm%v, ~v+pp%v).

bumps.bounds.
pm_raw
(v, plus, minus=None)[source]¶ Return the tuple [vdv,v+dv].
If called as pm_raw(value, +dp, dm) or pm_raw(value, dm, +dp), return (vdm, v+dp).

bumps.bounds.
pmp_raw
(v, plus, minus=None)[source]¶ Return the tuple [v%v,v+%v]
If called as pmp_raw(value, +pp, pm) or pmp_raw(value, pm, +pp), return (vpm%v, v+pp%v).

bumps.bounds.
nice_range
(bounds)[source]¶ Given a range, return an enclosing range accurate to two digits.

bumps.bounds.
init_bounds
(v)[source]¶ Returns a bounds object of the appropriate type given the arguments.
This is a helper factory to simplify the user interface to parameter objects.

class
bumps.bounds.
Bounds
[source]¶ Bases:
object
Bounds abstract base class.
A range is used for several purposes. One is that it transforms parameters between unbounded and bounded forms depending on the needs of the optimizer.
Another is that it generates random values in the range for stochastic optimizers, and for initialization.
A third is that it returns the likelihood of seeing that particular value for optimizers which use soft constraints. Assuming the cost function that is being optimized is also a probability, then this is an easy way to incorporate information from other sorts of measurements into the model.

get01
(x)[source]¶ Convert value into [0,1] for optimizers which are bounds constrained.
This can also be used as a scale bar to show approximately how close to the end of the range the value is.

limits
= (inf, inf)¶

nllf
(value)[source]¶ Return the negative log likelihood of seeing this value, with likelihood scaled so that the maximum probability is one.
For uniform bounds, this either returns zero or inf. For bounds based on a probability distribution, this returns values between zero and inf. The scaling is necessary so that indefinite and semidefinite ranges return a sensible value. The scaling does not affect the likelihood maximization process, though the resulting likelihood is not easily interpreted.

random
(n=1, target=1.0)[source]¶ Return a randomly generated valid value.
target gives some scale independence to the random number generator, allowing the initial value of the parameter to influence the randomly generated value. Otherwise fits without bounds have too large a space to search through.

residual
(value)[source]¶ Return the parameter ‘residual’ in a way that is consistent with residuals in the normal distribution. The primary purpose is to graphically display exceptional values in a way that is familiar to the user. For fitting, the scaled likelihood should be used.
To do this, we will match the cumulative density function value with that for N(0,1) and find the corresponding percent point function from the N(0,1) distribution. In this way, for example, a value to the right of 2.275% of the distribution would correspond to a residual of 2, or 2 standard deviations below the mean.
For uniform distributions, with all values equally probable, we use a value of +/4 for values outside the range, and 0 for values inside the range.


class
bumps.bounds.
Unbounded
[source]¶ Bases:
bumps.bounds.Bounds
Unbounded parameter.
The random initial condition is assumed to be between 0 and 1
The probability is uniformly 1/inf everywhere, which means the negative log likelihood of P is inf everywhere. A value inf will interfere with optimization routines, and so we instead choose P == 1 everywhere.

get01
(x)[source]¶ Convert value into [0,1] for optimizers which are bounds constrained.
This can also be used as a scale bar to show approximately how close to the end of the range the value is.

limits
= (inf, inf)¶

nllf
(value)[source]¶ Return the negative log likelihood of seeing this value, with likelihood scaled so that the maximum probability is one.
For uniform bounds, this either returns zero or inf. For bounds based on a probability distribution, this returns values between zero and inf. The scaling is necessary so that indefinite and semidefinite ranges return a sensible value. The scaling does not affect the likelihood maximization process, though the resulting likelihood is not easily interpreted.

random
(n=1, target=1.0)[source]¶ Return a randomly generated valid value.
target gives some scale independence to the random number generator, allowing the initial value of the parameter to influence the randomly generated value. Otherwise fits without bounds have too large a space to search through.

residual
(value)[source]¶ Return the parameter ‘residual’ in a way that is consistent with residuals in the normal distribution. The primary purpose is to graphically display exceptional values in a way that is familiar to the user. For fitting, the scaled likelihood should be used.
To do this, we will match the cumulative density function value with that for N(0,1) and find the corresponding percent point function from the N(0,1) distribution. In this way, for example, a value to the right of 2.275% of the distribution would correspond to a residual of 2, or 2 standard deviations below the mean.
For uniform distributions, with all values equally probable, we use a value of +/4 for values outside the range, and 0 for values inside the range.

start_value
()¶ Return a default starting value if none given.

to_dict
()¶


class
bumps.bounds.
Bounded
(lo, hi)[source]¶ Bases:
bumps.bounds.Bounds
Bounded range.
[lo,hi] <> [0,1] scale is simple linear [lo,hi] <> (inf,inf) scale uses exponential expansion
While technically the probability of seeing any value within the range is 1/range, for consistency with the semiinfinite ranges and for a more natural mapping between nllf and chisq, we instead set the probability to 0. This choice will not affect the fits.

get01
(x)[source]¶ Convert value into [0,1] for optimizers which are bounds constrained.
This can also be used as a scale bar to show approximately how close to the end of the range the value is.

limits
= (inf, inf)¶

nllf
(value)[source]¶ Return the negative log likelihood of seeing this value, with likelihood scaled so that the maximum probability is one.
For uniform bounds, this either returns zero or inf. For bounds based on a probability distribution, this returns values between zero and inf. The scaling is necessary so that indefinite and semidefinite ranges return a sensible value. The scaling does not affect the likelihood maximization process, though the resulting likelihood is not easily interpreted.

random
(n=1, target=1.0)[source]¶ Return a randomly generated valid value.
target gives some scale independence to the random number generator, allowing the initial value of the parameter to influence the randomly generated value. Otherwise fits without bounds have too large a space to search through.

residual
(value)[source]¶ Return the parameter ‘residual’ in a way that is consistent with residuals in the normal distribution. The primary purpose is to graphically display exceptional values in a way that is familiar to the user. For fitting, the scaled likelihood should be used.
To do this, we will match the cumulative density function value with that for N(0,1) and find the corresponding percent point function from the N(0,1) distribution. In this way, for example, a value to the right of 2.275% of the distribution would correspond to a residual of 2, or 2 standard deviations below the mean.
For uniform distributions, with all values equally probable, we use a value of +/4 for values outside the range, and 0 for values inside the range.

start_value
()¶ Return a default starting value if none given.

to_dict
()¶


class
bumps.bounds.
BoundedAbove
(base)[source]¶ Bases:
bumps.bounds.Bounds
Semidefinite range bounded above.
[inf,base] <> [0,1] uses logarithmic compression [inf,base] <> (inf,inf) is direct below base1, 1/(basex) above
Logarithmic compression works by converting sign*m*2^e+base to sign*(e+1023+m), yielding a value in [0,2048]. This can then be converted to a value in [0,1].
Note that the likelihood function is problematic: the true probability of seeing any particular value in the range is infinitesimal, and that is indistinguishable from values outside the range. Instead we say that P = 1 in range, and 0 outside.

get01
(x)[source]¶ Convert value into [0,1] for optimizers which are bounds constrained.
This can also be used as a scale bar to show approximately how close to the end of the range the value is.

limits
= (inf, inf)¶

nllf
(value)[source]¶ Return the negative log likelihood of seeing this value, with likelihood scaled so that the maximum probability is one.
For uniform bounds, this either returns zero or inf. For bounds based on a probability distribution, this returns values between zero and inf. The scaling is necessary so that indefinite and semidefinite ranges return a sensible value. The scaling does not affect the likelihood maximization process, though the resulting likelihood is not easily interpreted.

random
(n=1, target=1.0)[source]¶ Return a randomly generated valid value.
target gives some scale independence to the random number generator, allowing the initial value of the parameter to influence the randomly generated value. Otherwise fits without bounds have too large a space to search through.

residual
(value)[source]¶ Return the parameter ‘residual’ in a way that is consistent with residuals in the normal distribution. The primary purpose is to graphically display exceptional values in a way that is familiar to the user. For fitting, the scaled likelihood should be used.
To do this, we will match the cumulative density function value with that for N(0,1) and find the corresponding percent point function from the N(0,1) distribution. In this way, for example, a value to the right of 2.275% of the distribution would correspond to a residual of 2, or 2 standard deviations below the mean.
For uniform distributions, with all values equally probable, we use a value of +/4 for values outside the range, and 0 for values inside the range.

to_dict
()¶


class
bumps.bounds.
BoundedBelow
(base)[source]¶ Bases:
bumps.bounds.Bounds
Semidefinite range bounded below.
The random initial condition is assumed to be within 1 of the maximum.
[base,inf] <> (inf,inf) is direct above base+1, 1/(xbase) below [base,inf] <> [0,1] uses logarithmic compression.
Logarithmic compression works by converting sign*m*2^e+base to sign*(e+1023+m), yielding a value in [0,2048]. This can then be converted to a value in [0,1].
Note that the likelihood function is problematic: the true probability of seeing any particular value in the range is infinitesimal, and that is indistinguishable from values outside the range. Instead we say that P = 1 in range, and 0 outside.

get01
(x)[source]¶ Convert value into [0,1] for optimizers which are bounds constrained.
This can also be used as a scale bar to show approximately how close to the end of the range the value is.

limits
= (inf, inf)¶

nllf
(value)[source]¶ Return the negative log likelihood of seeing this value, with likelihood scaled so that the maximum probability is one.
For uniform bounds, this either returns zero or inf. For bounds based on a probability distribution, this returns values between zero and inf. The scaling is necessary so that indefinite and semidefinite ranges return a sensible value. The scaling does not affect the likelihood maximization process, though the resulting likelihood is not easily interpreted.

random
(n=1, target=1.0)[source]¶ Return a randomly generated valid value.
target gives some scale independence to the random number generator, allowing the initial value of the parameter to influence the randomly generated value. Otherwise fits without bounds have too large a space to search through.

residual
(value)[source]¶ Return the parameter ‘residual’ in a way that is consistent with residuals in the normal distribution. The primary purpose is to graphically display exceptional values in a way that is familiar to the user. For fitting, the scaled likelihood should be used.
To do this, we will match the cumulative density function value with that for N(0,1) and find the corresponding percent point function from the N(0,1) distribution. In this way, for example, a value to the right of 2.275% of the distribution would correspond to a residual of 2, or 2 standard deviations below the mean.
For uniform distributions, with all values equally probable, we use a value of +/4 for values outside the range, and 0 for values inside the range.

to_dict
()¶


class
bumps.bounds.
Distribution
(dist)[source]¶ Bases:
bumps.bounds.Bounds
Parameter is pulled from a distribution.
dist must implement the distribution interface from scipy.stats. In particular, it should define methods rvs, nnlf, cdf and ppf and attributes args and dist.name.

get01
(x)[source]¶ Convert value into [0,1] for optimizers which are bounds constrained.
This can also be used as a scale bar to show approximately how close to the end of the range the value is.

limits
= (inf, inf)¶

nllf
(value)[source]¶ Return the negative log likelihood of seeing this value, with likelihood scaled so that the maximum probability is one.
For uniform bounds, this either returns zero or inf. For bounds based on a probability distribution, this returns values between zero and inf. The scaling is necessary so that indefinite and semidefinite ranges return a sensible value. The scaling does not affect the likelihood maximization process, though the resulting likelihood is not easily interpreted.

random
(n=1, target=1.0)[source]¶ Return a randomly generated valid value.
target gives some scale independence to the random number generator, allowing the initial value of the parameter to influence the randomly generated value. Otherwise fits without bounds have too large a space to search through.

residual
(value)[source]¶ Return the parameter ‘residual’ in a way that is consistent with residuals in the normal distribution. The primary purpose is to graphically display exceptional values in a way that is familiar to the user. For fitting, the scaled likelihood should be used.
To do this, we will match the cumulative density function value with that for N(0,1) and find the corresponding percent point function from the N(0,1) distribution. In this way, for example, a value to the right of 2.275% of the distribution would correspond to a residual of 2, or 2 standard deviations below the mean.
For uniform distributions, with all values equally probable, we use a value of +/4 for values outside the range, and 0 for values inside the range.

start_value
()¶ Return a default starting value if none given.


class
bumps.bounds.
Normal
(mean=0, std=1)[source]¶ Bases:
bumps.bounds.Distribution
Parameter is pulled from a normal distribution.
If you have measured a parameter value with some uncertainty (e.g., the film thickness is 35+/5 according to TEM), then you can use this measurement to restrict the values given to the search, and to penalize choices of this fitting parameter which are different from this value.
mean is the expected value of the parameter and std is the 1sigma standard deviation.

get01
(x)¶ Convert value into [0,1] for optimizers which are bounds constrained.
This can also be used as a scale bar to show approximately how close to the end of the range the value is.

getfull
(x)¶ Convert value into (inf,inf) for optimizers which are unconstrained.

limits
= (inf, inf)¶

nllf
(value)[source]¶ Return the negative log likelihood of seeing this value, with likelihood scaled so that the maximum probability is one.
For uniform bounds, this either returns zero or inf. For bounds based on a probability distribution, this returns values between zero and inf. The scaling is necessary so that indefinite and semidefinite ranges return a sensible value. The scaling does not affect the likelihood maximization process, though the resulting likelihood is not easily interpreted.

put01
(v)¶ Convert [0,1] into value for optimizers which are bounds constrained.

putfull
(v)¶ Convert (inf,inf) into value for optimizers which are unconstrained.

random
(n=1, target=1.0)¶ Return a randomly generated valid value.
target gives some scale independence to the random number generator, allowing the initial value of the parameter to influence the randomly generated value. Otherwise fits without bounds have too large a space to search through.

residual
(value)[source]¶ Return the parameter ‘residual’ in a way that is consistent with residuals in the normal distribution. The primary purpose is to graphically display exceptional values in a way that is familiar to the user. For fitting, the scaled likelihood should be used.
To do this, we will match the cumulative density function value with that for N(0,1) and find the corresponding percent point function from the N(0,1) distribution. In this way, for example, a value to the right of 2.275% of the distribution would correspond to a residual of 2, or 2 standard deviations below the mean.
For uniform distributions, with all values equally probable, we use a value of +/4 for values outside the range, and 0 for values inside the range.

start_value
()¶ Return a default starting value if none given.

to_dict
()¶


class
bumps.bounds.
BoundedNormal
(mean=0, std=1, limits=(inf, inf))[source]¶ Bases:
bumps.bounds.Bounds
truncated normal bounds

get01
(x)[source]¶ Convert value into [0,1] for optimizers which are bounds constrained.
This can also be used as a scale bar to show approximately how close to the end of the range the value is.

limits
= (inf, inf)¶

nllf
(value)[source]¶ Return the negative log likelihood of seeing this value, with likelihood scaled so that the maximum probability is one.

residual
(value)[source]¶ Return the parameter ‘residual’ in a way that is consistent with residuals in the normal distribution. The primary purpose is to graphically display exceptional values in a way that is familiar to the user. For fitting, the scaled likelihood should be used.
For the truncated normal distribution, we can just use the normal residuals.

to_dict
()¶


class
bumps.bounds.
SoftBounded
(lo, hi, std=None)[source]¶ Bases:
bumps.bounds.Bounds
Parameter is pulled from a stretched normal distribution.
This is like a rectangular distribution, but with gaussian tails.
The intent of this distribution is for soft constraints on the values. As such, the random generator will return values like the rectangular distribution, but the likelihood will return finite values based on the distance from the from the bounds rather than returning infinity.
Note that for bounds constrained optimizers which force the value into the range [0,1] for each parameter we don’t need to use soft constraints, and this acts just like the rectangular distribution.

get01
(x)[source]¶ Convert value into [0,1] for optimizers which are bounds constrained.
This can also be used as a scale bar to show approximately how close to the end of the range the value is.

limits
= (inf, inf)¶

nllf
(value)[source]¶ Return the negative log likelihood of seeing this value, with likelihood scaled so that the maximum probability is one.
For uniform bounds, this either returns zero or inf. For bounds based on a probability distribution, this returns values between zero and inf. The scaling is necessary so that indefinite and semidefinite ranges return a sensible value. The scaling does not affect the likelihood maximization process, though the resulting likelihood is not easily interpreted.

random
(n=1, target=1.0)[source]¶ Return a randomly generated valid value.
target gives some scale independence to the random number generator, allowing the initial value of the parameter to influence the randomly generated value. Otherwise fits without bounds have too large a space to search through.

residual
(value)[source]¶ Return the parameter ‘residual’ in a way that is consistent with residuals in the normal distribution. The primary purpose is to graphically display exceptional values in a way that is familiar to the user. For fitting, the scaled likelihood should be used.
To do this, we will match the cumulative density function value with that for N(0,1) and find the corresponding percent point function from the N(0,1) distribution. In this way, for example, a value to the right of 2.275% of the distribution would correspond to a residual of 2, or 2 standard deviations below the mean.
For uniform distributions, with all values equally probable, we use a value of +/4 for values outside the range, and 0 for values inside the range.

start_value
()¶ Return a default starting value if none given.

to_dict
()¶
