Expressions¶
Mathematical expressions in Myokit are represented as trees of
Expression
objects. For example the expression 5 + 2 is represented
as a Plus
expression with two operands of the type
Number
. All expressions extend the Expression
base
class described below.
Creating expression trees manually is a labourintesive process. In most cases, expressions will be created by the parser.

class
myokit.
Expression
(operands=None)¶ Myokit’s most generic interface for expressions. All expressions extend this class.
Expressions are immutable objects.
Expression objects have an
_rbp
property determining their right binding power (myokit uses a topdown operator precedence parsing scheme) and an optional_token
property that may contain the text token this expression object was originally parsed from.Abstract class

bracket
(op=None)¶ Checks if the given operand (which should be an operand of this expression) needs brackets around it when writing a mathematical expression.
For example,
5 + 3
will require a bracket when used in a multiplication (e.g.2 * (5 + 3)
), so callingbracket(5 + 3)
on a multiplication will returnTrue
.Alternatively, when used in a function the expression will not require brackets, as the function (e.g.
sin()
) already provides them, so callingbracket(5 + 3)
on a function will return False.

clone
(subst=None, expand=False, retain=None)¶ Clones this expression.
The optional argument
subst
can be used to pass a dictionary mapping expressions to a substitute. Any expression that finds itself listed as a key in the dictionary will return this replacement value instead.The argument
expand
can be set to True to expand all variables other than states. For example, ifx = 5 + 3 * y
andy = z + sqrt(2)
anddot(z) = ...
, cloning x while expanding will yieldx = 5 + 3 * (z + sqrt(2))
. When expanding, all constants are converted to numerical values. To maintain some of the constants, pass in a list of variables or variable names asretain
.Substitution takes precedence over expansion: A call such as
e.clone(subst={x:y}, expand=True) will replace ``x
byy
but not expand any names appearing iny
.

code
(component=None)¶ Returns this expression formatted in
mmt
syntax.When
Name
objects are encountered, the fullly qualified name of themyokit.Variable
that they refer to is rendered, with the following exceptions: if the variable’s component matches the argument
component
or the variable is nested, then the local variable name is used  if the given
component
has an alias for the variable, this alias is used.
 if the variable’s component matches the argument

contains_type
(kind)¶ Returns True if this expression tree contains an expression of the given type.

depends_on
(lhs, deep=False)¶ Returns
True
if thisExpression
depends on the givenLhsExpresion
.With
deep=False
(default), only dependencies appearing directly in the expression are checked. Withdeep=True
the method also checks the righthand side equation defined in the model for anyName
orDerivative
it encounters.

depends_on_state
(deep=False)¶ Returns
True
if thisExpression
depends on one or more state variables.With
deep=False
(default), only dependencies appearing directly in the expression are checked. Withdeep=True
the method also checks the righthand side equation defined in the model for anyName
orDerivative
it encounters.

diff
(lhs, independent_states=True)¶ Returns an expression representing the partial derivative of this expression with respect to the expression
lhs
.The argument
lhs
must be aName
or aInitialValue
, taking derivatives with respect to a class:Derivative orPartialDerivative
is not supported.Expressions involving variables
Partial derivatives are determined recursively. If, at any point in this recursion, a
Name
orDerivative
is encountered, this is handled in the following way: The partial derivative of any
Name
with respect to an identicalName
is 1 (without units / dimensionless).  The partial derivative of a
Name
referencing a state variable is zero ifindependent_states=True
, but will otherwise be represented as aPartialDerivative
.  The partial derivative of a
Derivative
or of aName
referencing a nonstate variable, will both be determined based on the corresponding righthand side expression. If this references thelhs
, then aPartialDerivative
will be returned. If it does not reference thelhs
andindependent_states=True
, then zero will be returned. If it does not reference thelhs
, butindependent_states=False
and one or more states are referenced, then aPartialDerivative
will be returned.  The partial derivative of a
Name
referencing a bound variable is zero.
Simplification
Some effort is made to eliminate expressions that evaluate to zero, but no further simplification is performed. Multiplications by 1 are preserved as these can provide valuable unit information.
Conditional expressions
When calculating derivatives, the following simplifying assumptions are made with respect to conditional expressions:
 When evaluating conditional expressions (
If
andPiecewise
), the discontinuities at the condition boundaries are ignored. Instead, the method simply returns a similar conditional expression with the original operands replaced by their derivatives, e.g.if(condition, a, b)
becomesif(condition, a', b')
.
Discontinuous functions
Similarly, some functions are discontinuous so that their derivatives are undefined at certain points, but this method returns the rightderivative for those points. In particular:
 The true derivative of
floor(x)
is zero whenx
is not an integer and undefined if it is, but this method always returns zero.  Similarly, the true derivative of
ceil(x)
is undefined whenx
is an integer, but this method always returns zero.  The true derivative of an integer division
a // b
with respect to eithera
orb
is zero whena
is not an integer multiple ofb
, and otherwise undefined; but this method always returns zero.  The true derivative of the remainder operation
a(x) % b(x) = a  b * floor(a / b)
isda/dx  db/dx * floor(a/b)  b * d/dx floor(a/b)
, but (as above) this method assumes the derivative of the floor function is zero, and so will always returnda/dx  db/dx * floor(a/b)
.  The true derivative of
abs(f(x))
is f’(x) forx > 0
, f’(x) forx < 0
, and undefined forx == 0
, but this method will returnf'(x)
forx >= 0
andf'(x)``s for ``x < 0
.
Noninteger powers
Since
a(x)^b(x)
is undefined for nonintegerb(x)
when a(x) < 0`, the derivative ofa(x)^b(x)
is only defined ifa(x) >= 0
orb'(x) = 0
. No errors or warnings are given if the derivative is undefined, until the equations are evaluated (note that at this point evaluation ofa(x)^b(x)
will also fail). The partial derivative of any

eval
(subst=None, precision=64)¶ Evaluates this expression and returns the result.
The optional argument
subst
can be used to pass a dictionary mappingLhsExpression
objects to expressions or numbers to substitute them with.For debugging purposes, the argument
precision
can be set tomyokit.SINGLE_PRECISION
to perform the evaluation with 32 bit floating point numbers.Note: This operation will fail if the expression contains
Name
objects with a value other than anExpression
or (an object that can be cast to) a float.

eval_unit
(mode=1)¶ Evaluates the unit this expression should have, based on the units of its variables and literals.
Incompatible units may result in a
myokit.IncompatibleUnitError
being raised. The method for dealing with unspecified units can be set using themode
argument.Using
myokit.UNIT_STRICT
any unspecified unit will be treated as dimensionless. For example addingNone + [kg]
will be treated as[1] + [kg]
which will raise an error. Similarly,None * [m]
will be taken to mean[1] * [m]
which is valid, andNone * None
will return[1]
. In strict mode, functions such asexp()
, which expect dimensionless input will raise an error if given a nondimensionless operator.Using
myokit.UNIT_TOLERANT
unspecified units will try to be ignored where possible. For example, the expressionNone + [kg]
will be treated as[kg] + [kg]
, whileNone * [m]
will be read as[1] * [m]
andNone * None
will returnNone
. Functions such asexp()
will not raise an error, but simply return a dimensionless value.The method is intended to be used to check the units in a model, so every branch of an expression is evaluated, even if it won’t affect the final result.
In strict mode, this method will always either return a
myokit.Unit
or raise anmyokit.IncompatibleUnitError
. In tolerant mode,None
will be returned if the units are unknown.

is_conditional
()¶ Returns True if and only if this expression’s tree contains a conditional statement.

is_constant
()¶ Returns true if this expression contains no references or only references to variables with a constant value.

is_derivative
(var=None)¶ Returns
True
only if this is a timederivative, i.e. amyokit.Derivative
instance (and references the variablevar
, if given).

is_literal
()¶ Returns
True
if this expression does not contain any references.

is_name
(var=None)¶ Returns
True
only if this expression is amyokit.Name
(and references the variablevar
, if given).

is_number
(value=None)¶ Returns
True
only if this expression is amyokit.Number
.If the optional argument
value
is set, it will also returnFalse
if the number does not have the given value.

is_state_value
()¶ Returns
True
if this expression is aName
pointing to the current value of a state variable.

operator_rep
()¶ Returns a representation of this expression’s type. (For example ‘+’ or ‘*’)

pyfunc
(use_numpy=True)¶ Converts this expression to Python and returns the new function’s handle.
By default, when converting mathematical functions such as
log
, the version fromnumpy
(i.e.numpy.log
) is used. To use the builtinmath
module instead, setuse_numpy=False
.

pystr
(use_numpy=False)¶ Returns a string representing this expression in Python syntax.
By default, builtin functions such as ‘exp’ are converted to the Python version ‘math.exp’. To use the numpy versions, set
numpy=True
.

references
()¶ Returns a set containing all references to variables made in this expression.

tree_str
()¶ Returns a string representing the parse tree corresponding to this expression.

validate
()¶ Validates operands, checks cycles without following references. Will raise exceptions if errors are found.

walk
(allowed_types=None)¶ Returns an iterator over this expression tree (depthfirst). This is a slow operation. Do _not_ use in performance sensitive code!
Example:
5 + (2 * sqrt(x)) 1) Plus 2) Number(5) 3) Multiply 4) Number(2) 5) Sqrt 6) Name(x)
To return only expressions of certain types, pass in a sequence
allowed_typess
, containing all types desired in the output.

Names and numbers¶
The simplest types of expression are atomic expressions, which have either a
definite, numerical value (Number
) or point to a variable
(Name
).
For equations a distinction is made between what may appear on the lefthand
side (lhs) and righthand side (rhs). To indicate this difference in code, all
lefthand side equations must extend the class LhsExpression
.

class
myokit.
Number
(value, unit=None)¶ Represents a number with an optional unit for use in Myokit expressions. All numbers used in Myokit expressions are floating point.
>>> import myokit >>> x = myokit.Number(10) >>> print(x) 10
>>> x = myokit.Number(5.00, myokit.units.V) >>> print(x) 5 [V]
Arguments:
value
 A numerical value (something that can be converted to a
float
). Number objects are immutable so no clone constructor is provided. unit
 A unit to associate with this number. If no unit is specified the number’s unit will be left undefined.
Extends:
Expression

bracket
(op=None)¶ See
Expression.bracket()
.

clone
(subst=None, expand=False, retain=None)¶ See
Expression.clone()
.

convert
(unit)¶ Returns a copy of this number in a different unit. If the two units are not compatible a
myokit.IncompatibleUnitError
is raised.

is_constant
()¶

is_literal
()¶

is_number
(value=None)¶

unit
()¶ Returns the unit associated with this Number or
None
if no unit was specified.

value
()¶ Returns the value of this number.

class
myokit.
LhsExpression
(operands=None)¶ An expression referring to the lefthand side of an equation.
Running
eval()
on an LhsExpression returns the evaluation of the associated righthand side. This may result in errors if no righthand side is defined. In other words, this will only work if the expression is embedded in a variable’s defining equation.Abstract class, extends:
Expression

is_constant
()¶

is_literal
()¶

rhs
()¶ Returns the RHS expression equal to this LHS expression in the associated model.

var
()¶ Returns the variable referenced by this LhsExpression.
For
Name
objects this will be equal to the left hand side of their defining equation, forDerivative
objects this will be the variable they represent the derivative of.


class
myokit.
Name
(value)¶ Represents a reference to a variable.
Extends:
LhsExpression

bracket
(op=None)¶ See
Expression.bracket()
.

clone
(subst=None, expand=False, retain=None)¶ See
Expression.clone()
.

is_name
(var=None)¶ See
Expression.is_name()
.

is_state_value
()¶ See: meth:Expression.is_state_value().

rhs
()¶ See
LhsExpression.rhs()
.

var
()¶ See
LhsExpression.var()
.


class
myokit.
Derivative
(op)¶ Represents a reference to the timederivative of a variable.
Extends:
LhsExpression

bracket
(op)¶ See
Expression.bracket()
.

clone
(subst=None, expand=False, retain=None)¶ See
Expression.clone()
.

is_derivative
(var=None)¶

rhs
()¶ See
LhsExpression.rhs()
.

var
()¶ See
LhsExpression.var()
.

Operators¶

class
myokit.
PrefixExpression
(op)¶ Base class for prefix expressions: expressions with a single operand.
Abstract class, extends:
Expression

bracket
(op)¶ See
Expression.bracket()
.

clone
(subst=None, expand=False, retain=None)¶ See
Expression.clone()
.


class
myokit.
InfixExpression
(left, right)¶ Base class for for infix expressions:
<left> operator <right>
.The order of the operands may matter, so that
<left> operator <right>
is not always equal to<right> operator <left>
.Abstract class, extends:
Expression

bracket
(op)¶ See
Expression.bracket()
.

clone
(subst=None, expand=False, retain=None)¶ See
Expression.clone()
.

Functions¶

class
myokit.
Function
(*ops)¶ Base class for builtin functions.
Functions have a
name
, which must be set to a human readable function name (usually just the function’s.mmt
equivalent) and a list of integers called_nargs
. Each entry in_nargs
specifies a number of arguments for which the function is implemented. For exampleSin
has_nargs=[1]
whileLog
has_nargs=[1,2]
, showing thatLog
can be called with either1
or2
arguments.If errors occur when creating a function, an IntegrityError may be thrown.
Abstract class, extends:
Expression

bracket
(op=None)¶ See
Expression.bracket()
.

clone
(subst=None, expand=False, retain=None)¶ See
Expression.clone()
.

Conditions¶

class
myokit.
Condition
¶ Abstract class
Interface for conditional expressions that can be evaluated to True or False. Doesn’t add any methods but simply indicates that this is a condition.

class
myokit.
PrefixCondition
(op)¶ Interface for prefix conditions.
Abstract class, extends:
Condition
,PrefixExpression

class
myokit.
InfixCondition
(left, right)¶ Base class for infix expressions.
Abstract class, extends:
Condition
,InfixExpression
Unary plus and minus¶

class
myokit.
PrefixPlus
(op)¶ Prefixed plus. Indicates a positive number
+op
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = PrefixPlus(Number(10)) >>> print(x.eval()) 10.0
Extends:
PrefixExpression

class
myokit.
PrefixMinus
(op)¶ Prefixed minus. Indicates a negative number
op
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = PrefixMinus(Number(10)) >>> print(x.eval()) 10.0
Extends:
PrefixExpression
Addition and multiplication¶

class
myokit.
Plus
(left, right)¶ Represents the addition of two operands:
left + right
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = parse_expression('5 + 2') >>> print(x.eval()) 7.0
Extends:
InfixExpression

class
myokit.
Minus
(left, right)¶ Represents subtraction:
left  right
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = parse_expression('5  2') >>> print(x.eval()) 3.0
Extends:
InfixExpression

class
myokit.
Multiply
(left, right)¶ Represents multiplication:
left * right
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = parse_expression('5 * 2') >>> print(x.eval()) 10.0
Extends:
InfixExpression

class
myokit.
Divide
(left, right)¶ Represents division:
left / right
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = parse_expression('5 / 2') >>> print(x.eval()) 2.5
Extends:
InfixExpression
Powers and roots¶

class
myokit.
Power
(left, right)¶ Represents exponentiation:
left ^ right
.>>> import myokit >>> x = myokit.parse_expression('5 ^ 2') >>> print(x.eval()) 25.0
Extends:
InfixExpression
Logarithms and e¶

class
myokit.
Exp
(*ops)¶ Represents a power of e. Written
exp(x)
in.mmt
syntax.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = Exp(Number(1)) >>> print(round(x.eval(), 4)) 2.7183
Extends:
UnaryDimensionlessFunction

class
myokit.
Log
(*ops)¶ With one argument
log(x)
represents the natural logarithm. With two argumentslog(x, k)
is taken to be the basek
logarithm ofx
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = Log(Number(10)) >>> print(round(x.eval(), 4)) 2.3026 >>> x = Log(Exp(Number(10))) >>> print(round(x.eval(), 1)) 10.0 >>> x = Log(Number(256), Number(2)) >>> print(round(x.eval(), 1)) 8.0
Extends:
Function

class
myokit.
Log10
(*ops)¶ Represents the base10 logarithm
log10(x)
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = Log10(Number(100)) >>> print(round(x.eval(), 1)) 2.0
Extends:
UnaryDimensionlessFunction
Trigonometric functions¶
All trigonometric functions use angles in radians.

class
myokit.
Sin
(*ops)¶ Represents the sine function
sin(x)
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = parse_expression('sin(0)') >>> print(round(x.eval(), 1)) 0.0 >>> x = Sin(Number(3.1415 / 2.0)) >>> print(round(x.eval(), 1)) 1.0
Extends:
UnaryDimensionlessFunction

class
myokit.
Cos
(*ops)¶ Represents the cosine function
cos(x)
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = Cos(Number(0)) >>> print(round(x.eval(), 1)) 1.0 >>> x = Cos(Number(3.1415 / 2.0)) >>> print(round(x.eval(), 1)) 0.0
Extends:
UnaryDimensionlessFunction

class
myokit.
Tan
(*ops)¶ Represents the tangent function
tan(x)
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = Tan(Number(3.1415 / 4.0)) >>> print(round(x.eval(), 1)) 1.0
Extends:
UnaryDimensionlessFunction

class
myokit.
ASin
(*ops)¶ Represents the inverse sine function
asin(x)
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = ASin(Sin(Number(1))) >>> print(round(x.eval(), 1)) 1.0
Extends:
UnaryDimensionlessFunction

class
myokit.
ACos
(*ops)¶ Represents the inverse cosine
acos(x)
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = ACos(Cos(Number(3))) >>> print(round(x.eval(), 1)) 3.0
Extends:
UnaryDimensionlessFunction

class
myokit.
ATan
(*ops)¶ Represents the inverse tangent function
atan(x)
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = ATan(Tan(Number(1))) >>> print(round(x.eval(), 1)) 1.0
If two arguments are given they are interpreted as the coordinates of a point (x, y) and the function returns this point’s angle with the (positive) xaxis. In this case, the returned value will be in the range (pi, pi].
Extends:
UnaryDimensionlessFunction
Conditional operators¶

class
myokit.
If
(i, t, e)¶ Allows conditional functions to be defined using an ifthenelse structure.
The first argument to an
If
function must be a condition, followed directly by an expression to use to calculate the function’s return value if this condition isTrue
. The third and final argument specifies the expression’s value if the condition isFalse
.A simple example in
.mmt
syntax:x = if(V < 10, 5 * V + 100, 6 * V)
Extends:
Function

condition
()¶ Returns this iffunction’s condition.

is_conditional
()¶ Returns True if and only if this expression’s tree contains a conditional statement.

piecewise
()¶ Returns an equivalent
Piecewise
object.

value
(which)¶ Returns the expression used when this if’s condition is
True
when called withwhich=True
. Otherwise return the expression used when this if’s condition isFalse
.


class
myokit.
Piecewise
(*ops)¶ Allows piecewise functions to be defined.
The first argument to a
Piecewise
function must be a condition, followed directly by an expression to use to calculate the function’s return value if this condition is true.Any number of conditionexpression pairs can be added. If multiple conditions evaluate as true, only the first one will be used to set the return value.
The final argument should be a default expression to use if none of the conditions evaluate to True. This means the
piecewise()
function can have any odd number of arguments greater than 2.A simple example in
mmt
syntax:x = piecewise( V < 10, 5 * V + 100 V < 20, 6 * V, 7 * V)
This will return
5 * V + 100
for any value smaller than 10,6 * V
for any value greater or equal to 10 but smaller than 20, and7 * V
for any values greather than or equal to 20.Extends:
Function

conditions
()¶ Returns an iterator over the conditions used by this Piecewise.

is_conditional
()¶ Returns True if and only if this expression’s tree contains a conditional statement.

pieces
()¶ Returns an iterator over the pieces in this Piecewise.


class
myokit.
Not
(op)¶ Negates a condition. Written as
not x
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = parse_expression('1 == 1') >>> print(x.eval()) True >>> y = Not(x) >>> print(y.eval()) False >>> x = parse_expression('(2 == 2) and not (1 > 2)') >>> print(x.eval()) True
Extends:
PrefixCondition

class
myokit.
Equal
(left, right)¶ Represents an equality check
x == y
.>>> from myokit import * >>> print(parse_expression('1 == 0').eval()) False >>> print(parse_expression('1 == 1').eval()) True
Extends:
InfixCondition

class
myokit.
NotEqual
(left, right)¶ Represents an inequality check
x != y
.>>> from myokit import * >>> print(parse_expression('1 != 0').eval()) True >>> print(parse_expression('1 != 1').eval()) False
Extends:
InfixCondition

class
myokit.
More
(left, right)¶ Represents an ismorethan check
x > y
.>>> from myokit import * >>> print(parse_expression('5 > 2').eval()) True
Extends:
InfixCondition

class
myokit.
Less
(left, right)¶ Represents an islessthan check
x < y
.>>> from myokit import * >>> print(parse_expression('5 < 2').eval()) False
Extends:
InfixCondition

class
myokit.
MoreEqual
(left, right)¶ Represents an ismorethanorequal check
x > y
.>>> from myokit import * >>> print(parse_expression('2 >= 2').eval()) True
Extends:
InfixCondition

class
myokit.
LessEqual
(left, right)¶ Represents an islessthanorequal check
x <= y
.>>> from myokit import * >>> print(parse_expression('2 <= 2').eval()) True
Extends:
InfixCondition

class
myokit.
And
(left, right)¶ True if two conditions are true:
x and y
.>>> from myokit import * >>> print(parse_expression('1 == 1 and 2 == 4').eval()) False >>> print(parse_expression('1 == 1 and 4 == 4').eval()) True
Extends:
InfixCondition

class
myokit.
Or
(left, right)¶ True if at least one of two conditions is true:
x or y
.>>> from myokit import * >>> print(parse_expression('1 == 1 or 2 == 4').eval()) True
Extends:
InfixCondition
Discontinuous functions¶

class
myokit.
Abs
(*ops)¶ Returns the absolute value of a number
abs(x)
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = parse_expression('abs(5)') >>> print(x.eval()) 5.0 >>> x = parse_expression('abs(5)') >>> print(x.eval()) 5.0
Extends:
Function

class
myokit.
Floor
(*ops)¶ Represents a rounding towards minus infinity
floor(x)
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = Floor(Number(5.2)) >>> print(x.eval()) 5.0 >>> x = Floor(Number(5.2)) >>> print(x.eval()) 6.0
Extends:
Function

class
myokit.
Ceil
(*ops)¶ Represents a rounding towards positve infinity
ceil(x)
.>>> from myokit import * >>> x = Ceil(Number(5.2)) >>> print(x.eval()) 6.0 >>> x = Ceil(Number(5.2)) >>> print(x.eval()) 5.0
Extends:
Function

class
myokit.
Quotient
(left, right)¶ Represents the quotient of a division
left // right
, also known as integer division.>>> import myokit >>> x = myokit.parse_expression('7 // 3') >>> print(x.eval()) 2.0
Note that, for negative numbers Myokit follows the convention of rounding towards negative infinity, rather than towards zero. Thus:
>>> print(myokit.parse_expression('7 // 3').eval()) 3.0
Similarly:
>>> print(myokit.parse_expression('5 // 3').eval()) 2.0
Note that this differs from how integer division is implemented in C, which _truncates_ (round towards zero), but similar to how
floor()
is implemented in C, which rounds towards negative infinity.See: https://pythonhistory.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/ And: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euclidean_division
Extends:
InfixExpression

class
myokit.
Remainder
(left, right)¶ Represents the remainder of a division (the “modulo”), expressed in
mmt
syntax asleft % right
.>>> import myokit >>> x = myokit.parse_expression('7 % 3') >>> print(x.eval()) 1.0
Note that, for negative numbers Myokit follows the convention of Python that the quotient is rounded to negative infinity. Thus:
>>> print(myokit.parse_expression('7 // 3').eval()) 3.0
and therefore:
>>> print(myokit.parse_expression('7 % 3').eval()) 2.0
Similarly:
>>> print(myokit.parse_expression('5 // 3').eval()) 2.0
so that:
>>> print(myokit.parse_expression('5 % 3').eval()) 1.0
See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modulo_operation
Extends:
InfixExpression
Partial derivatives¶

class
myokit.
PartialDerivative
(var1, var2)¶ Represents a reference to the partial derivative of one variable with respect to another.
This class is used when writing out derivatives of equations, but may _not_ appear in righthandside expressions for model variables!
Extends:
LhsExpression

bracket
(op=None)¶ See
Expression.bracket()
.

clone
(subst=None, expand=False, retain=None)¶ See
Expression.clone()
.

dependent_expression
()¶ Returns the expression that a derivative is taken of, i.e. “y” in “dy/dx”.

independent_expression
()¶ Returns the expression that a derivative is taken with respect to, i.e.
x
indy/dx
.

rhs
()¶ See
LhsExpression.rhs()
.The RHS returned in this case will be
None
, as there is no RHS associated with partial derivatives in the model.

var
()¶ See
LhsExpression.var()
.As with timederivatives, this returns the variable of which a derivative is taken (i.e. the dependent variable “y” in “dy/dx”).


class
myokit.
InitialValue
(var)¶ Represents a reference to the initial value of a state variable.
This class is used when writing out derivatives of equations, but may _not_ appear in righthandside expressions for model variables!
Extends:
LhsExpression

bracket
(op=None)¶ See
Expression.bracket()
.

clone
(subst=None, expand=False, retain=None)¶ See
Expression.clone()
.

rhs
()¶ See
LhsExpression.rhs()
.The RHS returned in this case will be
None
, as there is no RHS associated with initial values in the model.

var
()¶ See
LhsExpression.var()
.

Userdefined functions¶

class
myokit.
UserFunction
(name, arguments, template)¶ Represents a user function.
UserFunction
objects should not be created directly, but only viaModel.add_function()
.User functions are not
Expression
objects, but template expressions that are converted upon parsing. They allow common functions (for example a boltzman function) to be used in string expressions.Arguments:
name
 The user function’s name (a string)
arguments
 A list of function argument names (all of type
Name
) template
 The
Expression
evaluating this function.

arguments
()¶ Returns an iterator over this user function’s arguments.

convert
(arguments)¶ Returns an
Expression
object, evaluated using the given dictionary mapping argument Name objects to expressions.