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/*! \file sobolrsg.hpp
    \brief Sobol low-discrepancy sequence generator
*/

#ifndef quantlib_sobol_ld_rsg_hpp
#define quantlib_sobol_ld_rsg_hpp

#include <ql/methods/montecarlo/sample.hpp>
#include <vector>

namespace QuantLib {

    //! Sobol low-discrepancy sequence generator
    /*! A Gray code counter and bitwise operations are used for very
        fast sequence generation.

        The implementation relies on primitive polynomials modulo two
        from the book "Monte Carlo Methods in Finance" by Peter
        Jäckel.

        21 200 primitive polynomials modulo two are provided in QuantLib.
        Jäckel has calculated 8 129 334 polynomials: if you need that many
        dimensions you can replace the primitivepolynomials.c file included
        in QuantLib with the one provided in the CD of the "Monte Carlo
        Methods in Finance" book.

        The choice of initialization numbers (also know as free direction
        integers) is crucial for the homogeneity properties of the sequence.
        Sobol defines two homogeneity properties: Property A and Property A'.

        The unit initialization numbers suggested in "Numerical
        Recipes in C", 2nd edition, by Press, Teukolsky, Vetterling,
        and Flannery (section 7.7) fail the test for Property A even
        for low dimensions.

        Bratley and Fox published coefficients of the free direction
        integers up to dimension 40, crediting unpublished work of
        Sobol' and Levitan. See Bratley, P., Fox, B.L. (1988)
        "Algorithm 659: Implementing Sobol's quasirandom sequence
        generator," ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software
        14:88-100. These values satisfy Property A for d<=20 and d =
        23, 31, 33, 34, 37; Property A' holds for d<=6.

        Jäckel provides in his book (section 8.3) initialization
        numbers up to dimension 32. Coefficients for d<=8 are the same
        as in Bradley-Fox, so Property A' holds for d<=6 but Property
        A holds for d<=32.

        The implementation of Lemieux, Cieslak, and Luttmer includes
        coefficients of the free direction integers up to dimension
        360.  Coefficients for d<=40 are the same as in Bradley-Fox.
        For dimension 40<d<=360 the coefficients have
        been calculated as optimal values based on the "resolution"
        criterion. See "RandQMC user's guide - A package for
        randomized quasi-Monte Carlo methods in C," by C. Lemieux,
        M. Cieslak, and K. Luttmer, version January 13 2004, and
        references cited there
        (http://www.math.ucalgary.ca/~lemieux/randqmc.html).
        The values up to d<=360 has been provided to the QuantLib team by
        Christiane Lemieux, private communication, September 2004.

        For more info on Sobol' sequences see also "Monte Carlo
        Methods in Financial Engineering," by P. Glasserman, 2004,
        Springer, section 5.2.3

        The Joe--Kuo numbers and the Kuo numbers are due to Stephen Joe
        and Frances Kuo.

        S. Joe and F. Y. Kuo, Constructing Sobol sequences with better
        two-dimensional projections, preprint Nov 22 2007

        See http://web.maths.unsw.edu.au/~fkuo/sobol/ for more information.

        Note that the Kuo numbers were generated to work with a
        different ordering of primitive polynomials for the first 40
        or so dimensions which is why we have the Alternative
        Primitive Polynomials.

        \test
        - the correctness of the returned values is tested by
          reproducing known good values.
        - the correctness of the returned values is tested by checking
          their discrepancy against known good values.
    */
00106     class SobolRsg {
      public:
        typedef Sample<std::vector<Real> > sample_type;
        enum DirectionIntegers {
            Unit, Jaeckel, SobolLevitan, SobolLevitanLemieux,
            JoeKuoD5, JoeKuoD6, JoeKuoD7,
            Kuo, Kuo2, Kuo3 };
        /*! \pre dimensionality must be <= PPMT_MAX_DIM */
        SobolRsg(Size dimensionality,
                 unsigned long seed = 0,
                 DirectionIntegers directionIntegers = Jaeckel);
        /*! skip to the n-th sample in the low-discrepancy sequence */
        void skipTo(unsigned long n);
        const std::vector<unsigned long>& nextInt32Sequence() const;
        const SobolRsg::sample_type& nextSequence() const {
            const std::vector<unsigned long>& v = nextInt32Sequence();
            // normalize to get a double in (0,1)
            for (Size k=0; k<dimensionality_; ++k)
                sequence_.value[k] = v[k] * normalizationFactor_;
            return sequence_;
        }
        const sample_type& lastSequence() const { return sequence_; }
        Size dimension() const { return dimensionality_; }
      private:
        static const int bits_;
        static const double normalizationFactor_;
        Size dimensionality_;
        mutable unsigned long sequenceCounter_;
        mutable bool firstDraw_;
        mutable sample_type sequence_;
        mutable std::vector<unsigned long> integerSequence_;
        std::vector<std::vector<unsigned long> > directionIntegers_;
    };

}

#endif

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