Table 1

Stability regions for methods with bounded relative variance and optimal stability

Bound (ϵ)

Stages (s)

Stability (ls, ϵ)

Factor vs. τ-leap

Norm. factor τ-leap


0.10

3

3.94566

19.73

6.58

5

10.1813

50.9

10.18


0.25

3

5.89563

14.74

4.91

5

11.0001

27.5

5.5


0.50

3

8.12004

12.18

4.06

5

15.5997

23.4

4.68


Factor vs. τ-leap corresponds to the relative increase in the step size with respect to the Poisson τ-leap with the same bound in the variance (ls, ϵ/lτ-leap). Normalised factor vs. τ-leap takes into account the multiple stages of the method (ls, ϵ/(s·lτ-leap)).

Rué et al. BMC Systems Biology 2010 4:110   doi:10.1186/1752-0509-4-110

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