[ODE] Better understanding about simulating surfaces

Bill Sellers wis at mac.com
Wed Aug 16 08:19:02 MST 2006

Perhaps we should put a warning into the debug version of the library  
that prints out whenever the time step is different from the previous  


On 16 Aug 2006, at 15:35, Jean de Largentaye wrote:

> hm. Variable timesteps in ODE cause much pain, woe and gnashing of
> teeth (and in some instances, raining frogs). It's possible, but not
> trivial.
> My uneducated guess is that your odd behaviour will be somewhat
> lessened (disappear?) by using a fixed time step.
> I've got to put this in the FAQ. I'll put a stupid stub with the weak
> hope that someone more knowledgeable could fill it up with correct
> instructions.

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