RxODE

How RxODE assigns compartment numbers

RxODE automatically assigns compartment numbers when parsing. For example, with the Mavoglurant PBPK model the following model may be used:

library(RxODE)
pbpk <- RxODE({
    KbBR = exp(lKbBR)
    KbMU = exp(lKbMU)
    KbAD = exp(lKbAD)
    CLint= exp(lCLint + eta.LClint)
    KbBO = exp(lKbBO)
    KbRB = exp(lKbRB)

    ## Regional blood flows
    CO  = (187.00*WT^0.81)*60/1000;         # Cardiac output (L/h) from White et al (1968)
    QHT = 4.0 *CO/100;
    QBR = 12.0*CO/100;
    QMU = 17.0*CO/100;
    QAD = 5.0 *CO/100;
    QSK = 5.0 *CO/100;
    QSP = 3.0 *CO/100;
    QPA = 1.0 *CO/100;
    QLI = 25.5*CO/100;
    QST = 1.0 *CO/100;
    QGU = 14.0*CO/100;
    QHA = QLI - (QSP + QPA + QST + QGU); # Hepatic artery blood flow
    QBO = 5.0 *CO/100;
    QKI = 19.0*CO/100;
    QRB = CO - (QHT + QBR + QMU + QAD + QSK + QLI + QBO + QKI);
    QLU = QHT + QBR + QMU + QAD + QSK + QLI + QBO + QKI + QRB;

    ## Organs' volumes = organs' weights / organs' density
    VLU = (0.76 *WT/100)/1.051;
    VHT = (0.47 *WT/100)/1.030;
    VBR = (2.00 *WT/100)/1.036;
    VMU = (40.00*WT/100)/1.041;
    VAD = (21.42*WT/100)/0.916;
    VSK = (3.71 *WT/100)/1.116;
    VSP = (0.26 *WT/100)/1.054;
    VPA = (0.14 *WT/100)/1.045;
    VLI = (2.57 *WT/100)/1.040;
    VST = (0.21 *WT/100)/1.050;
    VGU = (1.44 *WT/100)/1.043;
    VBO = (14.29*WT/100)/1.990;
    VKI = (0.44 *WT/100)/1.050;
    VAB = (2.81 *WT/100)/1.040;
    VVB = (5.62 *WT/100)/1.040;
    VRB = (3.86 *WT/100)/1.040;

    ## Fixed parameters
    BP = 0.61;      # Blood:plasma partition coefficient
    fup = 0.028;    # Fraction unbound in plasma
    fub = fup/BP;   # Fraction unbound in blood

    KbLU = exp(0.8334);
    KbHT = exp(1.1205);
    KbSK = exp(-.5238);
    KbSP = exp(0.3224);
    KbPA = exp(0.3224);
    KbLI = exp(1.7604);
    KbST = exp(0.3224);
    KbGU = exp(1.2026);
    KbKI = exp(1.3171);

    ##-----------------------------------------
    S15 = VVB*BP/1000;
    C15 = Venous_Blood/S15

    ##-----------------------------------------
    d/dt(Lungs) = QLU*(Venous_Blood/VVB - Lungs/KbLU/VLU);
    d/dt(Heart) = QHT*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Heart/KbHT/VHT);
    d/dt(Brain) = QBR*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Brain/KbBR/VBR);
    d/dt(Muscles) = QMU*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Muscles/KbMU/VMU);
    d/dt(Adipose) = QAD*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Adipose/KbAD/VAD);
    d/dt(Skin) = QSK*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Skin/KbSK/VSK);
    d/dt(Spleen) = QSP*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Spleen/KbSP/VSP);
    d/dt(Pancreas) = QPA*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Pancreas/KbPA/VPA);
    d/dt(Liver) = QHA*Arterial_Blood/VAB + QSP*Spleen/KbSP/VSP + QPA*Pancreas/KbPA/VPA + QST*Stomach/KbST/VST + QGU*Gut/KbGU/VGU - CLint*fub*Liver/KbLI/VLI - QLI*Liver/KbLI/VLI;
    d/dt(Stomach) = QST*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Stomach/KbST/VST);
    d/dt(Gut) = QGU*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Gut/KbGU/VGU);
    d/dt(Bones) = QBO*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Bones/KbBO/VBO);
    d/dt(Kidneys) = QKI*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Kidneys/KbKI/VKI);
    d/dt(Arterial_Blood) = QLU*(Lungs/KbLU/VLU - Arterial_Blood/VAB);
    d/dt(Venous_Blood) = QHT*Heart/KbHT/VHT + QBR*Brain/KbBR/VBR + QMU*Muscles/KbMU/VMU + QAD*Adipose/KbAD/VAD + QSK*Skin/KbSK/VSK + QLI*Liver/KbLI/VLI + QBO*Bones/KbBO/VBO + QKI*Kidneys/KbKI/VKI + QRB*Rest_of_Body/KbRB/VRB - QLU*Venous_Blood/VVB;
    d/dt(Rest_of_Body) = QRB*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Rest_of_Body/KbRB/VRB);
})

If you look at the summary, you can see where RxODE assigned the compartment number(s)

summary(pbpk)
#> RxODE 0.9.2-0 model named rx_5969db34d2be342aa0f8f9c767ce7d88 model (ready). 
#> DLL: /tmp/Rtmpa9kr3O/.rxCache/rx_5969db34d2be342aa0f8f9c767ce7d88__.rxd/rx_5969db34d2be342aa0f8f9c767ce7d88_.so
#> -- User supplied parameters: ---------------------------------------------------
#>      lKbBR      lKbMU      lKbAD     lCLint eta.LClint      lKbBO      lKbRB 
#>         NA         NA         NA         NA         NA         NA         NA 
#>         WT         BP        fup 
#>         NA      0.610      0.028 
#> -- User initial conditions: ----------------------------------------------------
#>          Lungs          Heart          Brain        Muscles        Adipose 
#>              0              0              0              0              0 
#>           Skin         Spleen       Pancreas          Liver        Stomach 
#>              0              0              0              0              0 
#>            Gut          Bones        Kidneys Arterial_Blood   Venous_Blood 
#>              0              0              0              0              0 
#>   Rest_of_Body 
#>              0 
#> -- Compartments: ---------------------------------------------------------------
#>            cmt=1            cmt=2            cmt=3            cmt=4 
#>          "Lungs"          "Heart"          "Brain"        "Muscles" 
#>            cmt=5            cmt=6            cmt=7            cmt=8 
#>        "Adipose"           "Skin"         "Spleen"       "Pancreas" 
#>            cmt=9           cmt=10           cmt=11           cmt=12 
#>          "Liver"        "Stomach"            "Gut"          "Bones" 
#>           cmt=13           cmt=14           cmt=15           cmt=16 
#>        "Kidneys" "Arterial_Blood"   "Venous_Blood"   "Rest_of_Body" 
#> 
#> Calculated Variables:
#>  [1] "KbBR"  "KbMU"  "KbAD"  "CLint" "KbBO"  "KbRB"  "CO"    "QHT"   "QBR"  
#> [10] "QMU"   "QAD"   "QSK"   "QSP"   "QPA"   "QLI"   "QST"   "QGU"   "QHA"  
#> [19] "QBO"   "QKI"   "QRB"   "QLU"   "VLU"   "VHT"   "VBR"   "VMU"   "VAD"  
#> [28] "VSK"   "VSP"   "VPA"   "VLI"   "VST"   "VGU"   "VBO"   "VKI"   "VAB"  
#> [37] "VVB"   "VRB"   "fub"   "KbLU"  "KbHT"  "KbSK"  "KbSP"  "KbPA"  "KbLI" 
#> [46] "KbST"  "KbGU"  "KbKI"  "S15"   "C15"  
#> ______________________________ RxODE Model Syntax ______________________________
#> RxODE({
#>     KbBR = exp(lKbBR)
#>     KbMU = exp(lKbMU)
#>     KbAD = exp(lKbAD)
#>     CLint = exp(lCLint + eta.LClint)
#>     KbBO = exp(lKbBO)
#>     KbRB = exp(lKbRB)
#>     CO = (187 * WT^0.81) * 60/1000
#>     QHT = 4 * CO/100
#>     QBR = 12 * CO/100
#>     QMU = 17 * CO/100
#>     QAD = 5 * CO/100
#>     QSK = 5 * CO/100
#>     QSP = 3 * CO/100
#>     QPA = 1 * CO/100
#>     QLI = 25.5 * CO/100
#>     QST = 1 * CO/100
#>     QGU = 14 * CO/100
#>     QHA = QLI - (QSP + QPA + QST + QGU)
#>     QBO = 5 * CO/100
#>     QKI = 19 * CO/100
#>     QRB = CO - (QHT + QBR + QMU + QAD + QSK + QLI + QBO + QKI)
#>     QLU = QHT + QBR + QMU + QAD + QSK + QLI + QBO + QKI + QRB
#>     VLU = (0.76 * WT/100)/1.051
#>     VHT = (0.47 * WT/100)/1.03
#>     VBR = (2 * WT/100)/1.036
#>     VMU = (40 * WT/100)/1.041
#>     VAD = (21.42 * WT/100)/0.916
#>     VSK = (3.71 * WT/100)/1.116
#>     VSP = (0.26 * WT/100)/1.054
#>     VPA = (0.14 * WT/100)/1.045
#>     VLI = (2.57 * WT/100)/1.04
#>     VST = (0.21 * WT/100)/1.05
#>     VGU = (1.44 * WT/100)/1.043
#>     VBO = (14.29 * WT/100)/1.99
#>     VKI = (0.44 * WT/100)/1.05
#>     VAB = (2.81 * WT/100)/1.04
#>     VVB = (5.62 * WT/100)/1.04
#>     VRB = (3.86 * WT/100)/1.04
#>     BP = 0.61
#>     fup = 0.028
#>     fub = fup/BP
#>     KbLU = exp(0.8334)
#>     KbHT = exp(1.1205)
#>     KbSK = exp(-0.5238)
#>     KbSP = exp(0.3224)
#>     KbPA = exp(0.3224)
#>     KbLI = exp(1.7604)
#>     KbST = exp(0.3224)
#>     KbGU = exp(1.2026)
#>     KbKI = exp(1.3171)
#>     S15 = VVB * BP/1000
#>     C15 = Venous_Blood/S15
#>     d/dt(Lungs) = QLU * (Venous_Blood/VVB - Lungs/KbLU/VLU)
#>     d/dt(Heart) = QHT * (Arterial_Blood/VAB - Heart/KbHT/VHT)
#>     d/dt(Brain) = QBR * (Arterial_Blood/VAB - Brain/KbBR/VBR)
#>     d/dt(Muscles) = QMU * (Arterial_Blood/VAB - Muscles/KbMU/VMU)
#>     d/dt(Adipose) = QAD * (Arterial_Blood/VAB - Adipose/KbAD/VAD)
#>     d/dt(Skin) = QSK * (Arterial_Blood/VAB - Skin/KbSK/VSK)
#>     d/dt(Spleen) = QSP * (Arterial_Blood/VAB - Spleen/KbSP/VSP)
#>     d/dt(Pancreas) = QPA * (Arterial_Blood/VAB - Pancreas/KbPA/VPA)
#>     d/dt(Liver) = QHA * Arterial_Blood/VAB + QSP * Spleen/KbSP/VSP + 
#>         QPA * Pancreas/KbPA/VPA + QST * Stomach/KbST/VST + QGU * 
#>         Gut/KbGU/VGU - CLint * fub * Liver/KbLI/VLI - QLI * Liver/KbLI/VLI
#>     d/dt(Stomach) = QST * (Arterial_Blood/VAB - Stomach/KbST/VST)
#>     d/dt(Gut) = QGU * (Arterial_Blood/VAB - Gut/KbGU/VGU)
#>     d/dt(Bones) = QBO * (Arterial_Blood/VAB - Bones/KbBO/VBO)
#>     d/dt(Kidneys) = QKI * (Arterial_Blood/VAB - Kidneys/KbKI/VKI)
#>     d/dt(Arterial_Blood) = QLU * (Lungs/KbLU/VLU - Arterial_Blood/VAB)
#>     d/dt(Venous_Blood) = QHT * Heart/KbHT/VHT + QBR * Brain/KbBR/VBR + 
#>         QMU * Muscles/KbMU/VMU + QAD * Adipose/KbAD/VAD + QSK * 
#>         Skin/KbSK/VSK + QLI * Liver/KbLI/VLI + QBO * Bones/KbBO/VBO + 
#>         QKI * Kidneys/KbKI/VKI + QRB * Rest_of_Body/KbRB/VRB - 
#>         QLU * Venous_Blood/VVB
#>     d/dt(Rest_of_Body) = QRB * (Arterial_Blood/VAB - Rest_of_Body/KbRB/VRB)
#> }) 
#> ________________________________________________________________________________

In this case, Venous_Blood is assigned to compartment 15. Figuring this out can be inconvenient and also lead to re-numbering compartment in simulation or estimation datasets. While it is easy and probably clearer to specify the compartment by name, other tools only support compartment numbers. Therefore, having a way to number compartment easily can lead to less data modification between multiple tools.

Changing compartment numbers by pre-declaring the compartments

To add the compartments to the RxODE model in the order you desire you simply need to pre-declare the compartments with cmt. For example specifying is Venous_Blood and Skin to be the 1st and 2nd compartments, respectively, is simple:

pbpk2 <- RxODE({
    cmt(Venous_Blood) ## Now this is the first compartment, ie cmt=1
    cmt(Skin) ## Skin may be a compartment you wish to dose to as well, so it is now cmt=2
    KbBR = exp(lKbBR)
    KbMU = exp(lKbMU)
    KbAD = exp(lKbAD)
    CLint= exp(lCLint + eta.LClint)
    KbBO = exp(lKbBO)
    KbRB = exp(lKbRB)

    ## Regional blood flows
    CO  = (187.00*WT^0.81)*60/1000;         # Cardiac output (L/h) from White et al (1968)
    QHT = 4.0 *CO/100;
    QBR = 12.0*CO/100;
    QMU = 17.0*CO/100;
    QAD = 5.0 *CO/100;
    QSK = 5.0 *CO/100;
    QSP = 3.0 *CO/100;
    QPA = 1.0 *CO/100;
    QLI = 25.5*CO/100;
    QST = 1.0 *CO/100;
    QGU = 14.0*CO/100;
    QHA = QLI - (QSP + QPA + QST + QGU); # Hepatic artery blood flow
    QBO = 5.0 *CO/100;
    QKI = 19.0*CO/100;
    QRB = CO - (QHT + QBR + QMU + QAD + QSK + QLI + QBO + QKI);
    QLU = QHT + QBR + QMU + QAD + QSK + QLI + QBO + QKI + QRB;

    ## Organs' volumes = organs' weights / organs' density
    VLU = (0.76 *WT/100)/1.051;
    VHT = (0.47 *WT/100)/1.030;
    VBR = (2.00 *WT/100)/1.036;
    VMU = (40.00*WT/100)/1.041;
    VAD = (21.42*WT/100)/0.916;
    VSK = (3.71 *WT/100)/1.116;
    VSP = (0.26 *WT/100)/1.054;
    VPA = (0.14 *WT/100)/1.045;
    VLI = (2.57 *WT/100)/1.040;
    VST = (0.21 *WT/100)/1.050;
    VGU = (1.44 *WT/100)/1.043;
    VBO = (14.29*WT/100)/1.990;
    VKI = (0.44 *WT/100)/1.050;
    VAB = (2.81 *WT/100)/1.040;
    VVB = (5.62 *WT/100)/1.040;
    VRB = (3.86 *WT/100)/1.040;

    ## Fixed parameters
    BP = 0.61;      # Blood:plasma partition coefficient
    fup = 0.028;    # Fraction unbound in plasma
    fub = fup/BP;   # Fraction unbound in blood

    KbLU = exp(0.8334);
    KbHT = exp(1.1205);
    KbSK = exp(-.5238);
    KbSP = exp(0.3224);
    KbPA = exp(0.3224);
    KbLI = exp(1.7604);
    KbST = exp(0.3224);
    KbGU = exp(1.2026);
    KbKI = exp(1.3171);

    ##-----------------------------------------
    S15 = VVB*BP/1000;
    C15 = Venous_Blood/S15

    ##-----------------------------------------
    d/dt(Lungs) = QLU*(Venous_Blood/VVB - Lungs/KbLU/VLU);
    d/dt(Heart) = QHT*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Heart/KbHT/VHT);
    d/dt(Brain) = QBR*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Brain/KbBR/VBR);
    d/dt(Muscles) = QMU*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Muscles/KbMU/VMU);
    d/dt(Adipose) = QAD*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Adipose/KbAD/VAD);
    d/dt(Skin) = QSK*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Skin/KbSK/VSK);
    d/dt(Spleen) = QSP*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Spleen/KbSP/VSP);
    d/dt(Pancreas) = QPA*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Pancreas/KbPA/VPA);
    d/dt(Liver) = QHA*Arterial_Blood/VAB + QSP*Spleen/KbSP/VSP + QPA*Pancreas/KbPA/VPA + QST*Stomach/KbST/VST + QGU*Gut/KbGU/VGU - CLint*fub*Liver/KbLI/VLI - QLI*Liver/KbLI/VLI;
    d/dt(Stomach) = QST*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Stomach/KbST/VST);
    d/dt(Gut) = QGU*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Gut/KbGU/VGU);
    d/dt(Bones) = QBO*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Bones/KbBO/VBO);
    d/dt(Kidneys) = QKI*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Kidneys/KbKI/VKI);
    d/dt(Arterial_Blood) = QLU*(Lungs/KbLU/VLU - Arterial_Blood/VAB);
    d/dt(Venous_Blood) = QHT*Heart/KbHT/VHT + QBR*Brain/KbBR/VBR + QMU*Muscles/KbMU/VMU + QAD*Adipose/KbAD/VAD + QSK*Skin/KbSK/VSK + QLI*Liver/KbLI/VLI + QBO*Bones/KbBO/VBO + QKI*Kidneys/KbKI/VKI + QRB*Rest_of_Body/KbRB/VRB - QLU*Venous_Blood/VVB;
    d/dt(Rest_of_Body) = QRB*(Arterial_Blood/VAB - Rest_of_Body/KbRB/VRB);
})

You can see this change in the simple printout

pbpk2
#> RxODE 0.9.2-0 model named rx_317d7d35da63b0be20af616b76e06bfb model (ready). 
#> x$state: Venous_Blood, Skin, Lungs, Heart, Brain, Muscles, Adipose, Spleen, Pancreas, Liver, Stomach, Gut, Bones, Kidneys, Arterial_Blood, Rest_of_Body
#> x$params: lKbBR, lKbMU, lKbAD, lCLint, eta.LClint, lKbBO, lKbRB, WT, BP, fup
#> x$lhs: KbBR, KbMU, KbAD, CLint, KbBO, KbRB, CO, QHT, QBR, QMU, QAD, QSK, QSP, QPA, QLI, QST, QGU, QHA, QBO, QKI, QRB, QLU, VLU, VHT, VBR, VMU, VAD, VSK, VSP, VPA, VLI, VST, VGU, VBO, VKI, VAB, VVB, VRB, fub, KbLU, KbHT, KbSK, KbSP, KbPA, KbLI, KbST, KbGU, KbKI, S15, C15

The first two compartments are Venous_Blood followed by Skin.

Appending compartments to the model

You can also append “compartments” to the model. Because of the ODE solving internals, you cannot add fake compartments to the model until after all the differential equations are defined.

For example this is legal:

ode.1c.ka <- RxODE({
    C2 = center/V;
    d / dt(depot) = -KA * depot
    d/dt(center) = KA * depot - CL*C2
    cmt(eff);
})
print(ode.1c.ka)
#> RxODE 0.9.2-0 model named rx_84d7870193359e59de62e8eb7776026b model (ready). 
#> $state: depot, center
#> $stateExtra: eff
#> $params: V, KA, CL
#> $lhs: C2

Where as this is not:

ode.1c.ka <- RxODE({
    cmt(eff);
    C2 = center/V;
    d / dt(depot) = -KA * depot
    d/dt(center) = KA * depot - CL*C2
})

Which gives an error:

Error in rxModelVars_(obj) : 
  Evaluation error: Compartment 'eff' needs differential equations defined.