[Maxima] nintegrate function
ko at research.att.com
Thu May 24 18:48:08 CDT 2007
I agree. A high-level nintegrate() is sorely missing from
The various algorithms/methods can be specified as options,
with one as default.
Again, Mathematica's NIntegrate is a good model.
Andrej Vodopivec wrote:
>> Well, that's not quite true, is it? You don't want it to try to
>> compute an antiderivative.
>> I think you should rename the function to quadpack_front_end
>> or something less suggestive than nintegrate.
> nintegrate implies numerical integration, but it does not imply which
> algorithm it uses (romberg, quad_qag, quad_qags, qaud_qagi). In maple
> I can use evalf(Int(...)) to do numerical integration, I don't need to
> know how it does it. In mathematica NIntegrate[..] does numerical
> integration and I don't need to know how it does it. It is a matter of
> personal choice but I prefer to use names which tell what function
> does instead of how it does something. I prefer realroots to
> whater_algorithm_it_uses. Function names should be suggestive.
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