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Re: Slow iteration in a functional program

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  • Subject: [mg35686] Re: Slow iteration in a functional program
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 04:16:26 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <ahoeqo$bue$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

DrBob wrote:
> Jens' solution will run into problems with $IterationLimit, unless the
> user also calculates values "bottom-up" before asking for values like
> Phi[1000]:
> Phi/@Range[1000];Phi[1000]
> Where Jens said: "will save the function values for P[n]" he meant G[n]
> and Phi[n], not P[n], since he didn't include a modification of the
> definition for P[n].

No, I mean both ! because
>    Phi[1] = Flux;
>    Phi[n_] :=Phi[n]= Phi[n-1] Exp[-(1-P[n-1])*xsec

>    G[n_] := G[n]=ListIntegrate[xsec Phi[n]]

> Phi is the only function that needs this treatment, actually; G and P
> are not recursive, so saving their values will be a waste of space
> (contrary to the solution I sent earlier).  That determination isn't
> entirely trivial, so be careful in general.

Since I don't kow the full program, I assume that the computational
intesive function is G[]


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