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RE: SetDelayed and NIntegrate

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  • Subject: [mg47825] RE: [mg47805] SetDelayed and NIntegrate
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 00:33:41 -0400 (EDT)
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On your second question...

With[{x = 2}, Plot[w, {q, 0, 1}]]

replaces every occurrence of x in the body of the With by 2. But there are
no occurrences of x in the body of the statement. So x never gets replaced.
The following would work.

With[{x = 2}, Plot[q^x, {q, 0, 1}]]

or (it's almost always better to define expressions as functions with

w[q_, x_] := q^x
With[{x = 2}, Plot[w[q, x], {q, 0, 1}]]

On your first question it would be nice if you gave a more complete case.
What is f[x,y]? In any case NIntegrate should evaluate to a single value and
you haven't specified enough to do that. I think you want Integrate instead.
Also, you will probably want Set, instead of DelayedSet, for g and h,
otherwise FindRoot will have to keep repeating the integration and
differentiation (I think). In a case like that you should check out each
step at a time before putting all the steps together.

David Park
djmp at

From: Mukhtar Bekkali [mailto:mbekkali at]
To: mathgroup at

Very simple question.   Is it possible in Mathematica 5 to execute this

f[x_,y_]:=f[x,y]  (*where f[x,y] is some known function*)

I get a message that Integrand is not numeric and FindRoot stops.   I would
like to make clear that I do not want to use Integrate.

My other question is why this code does not work


Thanks. Mukhtar Bekkali

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