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Re: Compiled function with NIntegrate

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  • Subject: [mg52581] Re: Compiled function with NIntegrate
  • From: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 03:53:35 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
  • References: <comgvp$9hg$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


you must restict the arguments of your function by a pattern.
That mean that you have to use a normal (uncompiled) function
that call the compiled function when the arguemtn is numeric



NIntegrate[func[x], {x, 0, Pi}]

will work as expected.



"Alexei Akolzin" <akolzine at> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
news:comgvp$9hg$1 at
> Hello,
> I wonder why NIntegrate gives the following error with compiled functions:
> In:  f = Sin[x];
> In:  fc = Compile[{x},f];
> In:  fc[1]
> Out: 0.841471
> In:  NIntegrate[fc[x], {x, 0, 1}]
> Out: CompiledFunction::"cfsa" : Argument x at position 1 should be a
> machine-size real number.
> or
> Out: CompiledFunction::cfsa: Argument NIntegrate`Private`XX7 at position 1
> should be a machine-size real number.
> It is true that NIntegrate compiles functions by default. This was one of
> the suggestions found in the archive if not to deal, but to get around the
> problem. However, my particular function f takes around 10 minutes to
> evaluate for a single argument value. I never had patience to wait long
> enough (hours) for a result from NIntegrate to appear, with "Compiled"
> option set or not.
> To speed things up I used optimization package "optimize.m":
> In:  fc = Compile[{x},Optimize[f]].
> This helped a lot, with fc[1] ("1", for example) being evaluated in a 
> matter
> of mere seconds. But the problem now is that NIntegrate does not want to
> work with my function.
> So, the question is: is there any way to get my compiled function, as it 
> is,
> into NIntegrate?
> Thanks,
> Alexei.

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