Re: Quite Upset with NIntegrate

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg54178] Re: Quite Upset with NIntegrate*From*: "Alan" <info at optioncity.REMOVETHIS.net>*Date*: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 01:58:25 -0500 (EST)*References*: <cuhsk4$9i8$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

> Should I accept that Mathematica can not handle such a > numerical integration or is there a way to make Nintegrate working > better? Often NIntegrate gets bogged down in 2+dimensional integrals or even 1D integrals with complicated integrands. When that happens to me, I usually work my way up to the computation by first creating an interpolating function for the integrand and integrating that. That is quite controlled in the sense that most of the time will be spent in sampling your function on some grid of your choosing and you know exactly how many points are going to be sampled. The resulting integration is usually fast, but not necessarily very accurate. But, at least you then know how long it takes to sample your integrand at N points. Then, try the original problem again with AccuracyGoal->2 and count how many points are sampled and how long it takes. You should at that point have a good esimate of the running time/accuracy trade-off. Hope it helps, alan > > Ismail >