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Re: If & NIntegrate

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  • Subject: [mg72616] Re: If & NIntegrate
  • From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 05:49:45 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
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Jouvenot, Fabrice wrote:
> Hi all !
> I have a problem that I cannot resolve, so I hope some one here will be able to help me.
> I am doing many calculus and some of them takes very very long time and other never converged. The fact is that I integrate (NIntegrate (1 or 2 dimensional)) functions that contains a IF.
> These functions calculated a result and at some point I test if one part of the calculus is either positive or negative. If it is negative, I want the result to be equal to 0.
> They have this pattern :
> function[x_]:==Module[{},
>   (different calculus to calculate f)
>   If[func[a]<0, 0, func[a]];
> ];
> And after :
>  b==NIntegrate[function[x],{...
> So I am looking for a solution to have a quick integration of this function


You should use the *Boole* [1] rather than an *If*: "Boole[expr] yields 
1 if expr is True and 0 if it is False."

For instance,


Sections 3.5.9, "Integrals over Regions" [2], and 3.2.3, "Piecewise 
Functions" [3], of _The Mathematica Book_ may be of interest too.





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