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Compiled function with NIntegrate

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  • Subject: [mg52574] Compiled function with NIntegrate
  • From: Alexei Akolzin <akolzine at>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 02:21:50 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


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.
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?


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