NAG Library Routine Document

d01paf (md_simplex)


d01paf returns a sequence of approximations to the integral of a function over a multidimensional simplex, together with an error estimate for the last approximation.


Fortran Interface
Subroutine d01paf ( ndim, vert, ldvert, sdvert, functn, minord, maxord, finvls, esterr, ifail)
Integer, Intent (In):: ndim, ldvert, sdvert, maxord
Integer, Intent (Inout):: minord, ifail
Real (Kind=nag_wp), External:: functn
Real (Kind=nag_wp), Intent (Inout):: vert(ldvert,sdvert), finvls(maxord)
Real (Kind=nag_wp), Intent (Out):: esterr
C Header Interface
#include <nagmk26.h>
void  d01paf_ (const Integer *ndim, double vert[], const Integer *ldvert, const Integer *sdvert,
double (NAG_CALL *functn)(const Integer *ndim, const double x[]),
Integer *minord, const Integer *maxord, double finvls[], double *esterr, Integer *ifail)


d01paf computes a sequence of approximations finvlsj, for j=minord+1,,maxord, to an integral
where S is an n-dimensional simplex defined in terms of its n+1 vertices. finvlsj is an approximation which will be exact (except for rounding errors) whenever the integrand is a polynomial of total degree 2j-1 or less.
The type of method used has been described in Grundmann and Moller (1978), and is implemented in an extrapolated form using the theory from de Doncker (1979).


de Doncker E (1979) New Euler–Maclaurin Expansions and their application to quadrature over the s-dimensional simplex Math. Comput. 33 1003–1018
Grundmann A and Moller H M (1978) Invariant integration formulas for the n-simplex by combinatorial methods SIAM J. Numer. Anal. 15 282–290


1:     ndim – IntegerInput
On entry: n, the number of dimensions of the integral.
Constraint: ndim2.
2:     vertldvertsdvert – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayInput/Output
On entry: vertij must be set to the jth component of the ith vertex for the simplex integration region, for i=1,2,,n+1 and j=1,2,,n. If minord>0, vert must be unchanged since the previous call of d01paf.
On exit: these values are unchanged. The rest of the array vert is used for workspace and contains information to be used if another call of d01paf is made with minord>0. In particular vertn+12n+2 contains the volume of the simplex.
3:     ldvert – IntegerInput
On entry: the first dimension of the array vert as declared in the (sub)program from which d01paf is called.
Constraint: ldvertndim+1.
4:     sdvert – IntegerInput
On entry: the second dimension of the array vert as declared in the (sub)program from which d01paf is called.
Constraint: sdvert2×ndim+1.
5:     functn – real (Kind=nag_wp) Function, supplied by the user.External Procedure
functn must return the value of the integrand f at a given point.
The specification of functn is:
Fortran Interface
Function functn ( ndim, x)
Real (Kind=nag_wp):: functn
Integer, Intent (In):: ndim
Real (Kind=nag_wp), Intent (In):: x(ndim)
C Header Interface
#include <nagmk26.h>
double  functn (const Integer *ndim, const double x[])
1:     ndim – IntegerInput
On entry: n, the number of dimensions of the integral.
2:     xndim – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayInput
On entry: the coordinates of the point at which the integrand f must be evaluated.
functn must either be a module subprogram USEd by, or declared as EXTERNAL in, the (sub)program from which d01paf is called. Arguments denoted as Input must not be changed by this procedure.
Note: functn should not return floating-point NaN (Not a Number) or infinity values, since these are not handled by d01paf. If your code inadvertently does return any NaNs or infinities, d01paf is likely to produce unexpected results.
6:     minord – IntegerInput/Output
On entry: must specify the highest order of the approximations currently available in the array finvls. minord=0 indicates an initial call; minord>0 indicates that finvls1,finvls2,,finvlsminord have already been computed in a previous call of d01paf.
Constraint: minord0.
On exit: minord=maxord.
7:     maxord – IntegerInput
On entry: the highest order of approximation to the integral to be computed.
Constraint: maxord>minord.
8:     finvlsmaxord – Real (Kind=nag_wp) arrayInput/Output
On entry: if minord>0, finvls1,finvls2,,finvlsminord must contain approximations to the integral previously computed by d01paf.
On exit: contains these values unchanged, and the newly computed values finvlsminord+1,finvlsminord+2,,finvlsmaxord. finvlsj is an approximation to the integral of polynomial degree 2j-1.
9:     esterr – Real (Kind=nag_wp)Output
On exit: an absolute error estimate for finvlsmaxord.
10:   ifail – IntegerInput/Output
On entry: ifail must be set to 0, -1 or 1. If you are unfamiliar with this argument you should refer to Section 3.4 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for details.
For environments where it might be inappropriate to halt program execution when an error is detected, the value -1 or 1 is recommended. If the output of error messages is undesirable, then the value 1 is recommended. Otherwise, if you are not familiar with this argument, the recommended value is 0. When the value -1 or 1 is used it is essential to test the value of ifail on exit.
On exit: ifail=0 unless the routine detects an error or a warning has been flagged (see Section 6).

Error Indicators and Warnings

If on entry ifail=0 or -1, explanatory error messages are output on the current error message unit (as defined by x04aaf).
Errors or warnings detected by the routine:
On entry, ldvert=value and ndim=value.
Constraint: ldvertndim+1.
On entry, maxord=value and minord=value.
Constraint: maxord>minord.
On entry, minord=value.
Constraint: minord0.
On entry, ndim=value.
Constraint: ndim2.
On entry, sdvert=value and ndim=value.
Constraint: sdvert2×ndim+1.
The volume of the simplex integration region is too large or too small to be represented on the machine.
An unexpected error has been triggered by this routine. Please contact NAG.
See Section 3.9 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
Your licence key may have expired or may not have been installed correctly.
See Section 3.8 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.
Dynamic memory allocation failed.
See Section 3.7 in How to Use the NAG Library and its Documentation for further information.


An absolute error estimate is output through the argument esterr.

Parallelism and Performance

d01paf is threaded by NAG for parallel execution in multithreaded implementations of the NAG Library.
d01paf makes calls to BLAS and/or LAPACK routines, which may be threaded within the vendor library used by this implementation. Consult the documentation for the vendor library for further information.
Please consult the X06 Chapter Introduction for information on how to control and interrogate the OpenMP environment used within this routine. Please also consult the Users' Note for your implementation for any additional implementation-specific information.

Further Comments

The running time for d01paf will usually be dominated by the time used to evaluate the integrand functn. The maximum time that could be used by d01paf will be approximately given by
T×maxord+ndim! maxord-1!ndim+1!  
where T is the time needed for one call of functn.


This example demonstrates the use of the subroutine with the integral
01 01-x 01-x-y expx+y+z cosx+y+z dz dy dx = 14 .  

Program Text

Program Text (d01pafe.f90)

Program Data


Program Results

Program Results (d01pafe.r)