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d01rlc (dim1_​fin_​brkpts)

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1 Purpose

d01rlc is a general purpose integrator which calculates an approximation to the integral of a function f(x) over a finite interval [a,b]:
I= ab f(x) dx ,  
where the integrand may have local singular behaviour at a finite number of points within the integration interval.

2 Specification

#include <nag.h>
void  d01rlc (
void (*f)(const double x[], Integer nx, double fv[], Integer *iflag, Nag_Comm *comm),
double a, double b, Integer npts, const double points[], double epsabs, double epsrel, Integer maxsub, double *result, double *abserr, double rinfo[], Integer iinfo[], Nag_Comm *comm, NagError *fail)
The function may be called by the names: d01rlc or nag_quad_dim1_fin_brkpts.

3 Description

d01rlc is based on the QUADPACK routine QAGP (see Piessens et al. (1983)). It is very similar to d01rjc, but allows you to supply ‘break-points’, points at which the integrand is known to be difficult. It employs an adaptive algorithm, using the Gauss 10-point and Kronrod 21-point rules. The algorithm, described in de Doncker (1978), incorporates a global acceptance criterion (as defined by Malcolm and Simpson (1976)) together with the ε-algorithm (see Wynn (1956)) to perform extrapolation. The user-supplied ‘break-points’ always occur as the end points of some sub-interval during the adaptive process. The local error estimation is described in Piessens et al. (1983).
d01rlc requires you to supply a function to evaluate the integrand at an array of points.

4 References

de Doncker E (1978) An adaptive extrapolation algorithm for automatic integration ACM SIGNUM Newsl. 13(2) 12–18
Malcolm M A and Simpson R B (1976) Local versus global strategies for adaptive quadrature ACM Trans. Math. Software 1 129–146
Piessens R, de Doncker–Kapenga E, Überhuber C and Kahaner D (1983) QUADPACK, A Subroutine Package for Automatic Integration Springer–Verlag
Wynn P (1956) On a device for computing the em(Sn) transformation Math. Tables Aids Comput. 10 91–96

5 Arguments

1: f function, supplied by the user External Function
f must return the values of the integrand f at a set of points.
The specification of f is:
void  f (const double x[], Integer nx, double fv[], Integer *iflag, Nag_Comm *comm)
1: x[dim] const double Input
On entry: the abscissae, xi, for i=1,2,,nx, at which function values are required.
2: nx Integer Input
On entry: the number of abscissae at which a function value is required. nx will be of size equal to the number of Kronrod points in the quadrature rule used, in this case 21.
3: fv[dim] double Output
On exit: fv must contain the values of the integrand f. fv[i-1]=f(xi) for all i=1,2,,nx.
4: iflag Integer * Input/Output
On entry: iflag=0.
On exit: set iflag<0 to force an immediate exit with fail.code= NE_USER_STOP.
5: comm Nag_Comm *
Pointer to structure of type Nag_Comm; the following members are relevant to f.
userdouble *
iuserInteger *
The type Pointer will be void *. Before calling d01rlc you may allocate memory and initialize these pointers with various quantities for use by f when called from d01rlc (see Section 3.1.1 in the Introduction to the NAG Library CL Interface).
Note: f should not return floating-point NaN (Not a Number) or infinity values, since these are not handled by d01rlc. If your code inadvertently does return any NaNs or infinities, d01rlc is likely to produce unexpected results.
2: a double Input
On entry: a, the lower limit of integration.
3: b double Input
On entry: b, the upper limit of integration. It is not necessary that a<b.
Note: if a=b, the function will immediately return with result=0.0, abserr=0.0, rinfo=0.0 and iinfo=0.
4: npts Integer Input
On entry: the dimension of the array points. The number of user-supplied break-points within the integration interval.
Constraint: npts0.
5: points[npts] const double Input
On entry: the user-specified break-points.
Constraint: the break-points must all lie within the interval of integration (but may be supplied in any order).
6: epsabs double Input
On entry: εa, the absolute accuracy required. If epsabs is negative, εa=|epsabs|. See Section 7.
7: epsrel double Input
On entry: εr, the relative accuracy required. If epsrel is negative, εr=|epsrel|. See Section 7.
8: maxsub Integer Input
On entry: maxsdiv, the upper bound on the total number of subdivisions d01rlc may use to generate new segments. This does not include the initial segments of the interval generated from the supplied break-points. If maxsdiv=1, only the initial segments will be evaluated.
Suggested value: a value in the range 200 to 500 is adequate for most problems.
Constraint: maxsub1.
9: result double * Output
On exit: the approximation to the integral I.
10: abserr double * Output
On exit: an estimate of the modulus of the absolute error, which should be an upper bound for |I-result|.
11: rinfo[dim] double Output
Note: the dimension, dim, of the array rinfo must be at least 4×max(maxsub,npts)+npts+6.
On exit: details of the computation. See Section 9 for more information.
12: iinfo[dim] Integer Output
Note: the dimension, dim, of the array iinfo must be at least 2×max(maxsub,npts)+npts+4.
On exit: details of the computation. See Section 9 for more information.
13: comm Nag_Comm *
The NAG communication argument (see Section 3.1.1 in the Introduction to the NAG Library CL Interface).
14: fail NagError * Input/Output
The NAG error argument (see Section 7 in the Introduction to the NAG Library CL Interface).

6 Error Indicators and Warnings

Dynamic memory allocation failed.
See Section 3.1.2 in the Introduction to the NAG Library CL Interface for further information.
On entry, argument value had an illegal value.
On entry, maxsub=value.
Constraint: maxsub1.
On entry, npts=value.
Constraint: npts0.
An internal error has occurred in this function. Check the function call and any array sizes. If the call is correct then please contact NAG for assistance.
See Section 7.5 in the Introduction to the NAG Library CL Interface for further information.
Your licence key may have expired or may not have been installed correctly.
See Section 8 in the Introduction to the NAG Library CL Interface for further information.
Extremely bad integrand behaviour occurs around the sub-interval (value,value). The same advice applies as in the case of fail.code= NE_QUAD_MAX_SUBDIV.
On entry, break-points are specified outside (a,b): a=value and b=value.
The maximum number of subdivisions allowed with the given workspace has been reached without the accuracy requirements being achieved. Look at the integrand in order to determine the integration difficulties. If the position of a local difficulty within the interval can be determined (e.g., a singularity of the integrand or its derivative, a peak, a discontinuity, etc.) it should be supplied to the function as an element of the vector points. If necessary, another integrator, which is designed for handling the type of difficulty involved, must be used. Alternatively, consider relaxing the accuracy requirements specified by epsabs and epsrel, or increasing the amount of workspace.
The integral is probably divergent or slowly convergent.
Round-off error is detected in the extrapolation table. The requested tolerance cannot be achieved because the extrapolation does not increase the accuracy satisfactorily; the returned result is the best that can be obtained. The same advice applies as in the case of fail.code= NE_QUAD_MAX_SUBDIV.
Round-off error prevents the requested tolerance from being achieved: epsabs=value and epsrel=value.
Exit from f with iflag<0.

7 Accuracy

d01rlc cannot guarantee, but in practice usually achieves, the following accuracy:
|I-result|tol ,  
tol= max{|epsabs|,|epsrel|×|I|} ,  
and epsabs and epsrel are user-specified absolute and relative error tolerances. Moreover, it returns the quantity abserr which, in normal circumstances, satisfies

8 Parallelism and Performance

Background information to multithreading can be found in the Multithreading documentation.
d01rlc is not threaded in any implementation.

9 Further Comments

The time taken by d01rlc depends on the integrand and the accuracy required.
If fail.code= NE_NOERROR, NE_QUAD_BAD_SUBDIV, NE_QUAD_MAX_SUBDIV, NE_QUAD_NO_CONV, NE_QUAD_ROUNDOFF_EXTRAPL or NE_QUAD_ROUNDOFF_TOL, or if fail.code= NE_USER_STOP and at least one complete vector evaluation of f was completed, result and abserr will contain computed results. If these results are unacceptable, or if otherwise required, then you may wish to examine the contents of the array rinfo, which contains the end points of the sub-intervals used by d01rlc along with the integral contributions and error estimates over the sub-intervals.
Note: if fail.code= NE_USER_STOP, the results returned in result and abserr will only be representative of the integral if nseg is at least the number of initial segments. That is nsegnpts+1, (assuming no repeated break-points have been supplied). If in doubt, you should examine the set of segment end points used, as described below, and ensure these cover the interval [a,b].
Specifically, for i=1,2,,n, let ri denote the approximation to the value of the integral over the sub-interval [ai,bi] in the partition of [a,b] and ei be the corresponding absolute error estimate. Then, ai bi f(x) dx ri and result = i=1 n ri , unless d01rlc terminates while testing for divergence of the integral (see Section 3.4.3 of Piessens et al. (1983)). In this case, result (and abserr) are taken to be the values returned from the extrapolation process. This will be indicated by iinfo[2]=1 instead of 0. The value of n is returned in iinfo[0], and the values ai, bi, ei and ri are stored consecutively in the array rinfo, that is: The total number of abscissae at which the function was evaluated is returned in iinfo[1].

10 Example

This example computes
0 1 1 |x-1/7| dx .  
A break-point is specified at x=1/7, at which point the integrand is infinite. (For definiteness the function f returns the value 0.0 at this point.)

10.1 Program Text

Program Text (d01rlce.c)

10.2 Program Data


10.3 Program Results

Program Results (d01rlce.r)