Re: [eigen] Numerical Integration module

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Hi Jeff,

I am very much interested in this module as I use both Eigen and Quadpack++ in my code.  I am happy to provide help in coding / documenting this module if I get some guidance. 


On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 12:32 AM, Jeff J <complexzeros@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I am planning on making it precision-independent. I hadn't really looked into it though. It is good to know about mpreal. That will be convenient. Thanks for reaching out!

On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 10:32 PM, Pavel Holoborodko <pavel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi Jeff, 

I am interested in such extension.

Do you plan to make it precision-independent, so that it can compute with any desired precision using multiple-precision scalar types (e.g. "mpreal")?
(most of the code in Eigen is precision-independent and "mpreal" is included in distribution).

The main obstacle for this is that QUADPACK uses pre-computed coefficients in "double" precision only.

So that we have to implement additional algorithms to compute Gauss-Kronrod nodes & weights for (any) required precision on the fly.

The are several algorithms to generate GK:

D. Laurie (1997). Calculation of Gauss-Kronrod Quadrature Rules. Mathematics of Computation, 66(219).
G. Monegato (1978).. Some remarks on the construction of extended Gaussian quadrature rules. Mathematics of Computation, 32(141).

Here is one of the (unfinished) attempts to implement Monegato method:

I am ready to help with any "mpreal"-related questions (as I am its author).

Thank you,

On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 2:38 AM, Jeff J <complexzeros@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm planning on converting some QUADPACK code to the Eigen paradigm for my own purposes. Is there interest for this in the Eigen community? If so, I'm interested in hearing thoughts/requests on implementation and API.

Sreekumar Thaithara Balan
Research Associate in Cosmology
University College London

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