TRIANGLE_MONTE_CARLO
Monte Carlo Integral Estimates over the Unit Triangle in 2D


TRIANGLE_MONTE_CARLO is a MATLAB library which uses the Monte Carlo method to estimate the integral of a function F(X,Y) over the interior of the unit triangle in 2D.

The interior of the unit triangle in 2D is defined by the constraints:

        0 <= X
        0 <= Y
             X + Y <= 1
      
The functions F(X,Y) are monomials, having the form
        F(X,Y) = X^E(1) * Y^E(2)
      
where the exponents are nonnegative integers.

Licensing:

The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Languages:

TRIANGLE_MONTE_CARLO is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN77 version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version.

Related Data and Programs:

BALL_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB library which applies a Monte Carlo method to estimate integrals of a function over the interior of the unit ball in 3D;

CIRCLE_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB library which applies a Monte Carlo method to estimate the integral of a function on the circumference of the unit circle in 2D;

CUBE_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB library which applies a Monte Carlo method to estimate the integral of a function over the interior of the unit cube in 3D.

DISK_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB library which applies a Monte Carlo method to estimate the integral of a function over the interior of the unit disk in 2D;

DISK_QUARTER_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB library which applies a Monte Carlo method to estimate the integral of a function over the interior of the unit quarter disk in 2D;

ELLIPSE_MONTE_CARLO a MATLAB library which uses the Monte Carlo method to estimate the value of integrals over the interior of an ellipse in 2D.

ELLIPSOID_MONTE_CARLO a MATLAB library which uses the Monte Carlo method to estimate the value of integrals over the interior of an ellipsoid in M dimensions.

HYPERBALL_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB library which applies a Monte Carlo method to estimate the integral of a function over the interior of the unit hyperball in M dimensions;

HYPERBALL_VOLUME_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB program which applies a Monte Carlo method to estimate the volume of the unit hyperball in M dimensions;

HYPERCUBE_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB library which applies a Monte Carlo method to estimate the integral of a function over the interior of the unit hypercube in M dimensions.

HYPERSPHERE_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB library which applies a Monte Carlo method to estimate the integral of a function on the surface of the unit sphere in M dimensions;

LINE_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB library which uses the Monte Carlo method to estimate integrals over the length of the unit line in 1D.

POLYGON_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB library which applies a Monte Carlo method to estimate the integral of a function over the interior of a polygon in 2D.

PYRAMID_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB library which applies a Monte Carlo method to estimate integrals of a function over the interior of the unit pyramid in 3D;

SIMPLEX_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB library which uses the Monte Carlo method to estimate integrals over the interior of the unit simplex in M dimensions.

SPHERE_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB library which applies a Monte Carlo method to estimate the integral of a function over the surface of the unit sphere in 3D;

SPHERE_TRIANGLE_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB library which applies a Monte Carlo method to estimate the integral of a function over a spherical triangle on the surface of the unit sphere in 3D;

SQUARE_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB library which applies a Monte Carlo method to estimate the integral of a function over the interior of the unit square in 2D.

TETRAHEDRON_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB library which uses the Monte Carlo method to estimate integrals over the interior of the unit tetrahedron in 3D.

TRIANGLE_DUNAVANT_RULE, a MATLAB library which sets up a Dunavant quadrature rule over the interior of a triangle in 2D.

TRIANGLE_FEKETE_RULE, a MATLAB library which defines Fekete rules for quadrature or interpolation over the interior of a triangle in 2D.

TRIANGLE_FELIPPA_RULE, a MATLAB library which returns Felippa's quadratures rules for approximating integrals over the interior of a triangle in 2D.

TRIANGLE_INTEGRALS, a MATLAB library which returns the exact value of the integral of any monomial over the interior of the unit triangle in 2D.

TRIANGLE_LYNESS_RULE, a MATLAB library which returns Lyness-Jespersen quadrature rules over the interior of a triangle in 2D.

TRIANGLE_NCC_RULE, a MATLAB library which defines Newton-Cotes closed quadrature rules on a triangle.

TRIANGLE_NCO_RULE, a MATLAB library which defines Newton-Cotes open quadrature rules on a triangle.

TRIANGLE_SYMQ_RULE, a MATLAB library which returns efficient symmetric quadrature rules, with exactness up to total degree 50, over the interior of an arbitrary triangle in 2D, by Hong Xiao and Zydrunas Gimbutas.

TRIANGLE_WANDZURA_RULE, a MATLAB library which sets up a quadrature rule of exactness 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 over the interior of a triangle in 2D.

WEDGE_MONTE_CARLO, a MATLAB library which uses the Monte Carlo method to estimate integrals over the interior of the unit wedge in 3D.

Reference:

  1. Claudio Rocchini, Paolo Cignoni,
    Generating Random Points in a Tetrahedron,
    Journal of Graphics Tools,
    Volume 5, Number 4, 2000, pages 9-12.
  2. Reuven Rubinstein,
    Monte Carlo Optimization, Simulation and Sensitivity of Queueing Networks,
    Krieger, 1992,
    ISBN: 0894647644,
    LC: QA298.R79.
  3. Greg Turk,
    Generating Random Points in a Triangle,
    in Graphics Gems I,
    edited by Andrew Glassner,
    AP Professional, 1990,
    ISBN: 0122861663,
    LC: T385.G697

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Last revised on 13 January 2014.