HYPERCUBE_EXACTNESS
Exactness of Multidimensional Quadrature


HYPERCUBE_EXACTNESS, a C++ program which investigates the polynomial exactness of a quadrature rule over the interior of the hypercube in M dimensions.

The polynomial exactness of a quadrature rule is defined as the highest total degree D such that the quadrature rule is guaranteed to integrate exactly all polynomials of total degree DEGREE_MAX or less, ignoring roundoff. The total degree of a polynomial is the maximum of the degrees of all its monomial terms. The degree of a monomial term is the sum of the exponents. Thus, for instance, the DEGREE of

x2y z5
is 2+1+5=8.

To be thorough, the program starts at DEGREE = 0, and then proceeds to DEGREE = 1, 2, and so on up to a maximum degree DEGREE_MAX specified by the user. At each value of DEGREE, the program generates every possible monomial term, applies the quadrature rule to it, and determines the quadrature error. The program uses a scaling factor on each monomial so that the exact integral should always be 1; therefore, each reported error can be compared on a fixed scale.

The program is very flexible and interactive. The quadrature rule is defined by three files, to be read at input, and the maximum degree is specified by the user as well.

Note that the three files that define the quadrature rule are assumed to have related names, of the form

When running the program, the user only enters the common prefix part of the file names, which is enough information for the program to find all three files.

The exactness results are written to an output file with the corresponding name:

Usage:

hypercube_exactness prefix degree_max
where

If the arguments are not supplied on the command line, the program will prompt for them.

Licensing:

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

Languages:

HYPERCUBE_EXACTNESS is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version.

Related Data and Programs:

CUBE_EXACTNESS, a C++ library which investigates the polynomial exactness of quadrature rules over the interior of a cube in 3D.

EXACTNESS, a C++ library which investigates the exactness of quadrature rules that estimate the integral of a function with a density, such as 1, exp(-x) or exp(-x^2), over an interval such as [-1,+1], [0,+oo) or (-oo,+oo).

hypercube_exactness_test

HYPERCUBE_GRID, a C++ library which computes a grid of points over the interior of a hypercube in M dimensions.

PYRAMID_EXACTNESS, a C++ program which investigates the polynomial exactness of a quadrature rule over the interior of the unit pyramid in 3D.

SPHERE_EXACTNESS, a C++ program which tests the monomial exactness of a quadrature rule on the surface of the unit sphere in 3D.

SQUARE_EXACTNESS, a C++ library which investigates the polynomial exactness of quadrature rules for f(x,y) over the interior of a rectangle in 2D.

TETRAHEDRON_EXACTNESS, a C++ program which investigates the polynomial exactness of a quadrature rule over the interior of a tetrahedron in 3D.

TRIANGLE_EXACTNESS, a C++ program which investigates the polynomial exactness of a quadrature rule over the interior of a triangle in 2D.

WEDGE_EXACTNESS, a C++ program which investigates the monomial exactness of a quadrature rule over the interior of the unit wedge in 3D.

Reference:

  1. Philip Davis, Philip Rabinowitz,
    Methods of Numerical Integration,
    Second Edition,
    Dover, 2007,
    ISBN: 0486453391,
    LC: QA299.3.D28.

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Last revised on 18 March 2020.