kronrod, a C++ code which computes both a Gauss quadrature rule of order N, and the Gauss-Kronrod rule of order 2*N+1.
A pair of Gauss and Gauss-Kronrod quadrature rules are typically used to provide an error estimate for an integral. The integral is estimated using the Gauss rule, and then the Gauss-Kronrod rule provides a higher precision estimate. The difference between the two estimates is taken as an approximation to the level of error.
The advantage of using a Gauss and Gauss-Kronrod pair is that the second rule, which uses 2*N+1 points, actually includes the N points in the previous Gauss rule. This means that the function values from that computation can be reused. This efficiency comes at the cost of a mild reduction in the degree of polynomial precision of the Gauss-Kronrod rule.
The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the MIT license
kronrod is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version and a Python version.
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