sparse_grid_hw, a MATLAB code which can compute sparse grids for multidimensional integration, based on 1D rules for the unit interval with unit weight function, or for the real line with the Gauss-Hermite weight function. The original version of the code is by Florian Heiss and Viktor Winschel.

The original version of this software, and other information, is available at .

Four built-in 1D families of quadrature rules are supplied, and the user can extend the package by supplying any family of 1D quadrature rules.

The built-in families are identified by a 3-letter key which is also the name of the MATLAB function that returns members of the family:

The user can build new sparse grids by supplying a 1D quadrature family. Examples provided include:


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


sparse_grid_hw is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version

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Original MATLAB code by Florian Heiss and Viktor Winschel.


Source Code:

Last revised on 20 March 2019.