quad2d, a Python code which estimates an integral over a 2D rectangle using quadrature, intended as the starting point for program optimization or parallelization.


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


quad2d 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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Source Code:

Last revised on 23 October 2022.