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Re: deterministic integration
Posted:
Mar 2, 2013 3:43 AM


On Wed, 27 Feb 2013, daniel.lichtblau0@gmail.com wrote:
> Integrate uses a very large number of timeconstrained computations, and some of them also use time constraints under the hood. > > There is some amount of discussion of this here: > > http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/Conferences/5832/ > > A revised/updated version may be found here: > > http://www.sigsam.org/cca/issues/issue175.html > > See in particular section 5.7.
Thank you for the detailed information. One clarification: are time constraints and associated nondeterminism limited to definite integration in the current implementation or is there an example from indefinite integration?
> As for effectively setting all time constraints to infinity, this might by and large work (except there are also several places where Integrate code bypasses the evaluator for timeconstraining). > > Unprotect[TimeConstrained]; > TimeConstrained[expr_,args___] := expr > > This alters toe speed of your example above from 10 seconds to a minute; plan accordingly.
Interesting. On my system (Mathematica 8.0.4), this does not make a significant timing difference but does appear to achieve the desired result.
Alex



