"Eric Sampson" <ericDOTsampson@gmail.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > "Steven_Lord" <email@example.com> wrote in message > <firstname.lastname@example.org>... >> >> >> "Kobye " <email@example.com> wrote in message >> news:firstname.lastname@example.org... >> > I have a code (script) of 462 lines. In parts, it uses the symbolic >> > toolbox. It also makes calls to 3 other functions that I have written, >> > that are already highly efficient. >> > >> > The code is a mechanical model (theory of elasticity) that describes >> > two plates joined by adhesive. The model is very elegant in its >> > formulation, but currently it is way too slow. I have the option of >> > either discarding it, or massively speeding it up. I have reason to >> > believe that large speed increases are feasible (similar models exist >> > and have been used for sensitivity analyses in the literature). >> > >> > If anyone would like to help me find ways to speed it up, your help >> > would be immeasurably appreciated. I will send you the code privately >> > as I don't necessarily want it in the public domain. >> > >> > Kobye >> > >> > PS the main bottlenecks seem to be symbolic integrations of my >> > Bernstein basis polynomials. I think that maybe the code could be sped >> > up here by using the Matlab poly options, but I am totally unfamiliar >> > with these. >> >> Try converting that symbolic integration into numeric integration using >> matlabFunction, FEVAL, or EVALIN (as shown in the Tips section of the >> documentation page below) and INTEGRAL. >> >> http://www.mathworks.com/help/symbolic/matlabfunction.html >> >> -- >> Steve Lord > > Steve, do you think this type of situation could be detected by M-lint and > highlighted in the Editor?
It might be detectable, but I don't think it should be reported. In some cases, you actually want to perform the symbolic integration; in this case, I think numeric integration would be sufficient for the OP's situation.