Estimate an Integral

QUAD_SERIAL is a Python script which estimates an integral by using an averaging technique.

This program is intended as a starting point; MPI can be used to make a parallel version.


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


QUAD_SERIAL is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version and a Python version.

Related Data and Programs:

FIRE_SERIAL, a Python program which simulates a forest fire over a rectangular array of trees, starting at a single random location. It is intended as a starting point for the development of a parallel version.

PRIME_SERIAL, a Python script which counts the number of primes between 1 and N, and is intended as a starting point for a parallel version.

QUAD_MPI, a Python script which approximates an integral using a quadrature rule, and carries out the computation in parallel using MPI.

SEARCH_SERIAL, a Python script which searches integers between A and B for a value J such that F(J) = C, intended as a starting point for the creation of a parallel version.


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    Morgan Kaufmann, 2001,
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    LC: QA76.642.P32.
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    Using OpenMP: Portable Shared Memory Parallel Processing,
    MIT Press, 2007,
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Source Code:

Examples and Tests:

You can go up one level to the PYTHON source codes.

Last revised on 26 October 2012.