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A. Shery
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Hello,,,
I have a quick and simple Q,
Does java support Calculus Operations ,,,, esplecially Ingetration
if so ,, Please provide the name of the packege and a Method in use,,
Any input will be appreciated.
 
Jim Yingst
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Short answer: no, not with the standard libraries anyway. I'm guessing you're talking about numeric integration, caluculating an area by adding up lots of numbers, rather than analytic integration, where you manipulate a formula to find the antiderivative. The latter is what we learn in calculus class, but doing this with computers isn't that common (though it is possible, and has been done, within certain limits). For numeric integration: if this is for a class, chances are you need to study the course materials and implement a solution yourself. However there are also third-party libraries which perform numeric integration and other analysis for you. Here is a good list. (Note only a few of these are in Java.) I haven't used any of these, but I've heard good things about Colt. However I'm not seeing anything there that does integration. My guess is that the serious numeric computation community hasn't really embraced Java yet - quote possibly because other languages still offer better performance for this sort of thing, and this is one arena where performance is king. But maybe there's other stuff out there that I'm just not finding...
 
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Ah, here is at least one ready-made solution for you. And this looks like a good general resource on numerics in Java. Enjoy...
[ October 07, 2003: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
 
A. Shery
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Thanx Jim, for your response which i consider to be comprehiensive. you're right i meant numerical computing. i just gone quickly throught the links you provided and i should find something useful there.
thanx again
 
Jeff Bosch
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Jim -
If I read your signature right:
"I have a catapult. Unless you give me all your money, I will hurl an enormous rock at your head."

So, did this help you get a raise?
[ October 08, 2003: Message edited by: Jeff Bosch ]
 
Jim Yingst
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Not so far, but I'm working on it. The sig was inspired by htis thread and a bit of googling.
 
Mani Ram
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Not so far, but I'm working on it. The sig was inspired by htis thread and a bit of googling.

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur
 
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