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Legendre Laguerre and Hermite - Gauss Quadrature

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Nodes and weights for Legendre Laguerre and Hermite - Gauss Quadrature

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This .zip file contains 3 mfiles for computing the nodes and weights for Legendre Laguerre and Hermite - Gauss Quadrature of any order n.

Contrary to most of the files in use, the included files are all based on a symmetrical companion matrix, the eigenvalues of which are always real and correspond to the roots of the respective polynomials.

Hence, there is a 100% certainty of avoiding complex roots at high orders. It is known that the latter issue often causes huge numerical troubles.

Comments and Ratings (15)

Jakob Ameres

very useful!

Leo Lee

Can I ask a question? Can I use this for multivariate normal case?



Very clever and precise.

Is it me or these routines are not working correctly in Matlab 2013b?
PS. I have been using them since 2010.

Simple and fast.

afu2007 ??


I added this on the end to refine the eigenvalues via newtons method

if mod(n,2)==1

   success = false;
    for its=1:50 %maxit=50, usually will take 2
        p1 = pi^(-1/4);
        for j=1:n %make hermite we need
    pp = sqrt(2*n).*p2;
    if all(abs(z-z1)< 20*eps)
        success = true;
    if ~success
        warning('failed to converge to desired accuracy')
    w(x>=0) = 2./pp.^2;
    w(x<=0) = flipud(w(x>=0));
    x(x>=0) = z;
    x(x<=0) = -flipud(z);

Oh and I forgot to add this required you insist x = 0 is the middle value for odd via
if mod(n,2)==1

Very nice submission, simple and fast

One addition I did is this

% Linear map from[-1,1] to [a,b]

a and b are user provided, and I think now that you can shift from [1 1] to [a b]

Very useful program.

How can I calculate the GaussLegendre in the [0 1] space?



Some minor changes to the code's comments.


No updates were made. Only the description was changed: it should read "the eigenvalues of the companion matrix" instead of "the roots of the companion matrix". Obviously, a matrix has no roots.

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