[R] Gaussian Quadrature Numerical Integration In R

Ravi Varadhan rvaradhan at jhmi.edu
Wed Apr 14 18:50:25 CEST 2010

Just do a variable transformation. If your function is f(x), your new
function would be:
	f'(x) = sigma * f(sigma * x + mu).  You can integrate f'(x) using
the Hermite quadrature.


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Subject: [R] Gaussian Quadrature Numerical Integration In R

Hi All,

I am trying to use A Gaussian quadrature over the interval (-infty,infty)
with weighting function W(x)=exp(-(x-mu)^2/sigma) to estimate an integral.
Is there a way to do it in R? Is there a function already implemented which
uses such weighting function. 
I have been searching in the statmode package and I found the function
"gauss.quad(100, kind="hermite")" which uses the weighting function
W(x)=exp(-x^2). Is there a more general version of this weighting function
(using mu and sigma)?

Thanks for your help

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