VB One Variable Function Example

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Imports System

Imports CenterSpace.NMath.Core

Namespace CenterSpace.NMath.Core.Examples.VisualBasic

  ' A .NET example in Visual Basic showing how to create and manipulate functions of one variable.
  Module OneVariableFunctionExample

    Private Function MyFunction(ByVal X As Double) As Double
      Return Math.Sin(X) + Math.Pow(X, 3) / Math.PI
    End Function

    Sub Main()


      ' Class OneVariableFunction encapsulates an arbitrary function, and
      ' works with other numerical classes to approximate integrals and
      ' derivatives. 

      ' A OneVariableFunction is constructed from an Func(Of Double, Double),
      ' a function delegate that takes a single double parameter and returns a double.
      ' For example, to encapsulate MyFunction (see above):
      Dim D As Func(Of Double, Double) = AddressOf MyFunction
      Dim F As New OneVariableFunction(D)

      ' The Evaluate() method evaluates a function at a given x-value.
      Console.Write("f(pi) = ")

      ' Evaluate() also accepts a vector of x-values, and returns a vector of
      ' y-values, such that y[i] = f( x[i] ). This code evaluates f at 10 points
      ' between 0 and 1:
      Dim X As New DoubleVector(10, 0, 1.0 / 10)
      Dim Y As DoubleVector = F.Evaluate(X)


      ' Class OneVariableFunction provides overloads of the arithmetic operators
      ' (and equivalent named methods) that work with either with two function
      ' objects, or with a function and a scalar. For example:
      Dim G As OneVariableFunction = (F + 1) / 2
      G = F * G
      Console.Write("g(pi) = ")

      ' Evaluate() accepts another OneVariableFunction, and returns a new
      ' function encapsulating the composite, g( f(x) ).
      Dim Composite As OneVariableFunction = G.Evaluate(F)
      Console.Write("g( f(pi) ) = ")

      ' The Integrate() method approximates the integral of a function over a
      ' given interval.
      Dim Integral As Double = F.Integrate(0, Math.PI / 2)
      Console.Write("Integral of f from 0 to pi/2 = ")

      ' To perform integration, every OneVariableFunction has an IIntegrator
      ' object associated with it. NMath Core integration classes such as
      ' RombergIntegrator and GaussKronrodIntegrator implement the IIntegrator
      ' interface. The default integrator for a OneVariableFunction is an instance
      ' of RombergIntegrator, which may be changed using the Integrator property.
      F.Integrator = New GaussKronrodIntegrator()
      Integral = F.Integrate(0, Math.PI / 2)
      Console.Write("Integral of f from 0 to pi/2 using Gauss-Kronrod = ")

      ' The Differentiate() method computes the derivative of a function at
      ' a given x-value.
      Dim Derivative As Double = F.Differentiate(Math.PI / 2)
      Console.Write("Derivative of f at pi/2 = ")

      ' Derivative() returns a new function object encapsulating the first
      ' derivative of a function.
      Dim F1stDeriv As OneVariableFunction = F.Derivative()
      Dim F2ndDeriv As OneVariableFunction = F1stDeriv.Derivative()

      Console.Write("1st derivative of f at pi/2 = ")
      Console.WriteLine(F1stDeriv.Evaluate(Math.PI / 2))
      Console.Write("2nd derivative of f at pi/2 = ")
      Console.WriteLine(F2ndDeriv.Evaluate(Math.PI / 2))

      Console.WriteLine("Press Enter Key")

    End Sub
  End Module
End Namespace

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