Thursday, August 4, 2022

Python - Lambda Week: Integration by Simpson's Rule

Python - Lambda Week: Integration by Simpson's Rule

Welcome to Python Week!  This we we're going to cover calculus and the keyword lambda.

Note:  All Python scripts presented this week were created using a TI-NSpire CX II CAS.   As of June 2022, the lambda keyword is available on all calculators (in the United States) that have Python.   If you are not sure, please check your calculator manual. 

Simpson's Rule

The Simpson's Rule estimates numeric integrals by:

∫( f(x) dx, x = a to b) ≈

(b - a) /(3 * n) * (f(a) + 4 * f1 + 2 * f2 + 4 * f3 + .... + 2 * f_n-2 + 4 * f_n-1 + f(b))

n must be an even number of partitions.  The more partitions, the higher the accuracy and the higher computation time.  Numeric Integer

from math import *

print("The math module is imported.")

print("Integra of f(x), 6 places")

f=eval("lambda x:"+input("f(x)? "))

# input parameters

a=eval(input("lower = "))

b=eval(input("upper = "))

n=int(input("even parts: "))

# checksafe, add 1 if n is odd

if n/2-int(n/2)==0:


# integral calculus



# 1 to n-1

for i in range(1,n):


  s+=(2*w) if (i/2-int(i/2)==0) else (4*w)


print("Integral: "+str(round(s,6)))

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