Re: Error of the integral

From: Arthur E. Snyder <>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 11:35:32 -0700 (PDT)

I don't think there is (though such things are some times hard to find). I just compute the derivatives numerical myself, so:

Double_t dIntegral(TF1* f,Double_t lo,Double_t up,Int_t par,Double_t eps) {
  Int_t nPar=f->GetNpar();

  if(par<0) return 0.0;
  if(par>=nPar) return 0.0;
  if(nPar>=100) return 0.0;

  Double_t pars[100];
  Double_t dPar=fabs(pars[par])*eps;
  if(dPar<eps) dPar=eps;
  Double_t iUp=f->Integral(lo,up,pars)/Common::binSize;   pars[par]-=2.0*dPar;
  Double_t iLo=f->Integral(lo,up,pars)/Common::binSize;   return (iUp-iLo)/2.0/dPar;

It would be nice if ROOT provide such functions and error calculations as well as thing like moment integrals, etc. Maybe it does and I just can't find them (in which case somebody will tell us ...).

-Art S.

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On Tue, 18 Oct 2005, Alberto Pulvirenti wrote:

> Dear all,
> a question about functions.
> If I have a TF1 object coming from a best-fit operation, where
> parameters and their errors are set, I know that it is possible to
> calculate its integral between two values A and B.
> Is there a way to calculate also the error of this integral, taking into
> account the errors on the fitted parameters?
> Thanks, regards
> Alberto
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