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Questions about the generation and use of compiled functions using Compile.

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List of compilable functions

Is there somewhere a list on the functions that Compile can compile, or the cases in which a particular function can be compiled that I haven't found? I'd be glad ...
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How to compile effectively?

What are the best practices of compiling functions? I understand that this is a vague question, but let me list some aspects that might trigger useful answers. Some of these have already been answered ...
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Internal`Bag inside Compile

Since Internal`Bag, Internal`StuffBag and Internal`BagPart can be compiled down, it is a ...
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Compiling more functions that don't call MainEvaluate

I would like to use Compile with functions defined outside Compile. For example if I have the two basic functions ...
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Has this implementation of FDM touched the speed limit of Mathematica?

Still, I'll use the implementation of the 1D FDTD method (you can simply understand it as a kind of explicit finite difference scheme for the Maxwell's equation) as the example. Just for completeness, ...
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Using a compiled function inside NIntegrate gives “CompiledFunction::cfsa” message

The following function is defined for Real input: ...
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Which Distributions can be Compiled using RandomVariate

Recently, Oleksandr kindly showed a list of Mathematica commands that can be compiled. RandomVariate was part of that list. However, whether this can be compiled depends upon the distribution that is ...
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Creating a standalone (executable) from mathematica code

I have written a small mathematica code to input a ".csv" file and output the data in a specific format, in a ".txt" file. I would like to give this program as an executable to my friend as she doesn'...
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How well does Mathematica code exported to C compare to code directly written for C?

Essentially what it says in the title. Mathematica can export its code to C. How much overhead does that inflict on the code, as compared to writing it from scratch in C?
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How to force Compile to return multiple results?

I would like to return two separate values from a compiled function, but Mathematica refuses to use the compiled version. Here is a narrowed-down example: ...
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MinGW-64 and CompilationTarget -> “C”: can't make library

I'm trying to set up my new Windows 8.1 tablet to compile Mathematica (9.0.1) functions to C, using the MinGW-64 compiler. I have it set up so that the following works: ...
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Speeding up this fractal-generating code

I used the code below (which is a sample from this gist containing more similar code) in my answer to my own question about Mandelbrot-like sets for functions other than the simple quadratic on Math....
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Compile recursive function modifying global variables

How to compile recursive formula when it relies on more than a few global variables (global to the topmost compiled function)? It is unreasonable to pass on all such variables to each recursive ...
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Precompiling a Whittaker function

Is there a way to speed up the evaluation of special functions in Mathematica? I am particularly interested in the Whittaker W function. For instance, the following piece of code: ...
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Problem with Compile Function

I am attempting to Compile this function which is used to calculate a elastic collision in two dimensions. The two first coordinates of each list are the position ...
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My introduction to Compile

I am reading Fractals from the Newton-Raphson method from Peter Young's page. I've tried: ...
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How to make the code inside Compile conciser without hurting performance?

Consider the following sample: ...
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Why is CompilationTarget -> C slower than directly writing with C?

Probably a hard question, but I think it's better to cry out loud. I've hesitated for a while about whether I should post this in StackOverflow with a c tag or not,...
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How do I get Mathematica to recognize a C compiler on a 64-bit Windows machine?

Mathematica does not recognize any C compiler on my computer. I run Mathematica 8.0.4.0 on Windows 7. I've tried to make sure various C compilers are installed on my computer, but I'm not sure how to ...
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Efficiently collecting results inside a compiled function

When we don't know the number of results that will be generated, the usual way to collect results is Reap/Sow. Another ...
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Example program for calling Mathematica from C

I want to call Mathematica from a C program. Suppose I have two numbers x = 2 and y = 3. I want to define ...
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Fastest way to measure Hamming distance of integers

I am looking for a fast and robust way to calculate the Hamming distance of integers. The Hamming distance of two integers is the number of matching bits in their binary representations. I expect that ...
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Fine tuning compiled code that computes dilogarithm function

As an exercise in writing a good Compile function, I want to do the simple task of coding a routine that outputs the real part of the dilogarithm function ...
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How can I compile this function

I want to simplify my function f1 to f2, but f2 can't be compiled. How can I make it ...
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Removing calls to MainEvalute when using inlined compiled closures

This question is tightly related to the answer Shaving the last 50 ms off NMinimize. There @OleksandR shows how inlined closures can be used to eliminate calls to ...
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sudden increase in timing when summing over 250 entries

I see a sudden increase of Timing by a factor of thousands when I sum over 250 elements of a matrix rather than over 249. So for instance, this table contains sums ...
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Quick multiple selections from a list

What is the fastest way to make multiple selections from a list? Compiled methods included. For example, here are two methods for selecting a subset, compared:- ...
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Function does not compile with Greater in it

I have to speed up a matrix-calculation and would like to use Compile for it, though it fails and produces an unknown error message: ...
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Why is MainEvaluate being used when LinearSolve can be compiled?

According to this question LinearSolve can be compiled. However, CompilePrint[] shows a call to ...
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Compiling a recursive formula

My question is related to computing what is called "invariant measure" for a particular well known fractal - the Sierpinski triangle. We have an array m of four two by two matrices, say ...
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How to compile a diagonal array efficiently?

For example, if we use some functions defined prior to Compile, we usually have the main evaluators in the compiled codes, pointing to the definition of the ...
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Can I use Compile to speed up InverseCDF?

I'm repeatedly issuing the command P = InverseCDF[NormalDistribution[0, 1], T] where T is either a 36- or 64-vector of real numbers (points in the unit ...
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How to define a complicated function inside the body of Compile?

I want to compile a function in a way to keep its memory footprint down. In the example below, I am trying to compile a function f that makes three calls to ...
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Getting Compile to work with Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition

The new Visual Studio is out since a week and I tried to get it to work with Mathematica (versions 11.0 and 11.1). However, the usual tricks for working with a new VS version fail here. Related ...
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Can (compiled) matrix permanent evaluation be further sped-up?

Update III  Mathematica 10.2.0 now ships with a predefined System`Permanent function, which the PermanentCode package ...
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Third argument of Compile

In his last comment on this answer, halirutan shows an example in which the third argument of Compile does not have any effect. The example is as follows. ...
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Using Apply inside Compile

In this great answer a compiled version of the Nelder-Mead algorithm is presented. Since it works on arbitrary dimensions (i.e. arbitrary number of arguments), it has to use apply on the objective ...
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How do you determine the optimal autocompilation length on your system

When you pack lists there is an overhead therefore packing a list with, say, 2 elements is likely to cost more than you get back in efficiency. Mathematica has default list lengths for which functions ...
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Is it possible for LibraryLink function to be Listable like that in Compile?

We know in Compile, there is an Option RuntimeAttributes -> {Listable} which can let the compiled function easily explore the ...
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How to compile the code for generate Pythagorean_triple?

I am finding Pythagorean_triple, it worked slowly. I tried to compile, but it gives some warnings. I also use "Case" or "Do" ,both of them failed.I'm sure my CCompiler has been set correctly. How can ...
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Compilation of Total with compensated summation

I sometimes obtain an unexpected error when trying to call a compiled version of Total with compensated summation turned on. More specifically I define ...
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NIntegrate-ing a compiled function

I'm trying to integrate numerically in 6 dimensions a very long expression and I read about the option to NIntegrate a compiled function which should be faster. ...
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Compiling the VoigtDistribution PDF

According to List of compilable functions, Erf and Erfc are compilable functions. However, I want to make a compiled version ...
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Implementing a compilable Faddeeva function of complex argument

For those, who are looking at Halirutan's answer and thinking "gee, I wish I was that good at LibraryLink, then I could really speed up my code!" I leave here the ...
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Bizarre behavior of With, Compile and Break

I'm guessing this is almost certainly a bug in Compile (because they're fairly common), but it's pretty weird and I spent about an hour tracking down the issue and ...
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How to use Compile to generate an $n\times n$ array using $n$ vectors

Let's consider the following: ...
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CompilationTarget->“C” crashes the kernel

Major deviation from my original post I realize that the long code I originally had was very discouraging to debug and did not attract any answers. So I have decided to revamp this question ...
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How to compile a function whose arguments are lists containing strings?

I'm unsuccessfully trying to compile this function check[argA_, argB_] := argA[[1]] == argB[[1]]; assuming that both arguments argA and argB are of the form <...
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Compile with array operations

When I use the function f with only the Module ...
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Use Compile to improve performance

I've recently discovered Compile as a way to optimize my code. I wrote a program to learn something new about Compile. I have a ...