 # The Three eighths rule in Matlab

The Three Eighths rule is a Runge-Kutta method with order 4. This is the code for a program written in Matlab for the initial value problem

y'=y
y(0)=1
We want to know the y value at t = 1. The obvious solution is

y(t)=et, and therefore y(1) = e

### Matlab source code for TheThree Eighths rule: file: rk3_8.m

function [y,f_calls]=rk3_8(fun,t0,t1,y0,h,rpar)
t=t0;
y=y0;
fc=0;

while t < t1
if t+h>t1;h=t1-t;end
k1=feval(fun,t,y,rpar);
k2=feval(fun,t+h/3,y+h*k1/3,rpar);
k3=feval(fun,t+2*h/3,y+h*(k2-k1/3),rpar);
k4=feval(fun,t+h,y+h*(k3-k2+k1),rpar);
y=y+h*(k1+3*(k2+k3)+k4)/8;
fc=fc+4;
t=t+h;
end

if nargout > 1 fcalls=fc; end

### File fun.m

This is a file containing the function to evaluate

function[y] = fun(x, y, rpar)
u=x;

### Running

Save both files at same directory, and form matlab console use the cd command to go this directory
Run the following command from console
>>y = rk3_8('fun', 0, 1, y0, 0.0001,0);

Now we have the result stored in the variable y, run this to see it
>> y
and that gives us the result

y = 2.718

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