Methods from Commutative Algebra and Numerical Analysis are combined to address a problem common to many disciplines: the estimation of the expected value of a polynomial of a random vector using a linear combination of a finite number of its values. In this work we remark on the error estimation... Show moreMethods from Commutative Algebra and Numerical Analysis are combined to address a problem common to many disciplines: the estimation of the expected value of a polynomial of a random vector using a linear combination of a finite number of its values. In this work we remark on the error estimation in cubature formulæ for polynomial functions and introduce the notion of a precision space for a cubature rule. Show less