Daniel Lozier, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S.A.
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A New Web-Enabled Database of Special Functions


Special functions and orthogonal polynomials have many properties that give them great utility in mathematics, statistics, science and engineering.  Traditionally these properties have been collected and published in massive volumes such as the 1964 NBS Handbook of Mathematical Functions, edited by Abramowitz and Stegun.  Using this model, NIST is developing a totally new compendium called the Digital Library of Mathematical Functions.  Up-to-date mathematically and computationally, it will be web-enabled for effective desktop use.  Funding has been provided by the National Science Foundation.  In this talk the current status of the DLMF will be described.

Digital Library of Mathematical Functions: A New Web-based Compendium on Special Functions.