(j3.2006) Special math functions

David Muxworthy d.muxworthy
Tue May 1 07:44:52 EDT 2007

On 1 May 2007, at 02:02, Van Snyder wrote:

> incomplete Gamma and Beta functions,...Fadeeva (aka plasma
> dispersion) function,
> But... I don't see a need for an International Standard in this area.

What one of the British C folk told me was that they cast envious  
eyes on all the mathematical software available to Fortran users and  
the intention behind this standard was to try to ensure that C became  
more obviously competitive in this area.  The same ends could be  
achieved by interoperability of course and who is to say what  
language the Fortran libraries are actually written in?  But I agree  
an International Standard is a strange way to go about it.


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