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Publication Citation: The DLMF Project: A New Initiative in Classical Special Functions

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Author(s): Daniel W. Lozier;
Title: The DLMF Project: A New Initiative in Classical Special Functions
Published: June 01, 1999
Abstract: NIST (formerly, National Bureau of Standards) has started an ambitious project that aims to produce a successor to Abramowitz and Stegun's {\em Handbook of Mathematical Functions}, published by the National Bureau of Standards in 1964 and reprinted by Dover in 1965. Both editions continue to sell briskly and are widely cited inthe scientific literature. However, with the many advances in the theory, computation and application of special functions that have occurred since 1960, a new standard reference is badly needed. NIST intends to satisfy this need by providing a Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (DLMF) as a free Web site together with an associated book and CD-ROM. The Web site will provide many capabilities that are impossible to provide in print media alone.
Conference: International Workshop on Special Functions
Proceedings: Proceedings on the International Workshop on Special Functions
Location: Hong Kong, JA
Dates: June 21-25, 1999
Keywords: digital library;handbook;internet;mathematical functions;special functions;world wide web
Research Areas: Software, Math
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