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Mathematics & Statistics


Using the latest mathematics approaches and computational methods, researchers at NIST provide state-of-the-art contributions that assist industry and academia in tackling some of the most difficult scientific, technical, and engineering problems and tasks.

The Research

Projects & Programs

High Performance Computing

Our High Performance Computing (HPC) program enables work on challenging problems that are beyond the capacity and capability of desktop computing resources

Special Functions

This project will create a web-based portal enabling users to evaluate a large class of special functions to essentially arbitrary accuracy at user-defined

Additional Resources Links


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