Re: Handbook of Mathematical functions

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg109831] Re: Handbook of Mathematical functions*From*: Vince Virgilio <blueschi at gmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 19 May 2010 07:04:31 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <201005171112.HAA11753@smc.vnet.net> <hstaev$e4l$1@smc.vnet.net>

On May 18, 2:01 am, "Kurt TeKolste" <tekol... at fastmail.net> wrote: > You might be interested in the online version of the Handbook of > Mathematical functions from NIST. It is available athttp://dlmf.nist.gov/. > > You can download a formula to Mathematica by Importing in LaTeX or > MathML from the URL provided with a formula. For example: > > A generating function for the Chebyshev polynomial of the first kind may > be found athttp://dlmf.nist.gov/18.12, equation 7 and downloaded using > any of the three following. > > LaTeX -- > Import["http://dlmf.nist.gov/18.12.E7.tex","NotebookObject";] > The LaTeX option brings up a notebook displaying the function -- > but it generally requires some editing to convert it into valid > Mathematica input syntax. > > MathML -- > Import["http://dlmf.nist.gov/18.12.E7.pMML","MathML";] > I have not been able to do anything useful with the MathML input. > > If you only want a picture -- > Import["http://dlmf.nist.gov/18.12.E7.png";] > > ekt And the fragility spreads. It's a little depressing that two projects with a similar subset of goals can't simply interoperate. And that with, what, 14 yrs behind DLMF and > 20 behind Mathematica. Nonetheless, Abramowitz and Stegun probably needed an update. Which has nothing to do with my preference for the Wolfram Functions site. Vince Virgilio

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