The Mathematical-Function Computation Handbook

Programming Using the MathCW Portable Software Library

Authors: Beebe, Nelson H.F.

  • Describes the computation of mathematical functions in decimal arithmetic, including coverage of 256-bit floating-point formats
  • Covers a major part of the NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions, with highly accurate implementations in up to 10 floating-point formats
  • Describes implementation in the C programming language, and also provides interfaces to Ada, C#, C++, Fortran, Java, and Pascal
  • Pays extensive attention to little-understood aspects of floating-point and integer arithmetic, and to software portability, including to important historical architectures
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About this book

This highly comprehensive handbook provides a substantial advance in the computation of elementary and special functions of mathematics, extending the function coverage of major programming languages well beyond their international standards, including full support for decimal floating-point arithmetic. Written with clarity and focusing on the C language, the work pays extensive attention to little-understood aspects of floating-point and integer arithmetic, and to software portability, as well as to important historical architectures. It extends support to a future 256-bit, floating-point format offering 70 decimal digits of precision.

Select Topics and Features: references an exceptionally useful, author-maintained MathCW website, containing source code for the book’s software, compiled libraries for numerous systems, pre-built

C compilers, and other related materials; offers a unique approach to covering mathematical-function computation using decimal arithmetic; provides extremely versatile appendices for interfaces to numerous other languages:  Ada, C#, C++, Fortran, Java, and Pascal; presupposes only basic familiarity with computer programming in a common language, as well as early level algebra; supplies a library that readily adapts for existing scripting languages, with minimal effort; supports both binary and decimal arithmetic, in up to 10 different floating-point formats; covers a significant portion (with highly accurate implementations) of the U.S National Institute of Standards and Technology’s 10-year project to codify mathematical functions.

This highly practical text/reference is an invaluable tool for advanced undergraduates, recording many lessons of the intermingled history of computer hardw

are and software, numerical algorithms, and mathematics. In addition, professional numerical analysts and others will find the handbook of real interest and utility because it builds on research by the mathematical software community over the last four decades.

About the authors

​Dr. Nelson H.F. Beebe is a Research Professor and Software Specialist in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Utah, USA. He has a diverse background in chemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, systems management, and typography, having studied, worked, and taught in three countries. He has written extensive software projects in numerous programming-language, operating-system, and hardware environments. His bibliographic database work has exposed him to a wide range of journals on current research.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Mathematical-Function Computation Handbook
Book Subtitle
Programming Using the MathCW Portable Software Library
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64110-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64110-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64109-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 1115
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