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### Computation of a functional for large values

Consider the following function : $$f(x) = \sin^2(\frac{π\Gamma(x)}{2x})$$ Now consider the following functional : $$I(x)=\int_0^\infty \frac{f(x + iy) − f(x − iy)}{e^{2πy}-1} dy$$ I need values for ...
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### To use the confluent hypergeometric function or not to?

I am numerically computing the following integral as a function of positive $k$. $$I(k) := \int_0^\infty x^b(k+x)^{a-1} e^{-x} dx \tag1$$ It is shown in math.stackexchange.com that this can be ...
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### Comparison of integrals with a function:

Consider the following integral: $$S(q)=\int_{x=2}^q\sin^2\left(\frac{π\Gamma(x)}{2x}\right)dx$$ And consider the functions : $$R(q)=\frac{q}{\log(q)}$$ $$T(q)=\int_2^q\frac{1}{\log(x)}dx$$ I ...
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### Coding of the Legendre polynomial and the infinite sum using python

I'm looking to code the following function: $$|g(\theta)=\frac{1}{2k}\sum_{\ell=0}^{\infty} (2\ell +1)\sin(2\delta_{\ell})P_{\ell}\cos(\theta)|^2$$ ...
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### Kummer's confluent hypergeometric for complex arguments in C/C++?

I need to evaluate Kummer's confluent hypergeometric function for imaginary arguments: $$_1F_1(a,b;ix)$$ where $i$ is the imaginary unit, $a,b,x$ are real, and $a,b>0$. Is there a routine ...
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### Using Log Gamma function to avoid overflow

I have to do some numerical calculus using gamma functions. I am using the tgamma incluided in the C++ cmath library. The ...
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### What is the fastest opensource implementation of Bessel functions computation?

I'm looking for an open-source (to use and learn from) software which computes Bessel functions of integer order of real argument to double precision the fastest among all such implementations. ...
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### Newton iteration for cube root without division

It's a fairly well known trick to avoid division in calculating square-roots to apply Newton's method to finding $1/\sqrt{x}$, and probably better known, using Newton's method to find reciprocals ...
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### Bessel EVP and fzero

I am trying to solve the Eigenvalue problem $$x^2 y''+ x y' + x^2 y = \lambda^2 y\,,\quad x\in(0,1)\,,\quad y(0)=0\,,\quad y'(1)=y(1)$$ The differential equation is the Bessel equation. The solution ...
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### Second derivative of the Associated Legendre functions

I would like to compute, as part of the solution of the Laplace equation using the Fast Multipole Method, the second derivative of the associated legendre functions of the first kind . Specifically, I ...
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### Efficient computation of tangent of fraction of angle

I want to compute $a = \tan(f \theta)$ for $f\in [0,1]$, given $g = \tan\theta$. Obviously, I can compute $a = \tan(f\tan^{-1}g)$, but I'm wondering if there's a more efficient way that avoids having ...
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### How to use polylogarithm function in c++?

Is there any preprocessor directives that could be used to use the polylog function? Or is it included in cmath? If so, do you call it by Li or by polylog? EDIT: What I really am trying to do is give ...
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### Evaluate the sum

I want to evaluate the sum $$\sum_{k=1}^\infty \left(\frac{i+1}{\sqrt{2}}\right)^k\cdot k^{-\alpha}$$ where $i=\sqrt{-1}$ and $\alpha\in[\frac{3}{4},1]$ with 8 digits accuracy. If I am willing to ...
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### Does transforming $J_0(x)\to\int\cos(x\sin\theta)$ help with numerical integration?

I've heard anecdotally that when one is trying to numerically do an integral of the form $$\int_0^\infty f(x) J_0(x)\,\mathrm{d}x$$ with $f(x)$ smooth and well-behaved (e.g. not itself highly ...