Algorithm 895: a continued fractions package for special functionsAlgorithm 895: a continued fractions package for special functions
Faculty of Sciences. Mathematics and Computer Science
2009New York, N.Y., 2009
ACM transactions on mathematical software. - New York, N.Y.
36(2009):3, p. 15,1-15,20
University of Antwerp
The continued fractions for special functions package (in the sequel abbreviated as CFSF package) complements a systematic study of continued fraction representations for special functions. It provides all the functionality to create continued fractions, in particular k-periodic or limit k-periodic fractions, to compute approximants, make use of continued fraction tails, perform equivalence transformations and contractions, and much more. The package, developed in Maple, includes a library of more than 200 representations of special functions, of which only 10% can be found in the 1964 NBS Handbook of Mathematical Functions with Formulas, Graphs and Mathematical Tables by M. Abramowitz and I. Stegun.