LAGUERRE_POLYNOMIAL
Laguerre Polynomials


LAGUERRE_POLYNOMIAL is a C library which evaluates the Laguerre polynomial, the generalized Laguerre polynomials, and the Laguerre function.

The Laguerre polynomial L(n,x) can be defined by:

        L(n,x) = exp(x)/n! * d^n/dx^n ( exp(-x) * x^n )
      
where n is a nonnegative integer.

The generalized Laguerre polynomial Lm(n,m,x) can be defined by:

        Lm(n,m,x) = exp(x)/(x^m*n!) * d^n/dx^n ( exp(-x) * x^(m+n) )
      
where n and m are nonnegative integers.

The Laguerre function can be defined by:

        Lf(n,alpha,x) = exp(x)/(x^alpha*n!) * d^n/dx^n ( exp(-x) * x^(alpha+n) )
      
where n is a nonnegative integer and -1.0 < alpha is a real number.

Licensing:

The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Languages:

LAGUERRE_POLYNOMIAL is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN77 version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version.

Related Data and Programs:

BERNSTEIN_POLYNOMIAL, a C library which evaluates the Bernstein polynomials, useful for uniform approximation of functions;

CHEBYSHEV_POLYNOMIAL, a C library which evaluates the Chebyshev polynomial and associated functions.

GEGENBAUER_POLYNOMIAL, a C library which evaluates the Gegenbauer polynomial and associated functions.

HERMITE_POLYNOMIAL, a C library which evaluates the physicist's Hermite polynomial, the probabilist's Hermite polynomial, the Hermite function, and related functions.

JACOBI_POLYNOMIAL, a C library which evaluates the Jacobi polynomial and associated functions.

LAGUERRE_EXACTNESS, a C program which tests the polynomial exactness of Gauss-Laguerre quadrature rules for integration over [0,+oo) with density function exp(-x).

LAGUERRE_RULE, a C program which can compute and print a Gauss-Laguerre quadrature rule for estimating the integral of a function with density exp(-x) over the interval [0,+oo).

LAGUERRE_TEST_INT, a C library which defines test integrands for integration over [A,+oo).

LEGENDRE_POLYNOMIAL, a C library which evaluates the Legendre polynomial and associated functions.

LEGENDRE_SHIFTED_POLYNOMIAL, a C library which evaluates the shifted Legendre polynomial, with domain [0,1].

LOBATTO_POLYNOMIAL, a C library which evaluates Lobatto polynomials, similar to Legendre polynomials except that they are zero at both endpoints.

POLPAK, a C library which evaluates a variety of mathematical functions.

TEST_VALUES, a C library which supplies test values of various mathematical functions.

Reference:

  1. Theodore Chihara,
    An Introduction to Orthogonal Polynomials,
    Gordon and Breach, 1978,
    ISBN: 0677041500,
    LC: QA404.5 C44.
  2. Walter Gautschi,
    Orthogonal Polynomials: Computation and Approximation,
    Oxford, 2004,
    ISBN: 0-19-850672-4,
    LC: QA404.5 G3555.
  3. Frank Olver, Daniel Lozier, Ronald Boisvert, Charles Clark,
    NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions,
    Cambridge University Press, 2010,
    ISBN: 978-0521192255,
    LC: QA331.N57.
  4. Gabor Szego,
    Orthogonal Polynomials,
    American Mathematical Society, 1992,
    ISBN: 0821810235,
    LC: QA3.A5.v23.

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Last revised on 11 August 2013.