TEST_VALUES
Sample Function Values


TEST_VALUES is a MATLAB library which returns a few selected values of various functions.

The intent of TEST_VALUES is to provide a means of making very simple tests for correctness of software designed to compute a variety of functions. The testing can be done automatically. The data provided is generally skimpy, and might not test the algorithm over a suitably wide range. It does, however, provide a small amount of reassurance that a given computation is (or is not) computing the appropriate quantity, and doing so reasonably accurately.

Licensing:

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

Languages:

TEST_VALUES is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN77 version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATHEMATICA version and a MATLAB version and a Python version.

Related Data and Programs:

CORDIC, a MATLAB library which use the CORDIC method to compute certain elementary functions.

FN, a MATLAB library which approximates elementary and special functions using Chebyshev polynomials, by Wayne Fullerton.

GSL, a C++ library which evaluates many special functions.

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

POLPAK, a MATLAB library which computes various mathematical functions; test values for many of these functions are available in TEST_VALUES.

PROB, a MATLAB library which computes various statistical functions; test values for many of these functions are available in TEST_VALUES.

SPECFUN, a FORTRAN77 library which computes various special functions, particularly Bessel functions.

STEAM, a FORTRAN90 library which computes various functions related to the physical properties of water; test values for many of these functions are available in TEST_VALUES.

Reference:

  1. Milton Abramowitz, Irene Stegun,
    Handbook of Mathematical Functions,
    National Bureau of Standards, 1964,
    ISBN: 0-486-61272-4,
    LC: QA47.A34.
  2. Lester Haar, John Gallagher, George Kell,
    NBS/NRC Steam Tables:
    Thermodynamic and Transport Properties and Computer Programs for Vapor and Liquid States of Water in SI Units,
    Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, Washington, 1984,
    ISBN: 0-89116-353-0,
    LC: TJ270.H3.
  3. Allan McLeod,
    Algorithm 757: MISCFUN: A software package to compute uncommon special functions,
    ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software,
    Volume 22, Number 3, September 1996, pages 288-301.
  4. Frank Powell,
    Statistical Tables for Sociology, Biology and Physical Sciences,
    Cambridge University Press, 1982,
    ISBN: 0521284732,
    LC: QA276.25.S73.
  5. Eric Weisstein,
    CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics,
    CRC Press, 2002,
    Second edition,
    ISBN: 1584883472,
    LC: QA5.W45
  6. Stephen Wolfram,
    The Mathematica Book,
    Fourth Edition,
    Cambridge University Press, 1999,
    ISBN: 0-521-64314-7,
    LC: QA76.95.W65.
  7. Daniel Zwillinger, editor,
    CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae,
    30th Edition,
    CRC Press, 1996,
    ISBN: 0-8493-2479-3,
    LC: QA47.M315.
  8. Daniel Zwillinger, Steven Kokoska,
    Standard Probability and Statistical Tables,
    CRC Press, 2000,
    ISBN: 1-58488-059-7,
    LC: QA273.3.Z95.

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Last revised on 15 April 2016.