besselj, a FORTRAN90 code which evaluates Bessel J functions of noninteger order.


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besselj is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version and a Python version.

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  1. Donald Amos, SL Daniel, MK Weston,
    CDC 6600 subroutines IBESS and JBESS for Bessel functions I(NU,X) and J(NU,X),
    ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software,
    Volume 3, Number 1, March 1977, pages 76-92.
  2. William Cody,
    Algorithm 715: SPECFUN - A Portable FORTRAN Package of Special Function Routines and Test Drivers,
    ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software,
    Volume 19, Number 1, March 1993, pages 22-32.

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Last revised on 02 September 2021.