test_values, a Python code which supplies test values of various mathematical functions, including Abramowitz, AGM, Airy, Bell, Bernoulli, Bessel, Beta, Binomial, Bivariate Normal, Catalan, Cauchy, Chebyshev, Chi Square, Clausen, Clebsch Gordan, Collatz, Cosine integral, Dawson, Debye, Dedekind, dilogarithm, Exponential integral, Elliptic, Error, Euler, Exponential integral, F probability, Fresnel, Frobenius, Gamma, Gegenbauer, Goodwin, Gudermannian, Harmonic, Hermite, Hypergeometric, inverse trigonometic, Jacobi, Julian Ephemeris Date, Kelvin, Laguerre, Laplace, Legendre, Lerch, Lobachevsky, Lobatto, Logarithmic integral, Log normal, Mertens, Mittag-Leffler, Moebius, Multinomial, Negative binomial, Nine J, Normal, Omega, Owen, Partition, Phi, Pi, Poisson, Polylogarithm, Polyomino, Prime, Psi, Rayleigh, Hyperbolic Sine integral, Sigma, Sine Power integral, Sine integral, Six J, Sphere area, Sphere volume, Spherical harmonic, Stirling, Stromgen, Struve, Student, Subfactorial, Student probability, Three J, Transport, Trigamma, Truncated normal, van der Corput, von Mises, Weibull, Wright omega, Zeta.

The intent 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.


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


test_values is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version and an Octave version and a Python version.

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fn, a Python code which approximates elementary and special functions using Chebyshev polynomials; functions include Airy, Bessel I, Bessel J, Bessel K, Bessel Y, beta, confluent hypergeometric, cosine integral, Dawson's integral, digamma (psi), error, exponential integral, gamma, hyperbolic cosine integral, hyperbolic sine integral, incomplete gamma, log gamma, logarithmic integral, Pochhammer, psi, sine integral, Spence; by Wayne Fullerton.

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Last revised on 04 January 2019.