The methods available for computing the main functions in this chapter are analogous to those described in §§6.18(i)–6.18(iv) for the exponential integral and sine and cosine integrals, and similar comments apply. Additional references are Matta and Reichel (1971) for the application of the trapezoidal rule, for example, to the first of (7.7.2), and Gautschi (1970) and Cuyt et al. (2008) for continued fractions.
See Goodwin and Staton (1948).
The computation of these functions can be based on algorithms for the complementary error function with complex argument; compare (7.19.3).
For a comprehensive survey of computational methods for the functions treated in this chapter, see van der Laan and Temme (1984, Ch. V).