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11: Bruce R. Miller
While developing the supporting theories, he discovered a passion for symbolic computation and computer algebra. …
12: Jim Pitman
org and to provide technical support to other organizations willing to do the same. …
13: Foreword
Particular attention is called to the generous support of the National Science Foundation, which made possible the participation of experts from academia and research institutes worldwide. …
14: 4.48 Software
All scientific programming languages, libraries, and systems support computation of at least some of the elementary functions in standard floating-point arithmetic (§3.1(i)). …
15: Software Index
‘✓’ indicates that a software package implements the functions in a section; ‘a’ indicates available functionality through optional or add-on packages; an empty space indicates no known support. …
  • Research Software.

    This is software of narrow scope developed as a byproduct of a research project and subsequently made available at no cost to the public. The software is often meant to demonstrate new numerical methods or software engineering strategies which were the subject of a research project. When developed, the software typically contains capabilities unavailable elsewhere. While the software may be quite capable, it is typically not professionally packaged and its use may require some expertise. The software is typically provided as source code or via a web-based service, and no support is provided.

  • Open Source Collections and Systems.

    These are collections of software (e.g. libraries) or interactive systems of a somewhat broad scope. Contents may be adapted from research software or may be contributed by project participants who donate their services to the project. The software is made freely available to the public, typically in source code form. While formal support of the collection may not be provided by its developers, within active projects there is often a core group who donate time to consider bug reports and make updates to the collection.

  • Software Associated with Books.

    An increasing number of published books have included digital media containing software described in the book. Often, the collection of software covers a fairly broad area. Such software is typically developed by the book author. While it is not professionally packaged, it often provides a useful tool for readers to experiment with the concepts discussed in the book. The software itself is typically not formally supported by its authors.

  • Commercial Software.

    Such software ranges from a collection of reusable software parts (e.g., a library) to fully functional interactive computing environments with an associated computing language. Such software is usually professionally developed, tested, and maintained to high standards. It is available for purchase, often with accompanying updates and consulting support.

  • 16: Preface
    Lozier directed the NIST research, technical, and support staff associated with the project, administered grants and contracts, together with Boisvert compiled the Software sections for the Web version of the chapters, conducted editorial and staff meetings, represented the project within NIST and at professional meetings in the United States and abroad, and together with Olver carried out the day-to-day development of the project. … Among the research, technical, and support staff at NIST these are B. …
    17: DLMF Project News
    error generating summary
    18: About the Project
    For acknowledgements of financial support see Funding.
    19: Notices
    NIST does not provide support of any kind for software indexed in the DLMF. …
    20: 1.16 Distributions
    §1.16(i) Test Functions
    The closure of the set of points where ϕ 0 is called the support of ϕ . If the support of ϕ is a compact set (§1.9(vii)), then ϕ is called a function of compact support. A test function is an infinitely differentiable function of compact support. …