double _Complex w_of_z ( double _Complex z );
double im_w_of_x ( double x );
DESCRIPTIONFaddeeva's rescaled complex error function w(z), also called the plasma dispersion function.
w_of_z returns w(z) = exp(-z^2) * erfc(-i*z).
im_w_of_x returns Im[w(x)].
RESOURCESProject web site: http://apps.jcns.fz-juelich.de/libcerf
REFERENCESTo compute w(z), a combination of two algorithms is used:
For sufficiently large |z|, a continued-fraction expansion similar to those described by Gautschi (1970) and Poppe & Wijers (1990).
Otherwise, Algorithm 916 by Zaghloul & Ali (2011), which is generally competitive at small |z|, and more accurate than the Poppe & Wijers expansion in some regions, e.g. in the vicinity of z=1+i.
To compute Im[w(x)], Chebyshev polynomials and continous fractions are used.
Milton Abramowitz and Irene M. Stegun, ``Handbook of Mathematical Functions'', National Bureau of Standards (1964): Formula (7.1.3) introduces the nameless function w(z).
Walter Gautschi, ``Efficient computation of the complex error function,'' SIAM J. Numer. Anal. 7, 187 (1970).
G. P. M. Poppe and C. M. J. Wijers, ``More efficient computation of the complex error function,'' ACM Trans. Math. Soft. 16, 38 (1990).
Mofreh R. Zaghloul and Ahmed N. Ali, ``Algorithm 916: Computing the Faddeyeva and Voigt Functions,'' ACM Trans. Math. Soft. 38, 15 (2011).
Steven G. Johnson, http://ab-initio.mit.edu/Faddeeva (accessed January 2013).
BUG REPORTSPlease report bugs to the authors.
AUTHORSSteven G. Johnson [http://math.mit.edu/~stevenj],
Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
researched the numerics, and implemented the Faddeeva function.
Joachim Wuttke <[email protected]>, Forschungszentrum Juelich,
reorganized the code into a library, and wrote this man page.
COPYINGCopyright (c) 2012 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Copyright (c) 2013 Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
Software: MIT License.
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