Digital Library of Mathematical Functions

The Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (DLMF) is an online project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology to develop a major resource of mathematical reference data for special functions and their applications. It is intended as an update of Abramowitz's and Stegun's Handbook of Mathematical Functions (A&S).[1] It was published online on May 7, 2010, though some chapters appeared earlier. In the same year it appeared at Cambridge University Press under the title NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions.[2]

In contrast to A&S, whose initial print run was done by the U.S. Government Printing Office and was in the public domain, NIST asserts that it holds copyright to the DLMF under Title 17 USC 105 of the U.S. Code.[3]


  1. Ronald F., Boisvert; Clark, Charles W.; Lozier, Daniel W.; Olver, Frank William John (2011). "A Special Functions Handbook for the Digital Age" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society (NAMS). 58 (7): 905–911. Retrieved 2016-03-13.
  2. Olver, Frank William John; Lozier, Daniel W.; Boisvert, Ronald F.; Clark, Charles W., eds. (2010). NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce, Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-19225-5. MR 2723248.
  3. "DLMF: Notices". NIST. Retrieved 2010-12-28.

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