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Books on computing Elementary Functions - Nick_S - 09-13-2012
I am interested in some background reading on computing Elementary Functions and I came across recommendations to a couple of classics (Hart et al., 1968, Computer Approximations; Cody and Waite 1980 Software Manual for the Elementary Function) and a more modern text (Muller, 2006, Elementary Functions: Algorithms and Implementation). I was wondering what are your views on these texts, or any other books in the area? The first one I encountered referenced in a version of the Smalltalk language(Squeak) where, because the source code for the entire system is included with the run-time objects, the accompanying comments showed that a number of floating point methods came from Hart et al's book. I gather that Muller's book covers shift-and-add methods such as the CORDIC method used in HP calculators. Nick
Re: Books on computing Elementary Functions - Eric Smith - 09-13-2012
I really like Muller 2006. It has especially good coverage of range reduction.
Re: Books on computing Elementary Functions - Paul Dale - 09-13-2012
I'll second Muller. Also see message #24 here for a pile more.
Re: Books on computing Elementary Functions - Nick_S - 09-14-2012
Thanks, I'll get myself a copy of Muller to start with.
Nick
Re: Books on computing Elementary Functions - David Hayden - 09-14-2012
It's available as a pdf here. |