

Hi,
I've just completed a Bessel function routine for real orders and
complex arguments. I'll post it if anybody is interested. However,
in the same context I wanted to ask:
1) John, any chance of incorporating Bessel functions as builtin functions
in Octave? I think the source for the bessel function MEX files
of MATLAB (available on their server) is freely distributable,
because they did not write it  its just a wrapper around a
public domain set of FORTRAN routines.
2) Anybody got a routine for Hankel functions in the complex plane?
3) In general, I think the special function part of Octave is a bit weak.
Maybe people can chip in with their routines, and John can integrate
it into the next release?
Thanks,
Eyal Doron


Eyal Doron writes:
> Hi,
> I've just completed a Bessel function routine for real orders and
> complex arguments. I'll post it if anybody is interested. However,
I wrote bessel functions for real orders and real and complex
argument for J,I,K,Y functions and Hankel functions of 1st and
second kind. I am using it for about 1.5 weeks and all seems
Ok. I'll add also Airy function ( just because bessel functions
use it anyway) and post a patch to interested. It uses Slatec
library, I'll include fortran sources. I'll post it in 23 days
if anyone is interested.

