[Scipy-tickets] [SciPy] #640: special package numerical errors

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Tue Apr 15 14:50:24 CDT 2008

#640: special package numerical errors
 Reporter:  veplaini  |       Owner:  somebody
     Type:  defect    |      Status:  new     
 Priority:  normal    |   Milestone:  0.7     
Component:  Other     |     Version:          
 Severity:  normal    |    Keywords:          
 I would like to report some significant numerical
 errors with a function in the special package.
 This affects modified bessel functions, 1st kind (and
 derivative) calculations.

 For example, order 0 (iv(0, k)), starts to get
 significantly wrong from k > 90. Above k > 120,
 errors make the function decrease, which is
 by its definition impossible.

 I would love to seethis addressed, because I want
 to use scipy for work otherwise done in matlab/octave.
 However, those systems are much more precise:
 overflow only happens in matlab with k > 700
 (for the same function as above).

Ticket URL: <http://scipy.org/scipy/scipy/ticket/640>
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