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Bug#413128: ITP: nist-dlmf -- NIST's Digital Library of Mathematical Functions

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "Thaddeus H. Black" <thb@debian.org>

* Package name    : nist-dlmf
  Version         : 1.0.0
  Upstream Author : U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology <DLMF-feedback@nist.gov>
* URL             : http://dlmf.nist.gov/
* License         : U.S. government issue, uncopyrighted (refer to Abramowitz & Stegun, page II)
  Description     : NIST's Digital Library of Mathematical Functions

>From the upstream web site:

    Abramowitz and Stegun's Handbook of Mathematical Functions with
    Formulas, Graphs, and Mathematical Tables is being completely
    rewritten with regard to the needs of today.  The new DLMF
    (Digital Library of Mathematical Functions) will appear in a
    hardcover edition and as a free electronic publication on the
    World Wide Web.  The authors will review the relevant published
    literature and produce approximately twice the number of
    formulas that were contained in the original Handboook.  The
    DLMF will make full use of advanced communications and
    computational resources to present downloadable math data,
    manipulable graphs, tables of numerical values, and math-aware
    search.  The authoritative status of the existing Handbook, and
    its orientation toward applications in science, statistics,
    engineering and computation, will be preserved.

    Thus the utilitarian value of the Handbook will be extended far
    beyond its original scope and the traditional limitations of
    printed media.  The term digital library has gained acceptance
    for this kind of information resource, and our choice of project
    title reflects our hope that the NIST DLMF will be a vehicle for
    revolutionizing the way applicable mathematics in general is
    practiced and delivered.

NIST plans to release the DLMF during 2007.

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