NAG Library Routine Document
S18CFF returns a value of the scaled modified Bessel function via the routine name.
|REAL (KIND=nag_wp) S18CFF
S18CFF evaluates an approximation to , where is a modified Bessel function of the first kind. The scaling factor removes most of the variation in .
The routine uses the same Chebyshev expansions as S18AFF
, which returns the unscaled value of
Abramowitz M and Stegun I A (1972) Handbook of Mathematical Functions (3rd Edition) Dover Publications
- 1: X – REAL (KIND=nag_wp)Input
On entry: the argument of the function.
- 2: IFAIL – INTEGERInput/Output
must be set to
. If you are unfamiliar with this parameter you should refer to Section 3.3
in the Essential Introduction for details.
For environments where it might be inappropriate to halt program execution when an error is detected, the value
is recommended. If the output of error messages is undesirable, then the value
is recommended. Otherwise, if you are not familiar with this parameter, the recommended value is
. When the value is used it is essential to test the value of IFAIL on exit.
unless the routine detects an error or a warning has been flagged (see Section 6
6 Error Indicators and Warnings
There are no actual failure exits from this routine. IFAIL
is always set to zero. This parameter is included for compatibility with other routines in this chapter.
Relative errors in the argument are attenuated when propagated into the function value. When the accuracy of the argument is essentially limited by the machine precision, the accuracy of the function value will be similarly limited by at most a small multiple of the machine precision.
This example reads values of the argument from a file, evaluates the function at each value of and prints the results.
9.1 Program Text
Program Text (s18cffe.f90)
9.2 Program Data
Program Data (s18cffe.d)
9.3 Program Results
Program Results (s18cffe.r)