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Rational Chebyshev approximations for the error function

Author: W. J. Cody
Journal: Math. Comp. 23 (1969), 631-637
MSC: Primary 65.25
MathSciNet review: 0247736
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Abstract: This note presents nearly-best rational approximations for the functions erf $ (x)$ and erfc $ (x)$, with maximal relative errors ranging down to between $ 6 \times {10^{ - 19}}$ and $ 3 \times {10^{ - 20}}$.

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