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Mathematics of Computation
Mathematics of Computation
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The calculation of multidimensional Hermite polynomials and Gram-Charlier coefficients

Authors: S. Berkowitz and F. J. Garner
Journal: Math. Comp. 24 (1970), 537-545
MSC: Primary 65.25
Corrigendum: Math. Comp. 25 (1971), 947.
Corrigendum: Math. Comp. 25 (1971), 947.
MathSciNet review: 0273784
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Abstract: The paper documents derivations of: (a) a recurrence relation for calculating values of multidimensional Hermite polynomials,

(b) a recurrence relation for calculating an approximation to the Gram-Charlier coefficients of the probability density distribution associated with a random process, based on (a),

(c) an efficient algorithm to utilize the formulae in (a) and (b).

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PII: S 0025-5718(1970)0273784-2
Keywords: Multidimensional Hermite polynomials, Gram-Charlier series, recurrence relations, Gaussian probability density, normal distributions
Article copyright: © Copyright 1970 American Mathematical Society

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