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Formulas for calculating the error function of a complex variable

Author: H. E. Salzer
Journal: Math. Comp. 5 (1951), 67-70
MSC: Primary 65.0X
Corrigendum: Math. Comp. 6 (1952), 61.
MathSciNet review: 0048150
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