Abstract: In 2010 NIST launched the Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (DLMF)1, a free online resource containing crucial information about high level functions useful in mathematical and physical application areas. The NIST DLMF replaces Abramowitz and Stegun’s Handbook of Mathematical Functions, which is believed to be one of the most cited mathematical references on record.
I will briefly look at the history of these compendiums to motivate my discussion of research and development work in numerical grid generation and 3D Web graphics technology used to create more than 600 function graphs and visualizations for the DLMF. I will discuss changes made since the original DLMF launch and describe some current research work.
I will conclude the talk with some general remarks about research within my division and throughout NIST. I will also discuss opportunities for internships, postdocs, and collaborations.