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New Classes of Special Functions

Mathematica has long had by far the world's broadest and deepest coverage of special functions. Mathematica 6 builds on the latest special function R&D at Wolfram Research to add support for several major new classes of special functions, all fully integrated with arbitrary-precision evaluation, series and asymptotic expansion, symbolic integration, differential equations, etc. Mathematica 6 also introduces a major new methodology that greatly expands the simplification of hypergeometric-related functions.