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## Re: what is ALPHA?

**From**: |
John Smith |

**Subject**: |
Re: what is ALPHA? |

**Date**: |
Fri, 6 Oct 2000 19:27:09 +0100 (BST) |

>* In info, besselj() is described as:*
>* *
>* Special Functions*
>* =================*
>* *
>* - Mapping Function: besseli (ALPHA, X)*
>* - Mapping Function: besselj (ALPHA, X)*
>* - Mapping Function: besselk (ALPHA, X)*
>* - Mapping Function: bessely (ALPHA, X)*
>* ...*
>* ...*
>* However, what is ALPHA? The order of the bessel function? If so,*
>* ALPHA must be integer, or not? (Fractional order is available?)*
>* *
Yes, Alpha is the order of the bessel function
No, Alpha need not be an integer
Yes, fractional orders are available.
(Complex orders seem not to be available: does anyone miss them?)
Octave is even better than you had expected!
John
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**what is ALPHA?**, *Niitsu Yoichiro*, `2000/10/06`
**Re: what is ALPHA?**,
*John Smith* **<=**