Comments on “Numerical Evaluation of the Lambert Function and Application to Generation of Generalized Gaussian Noise with Exponent 1/2”
MetadataShow full item record
The Lambert W function appears in a wide variety of circumstances, including the recent application to signal processing referred to in the paper under discussion. Besides applications, a sizable body of mathematical analysis has been reported. The original paper presented a numerical algorithm for computation of W/sub -1/. An existing, similar algorithm is presented. Iterative improvement of the W/sub -1/ estimates is also discussed, and issues concerning computational efficiency and possible sources of rounding error in fixed precision computational environments are identified. Existing, public-domain software takes into account all the identified numerical issues and produces estimates of W to near the precision available on the host machine.
IEEE Transactions on SIgnal Processing
© 2004 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Civil Geotechnical Engineering