wilkinson {cmna} | R Documentation |

## Wilkinson's Polynomial

### Description

Wilkinson's polynomial

### Usage

```
wilkinson(x, w = 20)
```

### Arguments

`x` |
the |

`w` |
the number of terms in the polynomial |

### Details

Wilkinson's polynomail is a terrible joke played on numerical
analysis. By tradition, the function is f(x) = (x - 1)(x - 2)...(x -
20), giving a function with real roots at each integer from 1 to 20.
This function is generalized and allows for `n`

and the function
value is f(x) = (x - 1)(x - 2)...(x - n). The default of `n`

is
20.

### Value

the value of the function at `x`

### Examples

```
wilkinson(0)
```

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