wilkinson {cmna} R Documentation

## Wilkinson's Polynomial

### Description

Wilkinson's polynomial

### Usage

wilkinson(x, w = 20)


### Arguments

 x the x-value 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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