The package is available for Julia versions 0.5 and up. To install it, run
from the Julia REPL.
Prior to Julia 0.6, most of these functions were available in Julia's
Base module. Because of this, the symbols from this package are not exported on Julia 0.5 to avoid name conflicts. In this case, the symbols will need to be explicitly imported or called with the prefix
SpecialFunctions. This is not necessary for Julia versions 0.6 and later.
On Julia 0.7, openspecfun is not build as part of Julia. Thus for Julia versions 0.7 and later, installing this package downloads openspecfun. Binaries of openspecfun are available for macOS, Windows, and Linux (glibc >= 2.6). Other systems will need to build the library from source. You can force a build from source by setting an environment variable called
JULIA_SPECIALFUNCTIONS_BUILD_SOURCE equal to
true before running
Pkg.build. This ensures that the library is built locally from source, even if binaries are available. Doing this requires a C compiler (Clang on macOS and FreeBSD, GCC elsewhere) and gfortran. If you always want to build this library from source, consider adding
ENV["JULIA_SPECIALFUNCTIONS_BUILD_SOURCE"] = "true"