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Name :  Joris Van Deun * Name:   
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Affiliation: Middelheimlaan 1 Name:   
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Country: Belgium Name:   
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Session: 2- Interaction Between Computer Algebra and Interval Computations Schedule:
Thursday, 14:30
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Title of
Hypergeometric functions accurate to the last digit

We present an efficient algorithm for the validated high precision computation of real continued fractions, accurate to the last digit. The algorithm proceeds in two stages. In the first stage, computations are done in double precision. A forward error analysis and some heuristics are used to obtain an a priori error estimate. This estimate is used in the second stage to compute the fraction to the requested accuracy in high precision (adaptively incrementing the precision for reasons of efficiency). A running error analysis and techniques from interval arithmetic are used to validate the result.

As an application, we use this algorithm to compute Gauss and confluent hypergeometric functions when one of the numerator parameters is a positive integer.