Stirling's Finite Difference Formula


for p in [-1/2,1/2], where delta is the central difference and

S_(2n+1)=1/2(p+n; 2n+1)
S_(2n+2)=p/(2n+2)(p+n; 2n+1),

with (n; k) a binomial coefficient.

See also

Central Difference, Steffenson's Formula

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Beyer, W. H. CRC Standard Mathematical Tables, 28th ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, p. 433, 1987.Whittaker, E. T. and Robinson, G. "The Newton-Stirling Formula." §23 in The Calculus of Observations: A Treatise on Numerical Mathematics, 4th ed. New York: Dover, pp. 38-39, 1967.

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