But I agree with you. If someone doesn’t know logit() and normal(), then they are going to have problems understanding the paper, and just spelling them out as formulas really isn’t going to help.

Also, if there’s a typo in the formula I’m left wondering “did they really mean that, or did they mean logit / normal?” (almost always the latter).

]]>But most saliently, you can do it yourself Bob!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mathematical_functions

I believe in you–edit this wikipedia page! Nobody can tell you nothing!

]]>Special must mean not falling into the realms of algebra and the usual complex exponential stuff, roughly? So no hope with those examples above, because they are just algebraic modifications of the not so special exp(). Hmm, Wikipedia says “Special functions are particular mathematical functions that have more or less established names and notations due to their importance in mathematical analysis, functional analysis, geometry, physics, or other applications. The term is defined by consensus, and thus lacks a general formal definition, but the List of mathematical functions contains functions that are commonly accepted as special.” So I was wrong.

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