What is Chebfun?

Chebfun is an open-source software system for numerical computing with functions. The mathematical starting point of Chebfun is piecewise polynomial interpolation implemented with what we call “Chebyshev technology”. The foundations are described, with Chebfun examples, in Approximation Theory and Approximation Practice. Chebfun has extensive capabilities for dealing with linear and nonlinear differential and integral operators, and it also includes continuous analogues of linear algebra notions like QR and singular value decomposition. The Chebfun2, Chebfun3, Spherefun and Diskfun extensions generalize much of this functionality to other domains. To get a sense of the breadth and power of Chebfun, a great place to start is by looking at our Examples.