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Wed Mar 13 11:52:32 EDT 2013

Composition of series expansion

Is it actually possible to write this in a finite way?  E.g.

    exp(exp(x)) = sum_n 1/n! (sum_m 1/m! x^m) ^n

what is the coefficient of 1, x, x^2, ... ?

Hmm... I'm missing an important point here.  The trouble is that this
is doubly infinite, so when doing this numerically, it is necessary to
add a termination criterion.

Only in the first coefficient though, meaning f(0), as it will show up
as an infinite sum.  All other sums will be finite.

Finding the contribution for x^n depends on all possible splits of the
factorization of n, but is finite.

Another problem: the infinite sum might not even converge!
Actually, this is mentioned here[1] on composition g(f(X))

  A point here is that this operation is only valid when f(X) has no
  constant term, so that the series for g(f(X)) converges in the
  topology of R[[X]]. In other words, each cn depends on only a finite
  number of coefficients of f(X) and g(X).


[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formal_power_series#Composition_of_series



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