I see in MATLAB that you can call legendre(n,X) and it returns the associated legendre polynomials. All I need is is the simple Legendre polynomial of degrees 0-299, which corresponds to the first element in the array that this function returns. I don't want to call this function and get this [rather large] array back every time, because I am iterating inside a double for loop. This is not so much a problem when my n=299 but I have to run this program for N=2000. Is there a routine that anybody knows about that returns just the simple Legendre polynomial of degree n (and order m = 0)?