Nevanlinna-Herglotz functions play a fundamental role for the study of infinitely divisible distributions in free probability . In the present paper we study the role of the tangent function, which is a fundamental Herglotz-Nevanlinna function [28,23,54], and related functions in free probability. To be specific, we show that the function [Formula presented] of Carlitz and Scoville [17, (1.6)] describes the limit distribution of sums of free commutators and anticommutators and thus the free cumulants are given by the Euler zigzag numbers.
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- Angewandte Mathematik