Roe's method for deriving the crystallite orientation distribution in a series of generalized spherical harmonics is applied to the analysis of texture in rolled cubic materials. The augmented Jacobi polynomials, which are the basis of the generalized spherical harmonics, have been derived for cubic crystallographic symmetry and orthotopic physical symmetry through the sixteenth order. Truncation of the series expansions at the sixteenth order should permit treatment of textures having a maximum of 17 times random and a minimum angular width at half maximum of 34°. A numerical technique has been developed which permits approximate evaluation of the integral equations from a finite array of data points. The method is illustrated for commercial steels and is used to elucidate the primary recrystalization texture of a decarburized Fe-3%Si alloy.