Re: [Rd] RFC: lchoose() vs lfactorial() etc

From: Robin Hankin <>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 11:06:26 +0000

Martin Becker wrote:
> Robin Hankin wrote:
>> ...
>> Is this the place to discuss having complex
>> arguments for gamma()?
>> ...
> If this discussion starts I would second the wish for the
> functionality of gsl's lngamma_complex in base R.

Do you mean gsl or GSL? ;-)

[the GNU scientific library is 'GSL'; the R package is 'gsl']

There are a few functions in gsl that don't take complex arguments, such as airy_Ai() and airy_Bi(), but for me the top priority would be the incomplete gamma function.

best wishes


Robin K. S. Hankin
Uncertainty Analyst
University of Cambridge
19 Silver Street
Cambridge CB3 9EP

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