[R] The gamma function and infinity

From: Florent Bresson <f_bresson_at_yahoo.fr>
Date: Tue 06 Dec 2005 - 02:57:51 EST


I have to calculate some formula like:

gamma(x)/(gamma(x+y)

and I observed that for relatively big values of x, R returns infinity and so cannot compute the formula. Is it possible to force R to give the real value of gamma(x) instead of Inf ?

thanks



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