[R] The gamma function and infinity
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Dec 5 17:14:47 CET 2005
Florent Bresson <f_bresson at yahoo.fr> writes:
> I have to calculate some formula like:
> 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 ?
No, it is overflowing the floating point representation.
How about using lgamma? That's basically what it is for.
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