# Gamma and Beta function

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− | beta z w = exp | + | beta z w = exp (gammaln z + gammaln w - gammaln (z+w)) |

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## Revision as of 15:20, 11 August 2008

The Gamma and Beta function as described in 'Numerical Recipes in C++', the approximation is taken from [Lanczos, C. 1964 SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, ser. B, vol. 1, pp. 86-96]

cof :: [Double] cof = [76.18009172947146,-86.50532032941677,24.01409824083091,-1.231739572450155,0.001208650973866179,-0.000005395239384953] ser :: Double ser = 1.000000000190015 gammaln :: Double -> Double gammaln xx = let tmp' = (xx+5.5) - (xx+0.5)*log(xx+5.5) ser' = foldl (+) ser $ map (\(y,c) -> c/(xx+y)) $ zip [1..] cof in -tmp' + log(2.5066282746310005 * ser' / xx) where

the beta function relates to the gamma function by , so we can compute the Beta function using gammaln like this:

beta z w = exp (gammaln z + gammaln w - gammaln (z+w))