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Re: factorials and the TI
Posted:
Oct 25, 1997 9:06 AM


Hi. In playing around with the TI, I noticed that it gives the result sqr(pi) for (1/2)! In the manual, it gives a recursive definition for factorials which in part defines (1/2)! in this way. I figure that this must be a convention adopted for convenience with respect to some probability theory, but I couldn't find it in my old probabability text books. Does anyone out there know about this?
Bob Arrigo



