TOMS291
Approximate Log(Gamma(X))


TOMS291 is a C program which approximates the logarithm of the Gamma function.

The text of many ACM TOMS algorithms is available online through ACM: http://www.acm.org/pubs/calgo or NETLIB: http://www.netlib.org/toms/index.html.

Licensing:

The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Languages:

TOMS291 is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN77 version and a FORTRAN90 version and a MATLAB version.

Related Data and Programs:

ASA245, a C++ library which evaluates the logarithm of the Gamma function.

GSL, a C++ library which evaluates many special functions, including the logarithm of the Gamma function.

POLPAK, a C library which evaluates a variety of special functions.

SPECFUN, a FORTRAN77 library which evaluates a variety of special functions.

TEST_VALUES, a C library which tabulates several values of a variety of special functions.

TOMS708, a FORTRAN90 library which evaluates several special functions, including the logarithm of the Gamma function.

Reference:

  1. Malcolm Pike, David Hill,
    Algorithm 291: Logarithm of Gamma Function,
    Communications of the ACM,
    Volume 9, Number 9, September 1966, page 684.

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Last revised on 30 October 2010.