|LGAMMA(3)||Linux Programmer's Manual||LGAMMA(3)|
NAMElgamma, lgammaf, lgammal, lgamma_r, lgammaf_r, lgammal_r, signgam - log gamma function
double lgamma(double x );
float lgammaf(float x );
long double lgammal(long double x );
double lgamma_r(double x , int * signp );
float lgammaf_r(float x , int * signp );
long double lgammal_r(long double x , int * signp );
extern int signgam ;
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)):
DESCRIPTIONFor the definition of the Gamma function, see tgamma(3).
The lgamma() function returns the natural logarithm of the absolute value of the Gamma function. The sign of the Gamma function is returned in the external integer signgam declared in <math.h>. It is 1 when the Gamma function is positive or zero, -1 when it is negative.
Since using a constant location signgam is not thread-safe, the functions lgamma_r() etc. have been introduced; they return the sign via the argument signp.
RETURN VALUEOn success, these functions return the natural logarithm of Gamma(x).
ERRORSSee math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an error has occurred when calling these functions.
The following errors can occur:
- Pole error: x is a nonpositive integer
- errno is set to ERANGE (but see BUGS). A divide-by-zero floating-point exception ( FE_DIVBYZERO) is raised.
- Range error: result overflow
- errno is set to ERANGE. An overflow floating-point exception ( FE_OVERFLOW) is raised.
CONFORMING TOThe lgamma() functions are specified in C99 and POSIX.1-2001. signgam is specified in POSIX.1-2001, but not in C99. The lgamma_r() functions are nonstandard, but present on several other systems.
BUGSIn glibc 2.9 and earlier, when a pole error occurs, errno is set to EDOM; instead of the POSIX-mandated ERANGE. Since version 2.10, glibc does the right thing.
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