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LGAMMA(3) Linux Programmer's Manual LGAMMA(3)lgamma, lgammaf, lgammal, lgamma_r, lgammaf_r, lgammal_r, signgam - log gamma functionNAME#include <math.h> 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; Link withSYNOPSISFeature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see feature_test_macros(7)): lgamma(): _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE || _ISOC99_SOURCE; or cc-lm.lgammaf(), lgammal(): _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600 || _ISOC99_SOURCE; or cc-std=c99lgamma_r(), lgammaf_r(), lgammal_r(): _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE signgam: _BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE-std=c99For 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,DESCRIPTIONwhen it is negative. Since using a constant location signgam is not thread-safe, the functions lgamma_r() etc. have been intro- duced; they return the sign via the argument signp.-1On success, these functions return the natural logarithm of Gamma(x). If x is a NaN, a NaN is returned. If x is 1 or 2, +0 is returned. If x is positive infinity or negative infinity, positive infinity is returned. If x is a nonpositive integer, a pole error occurs, and the functions return +HUGE_VAL, +HUGE_VALF, or +HUGE_VALL, respectively. If the result overflows, a range error occurs, and the functions return HUGE_VAL, HUGE_VALF, or HUGE_VALL, respectively, with the correct mathematical sign.RETURN VALUESee math_error(7) for information on how to determine whether an error has occurred when calling these func- tions. 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.ERRORSThe 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.CONFORMING TOFor a pole error, errno is set to EDOM; POSIX.1 says it should be set to ERANGE.BUGStgamma(3)SEE ALSOThis page is part of release 3.25 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and informa- tion about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. 2008-08-05 LGAMMA(3)COLOPHON

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