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Old 2010-11-25, 04:10   #4
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Originally Posted by Calvin Culus View Post
It would be much more elegant to define gamma(z) = z!, but mathematicians prefer gamma(z) = (z-1)! and clutter a really beautiful improper integral with an awkwardly placed minus one.

Why?
If you make gamma(z)=z! how would you distinguish it from factorial(z)?
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