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Calculation of the gamma function by Stirling's formula


Author: Robert Spira
Journal: Math. Comp. 25 (1971), 317-322
MSC: Primary 65D20
MathSciNet review: 0295539
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Abstract: In this paper, we derive a simple error estimate for the Stirling formula and also give numerical coefficients.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1971-0295539-6
PII: S 0025-5718(1971)0295539-6
Keywords: Asymptotic series, gamma function
Article copyright: © Copyright 1971 American Mathematical Society