[Maxima] Simplifying gamma distributions
toy.raymond at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 16:58:18 CDT 2012
On Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM, Barton Willis <willisb at unk.edu> wrote:
> > I am trying to simplify:
> > gamma(a+1)/gamma(a) and maxima keeps spitting out gamma(a+1)/gamma
> > (a) but it should equal a.
> > Does anyone know how to simplify this?
> On way
> (%i6) gamma(a+1)/gamma(a);
> (%o6) gamma(a+1)/gamma(a)
> (%i7) minfactorial(makefact(%));
> (%o7) a
> Maybe somebody knows a more direct way.
This is what I usually do. It would be nice if there were a mingamma
function. Something like
mingamma(e) := makegamma(minfactorial(makefact(e)));
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