**gammal**

#include <math.h>
double gamma(double x);
float gammaf(float x);
long double gammal(long double x);
Link with -lm.
Feature Test Macro Requirements for glibc (see **feature_test_macros(7)**):
gamma():
_BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE
gammaf(), gammal():
_BSD_SOURCE || _SVID_SOURCE || _XOPEN_SOURCE >= 600
DESCRIPTION
These functions are deprecated: instead, use either the **tgamma(3)** or
the **lgamma(3)** functions, as appropriate.
For the definition of the Gamma function, see **tgamma(3)**.
*BSD version
The libm in 4.4BSD and some versions of FreeBSD had a gamma() function
that computes the Gamma function, as one would expect.
glibc version
Glibc has a gamma() function that is equivalent to **lgamma(3)** and com-
putes the natural logarithm of the Gamma function.
RETURN VALUE
See **lgamma(3)**.
ERRORS
See **lgamma(3)**.
ATTRIBUTES
For an explanation of the terms used in this section, see
**attributes(7)**.
+----------------------------+---------------+------------------------+
|Interface | Attribute | Value |
+----------------------------+---------------+------------------------+
|gamma(), gammaf(), gammal() | Thread safety | MT-Unsafe race:signgam |
+----------------------------+---------------+------------------------+
CONFORMING TO
Because of historical variations in behavior across systems, this func-
tion is not specified in any standard.
NOTES
History
4.2BSD had a gamma() that computed ln(|Gamma(|x|)|), leaving the sign
of Gamma(|x|) in the external integer signgam. In 4.3BSD the name was
changed to **lgamma(3)**, and the man page promises
description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the
latest version of this page, can be found at
http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.
GNU 2015-03-02 **GAMMA(3)**

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