Double factorial [wp34s]
02-14-2016, 03:24 PM
Post: #21
 John Keith Senior Member Posts: 554 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: Double factorial [wp34s]
Hi Gerson,

I have never heard of this constant 13 SD! and can't find anything on Google either. Can you please enlighten me on this subject?

By the way, my HP50 gets 1.46163214497 in about 24.8s when running your program.

Thanks,
John
02-14-2016, 04:55 PM (This post was last modified: 02-14-2016 05:15 PM by Gerson W. Barbosa.)
Post: #22
 Gerson W. Barbosa Senior Member Posts: 1,297 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: Double factorial [wp34s]
(02-14-2016 03:24 PM)John Keith Wrote:  Hi Gerson,

I have never heard of this constant 13 SD! and can't find anything on Google either. Can you please enlighten me on this subject?

By the way, my HP50 gets 1.46163214497 in about 24.8s when running your program.

Hi John,

That is known as xmin, the value at which the Γ function is minimum for positive arguments. Just submit the result you've found to Wolfram Alpha and take a look at the first possible closed form. I ought to have provided the links previously, but I wanted to sparkle some curiosity.

By the way, the equation can be written more compactly as

x^2*(x^2 + x + 1)*(x^6 + x^3 + 1)*(x^18 + x^9 + 1) - 130615 = 0

Gerson.

P.S.: By 13 SD I meant the approximation was good to 13 significant digits. Sorry for the confusion!

P.P.S.: I'd completely forgotten about an old thread started by Barry Mead. I think it should also be worth taking a look at:

02-15-2016, 07:03 AM
Post: #23
 Dieter Senior Member Posts: 2,397 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: Double factorial [wp34s]
(02-13-2016 10:41 PM)Paul Dale Wrote:  The manual does list the extra constants and it does number them.

The printed manual, I assume. All I got is the freely available PDF ("edition 3.2").
Anyway, if it's in the manual, it's an officially supported feature, isn't it? :-)

Dieter
02-15-2016, 07:48 AM
Post: #24
 Didier Lachieze Senior Member Posts: 1,186 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: Double factorial [wp34s]
(02-15-2016 07:03 AM)Dieter Wrote:
(02-13-2016 10:41 PM)Paul Dale Wrote:  The manual does list the extra constants and it does number them.

The printed manual, I assume. All I got is the freely available PDF ("edition 3.2").
Anyway, if it's in the manual, it's an officially supported feature, isn't it? :-)

Dieter

You can get the latest v3.3 manual in PDF format from Walter for \$9, details are here. IMHO it's worth every cent.
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