Bill Allombert on Mon, 30 Jun 2003 15:20:48 +0200

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 Re: ln gamma

```On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 11:45:35AM +0200, Olivier Ramare wrote:
> Dear all,
>
>   Among the things I don't grasp:
>    -- lines like
>   "pitemp = mppi(l2); setexpo(pitemp,2); "
>   "p7 = mplog(pitemp); setexpo(pitemp,1);"
>   "setexpo(p7,-1); "
>   What can be this setexpo-way of doing ??

This is a quick way of multiplying a t_REAL by a power of two!
"pitemp = mppi(l2); setexpo(pitemp,2); " => pitemp=2*Pi
"p7 = mplog(pitemp); setexpo(pitemp,1);" => p7=log(2*Pi);pitemp=Pi
"setexpo(p7,-1); "                       => p7=(1/2)*log(2*Pi).

>    -- What about the length in this ?
>   "p5=cgetg(3,t_COMPLEX);"
>   "p5=lgetr(l2); setlg(p5,4);"
>   "p5=lgetr(l2); setlg(p5,4);"

This is a hackish way to reserve memory in the stack, so that
p5 and p5 can be enlarged in place latter on.

>    -- who knows who is bernzone ?

berzone is an area in the heap where are cached the Bernoulli numbers,
so that they are computed only once.

Cheers,
Bill.
```

• References:
• ln gamma
• From: Olivier Ramare <ramare@agat.univ-lille1.fr>