[Python-Dev] Why no math.fac?

Andrew P. Lentvorski bsder@mail.allcaps.org
Sat, 24 Aug 2002 13:55:04 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 24 Aug 2002, Tim Peters wrote:

> [Gerhard H=E4ring]
> > Any reason why there isn't any factorial function in the math module?

Since factorial is really a special case of the gamma function, wouldn't
it be better to put it in a separate module that handles such complex
mathematical functions? (orthonormal polynomials, implicitly defined
functions, etc.)