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st: RE: function to calculate factorial


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: function to calculate factorial
Date   Wed, 26 Oct 2005 18:43:20 +0100

exp(lnfactorial()) 

The apparent lack of a dedicated function is really 
a feature, as often -lnfactorial()- is much more practical. 

The manual does have a reference! And -search- points
to this. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

David Winter
 
> Simple question really -  what (if at all) is the function in 
> Stata 9 to calculate the factorial of a number(n), i.e the 
> equivalent of FACT(n) in Excel. I cannot seem to find it in 
> the FAQ ('calculate factorial') or Stata help ('help factorial').
> 

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