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st: RE: function to calculate factorial

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: function to calculate factorial
Date   Wed, 26 Oct 2005 18:43:20 +0100


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. 


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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