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Subject: Re: [office-formula] changes

Hi Andreas,

On Sunday, 2008-12-21 16:26:11 -0700, Andreas J. Guelzow wrote:

> > - GAMMA() domain contains negative values.
> The Gamma function is undefined for negative integers, so removing the
> constraint that the argument should be non-negative requires a
> specification what is supposed to be returned for negative integers!

But the function is defined for rational negative numbers, if I now
understood correctly. So we do need a definition that adds a constraint
the argument should not be a negative integer.

> Perhaps somebody could also explain to me what is the procedure to have
> these changes made in the OpenFormula Draft.

A hint by a mathematician that I slightly misunderstood.. sorry.


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