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Re^5: Algorithm for cancelling common factors between two lists of multiplicands

by sk (Curate)
on Aug 08, 2005 at 23:05 UTC ( #482057=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Algorithm for cancelling common factors between two lists of multiplicands
in thread Algorithm for cancelling common factors between two lists of multiplicands

I am not sure whether approximations are OK for your case. But if it is, have you thought about Stirling's approx and Gosper's approx for factorials?

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/StirlingsApproximation.html

-SK

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Re^6: Algorithm for cancelling common factors between two lists of multiplicands
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Aug 08, 2005 at 23:14 UTC

    As I understand the FET, it is important that the probabilities add up to 1.


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