a bug in V8 when computing hypergeometric function 2F0 ?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg126238] a bug in V8 when computing hypergeometric function 2F0 ?*From*: "Rajesh Kumar A/l Parameswaran Nair (Staff)" <rajesh at oum.edu.my>*Date*: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 05:31:00 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com

hello, can anybody help? i have been trying to compute the value of HypergeometricPFQ[{1, 0.5}, { }, 0.5] on mathematica V8. mathematica does not return a numerical value , except to say that the output is " complex infinity". my hunch is that something is not right here as an earlier version of mathematica , (V4 i think) , is able to do the job and give the answer ... 1.27998+ 0.339235 i. This result is found in the book " mathematica guide book for symbolics" by Michael Trott. s is there a bug somewwere? i have another question: can this be calculated on V7 ? cheers