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Re: Trying to recursively define a double factorial

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  • Subject: [mg126530] Re: Trying to recursively define a double factorial
  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr357 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 04:10:33 -0400 (EDT)
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myF1[0] = myF1[1] = 1;

myF1[n_Integer?Positive] := n*myF1[n - 2]

And @@ Table[n!! == Factorial2[n] == myF1[n], {n, 0, 256}]

True


Bob Hanlon

On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 4:20 AM, Jorge Cantu <monsterbone at msn.com> wrote:
> My goal here is to define a recursive function for a double factorial. The domain of this function is the set of positive integers.  For a positive even integer  n  the value DF[n] is the product of all positive even integers which are  <n.  For a positive odd integer   n   the value DF[n] is the product of all positive odd integers which are <n.
>
> I wanna make a recursive function of this double factorial without If(and other similar statements). Here is my work so far:
>
>
> Clear[MyF1, n];
> MyF1[1] = 1;
> MyF1[n_Integer] /; (n > 0) := MyF1[n] = n*MyF1[n - 1]
>
> Table[MyF1[k], {k, (*integer*), (*integer*)}]
>
>
>
>               How do I do this?



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