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Re: Moment's of student's t distribution

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Mathematica isn't built to show you a symbolic equation for everything
thing it does.

The typical advice is to use Trace to "see what mathematica is doing".

The fomula may be right in the Mathematica Book.  Certainly on right?

Some formuli are patented and they don't advertise them
intentionally.  Some are in C / internal solely for efficiency.

The older verions of Mathematica had all the functions in .m
(notebooks) and you could see them directly.  Today more, for one
reason or another, they are (in C code) and no .m for it is on the
Mathematica DVD.  Mathematica has many sites and they sometimes have
formulas displayed.

If you have an issue it's important to have the exact symbolic
formula: you probably need to use your own. Mathematica will change
the formula or maybe uses software with a floating formula for many
cases.  Your not supposed to get yourself in a situation where you
need a formula Mathematica is internally using to give you a correct

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