on 9/27/06 11:04 AM, Ethan Merritt at merritt@... wrote:
> On Wednesday 27 September 2006 09:43 am, Daniel J Sebald wrote:
>> Chris Monson wrote:
>>> Reading the posts again, it would appear that this means that
>>> sgngam is broken on my system, but that everything else
>>> (gamma-related, anyway) is working correctly. Am I reading that
> More or less.
> What seems to be happening is that the autoconfigure tool thinks
> that it has found a gamma function equivalent to lgamma, whereas
> on your machine "gamma" is really tgamma instead.
> We can fix that eventually.
>> I'd say this needs to be addressed before 4.2 release.
> Nah. This is just one more oddity that an OSX packager would
> have to sort out when building a binary distribution. Once the
> user is up and running there is no problem at all.
A thought from someone who has been hanging around just to see how this is
resolved. Has anyone filed a bug report with Apple? If there really is a
bug, or perhaps more correctly, a feature request, it should be brought to
Apple's attention. They do eventually fix such things, usually without
For what it is worth, the gnuplot gamma and lgamma plot correctly on my G5
with OS X 10.4.7 and Xcode-2.4. I do have gsl-1.8 installed, and I don't
know if that affects the gamma function used.