On Monday, 28 March 2016 at 15:30:56 UTC, Timon Gehr wrote:

Regarding ideas:
For each range, there should probably be a numeric function computing the length of that range. (e.g. here, binomial corresponds to combinations, there should be factorial corresponding to permutations etc.)

I agree. I had been looking at the Discrete Math toolbox for Matlab to compare functionality and factorial seemed worth adding (as an aside, I saw an earlier thread about adding factorial to std.math and people were like nobody uses factorial and I wanted to punch my computer screen). Matlab's toolbox also has gcd, lcm, and some prime number functions.

I'm not entirely sold on the name of the binomial function. I'm concerned if it will be confusing if working with other dlangscience projects. Looking at dstats there are a bunch of functions with binomial in the name (rBinomial, binomialCDF, etc.). SciPy/SAS uses comb. Matlab uses nchoosek. R uses combn. I'm not a fan of combn.

Other potential overlapping functionality: logFactorial, logNcomb, Perm, perm, Comb, comb.

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