Tridimensional display of the Gamma function inside [-20.0,+20.0]x[-20.0,+20.0] (bird's-eye view) [Visualisation tridimensionnelle de la fonction Gamma dans [-20.0,+20.0]x[-20.0,+20.0] (vue aérienne)].

The Gamma function can be computed for all z with the following analytic continuation:
                    Gamma(z) = factorial(z-1)

                                              1                log(2 ||)
                    log(factorial(z)) = (z + ---)log(z) - z + ------------
                                              2                    2

                                        \             B
                                         \             2k
                                      +  /      ---------------
                                        /______           2k-1

                                      + epsilon(z,N,V)

                    factorial(z) = --------------------

This picture displays the modulus of the Gamma function as a surface in a tridimensional space (the two dimensions of the complex plane plus the modulus). The so-called "phase" of the Gamma function (its argument) is displayed as colors painting the surface; the [0, 2.pi] segment is mapped on the {Blue,Red,Magenta,Green,Cyan,Yellow,White} set.

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