How to use GAMMALN Function in Excel

The Excel Gammaln function returns the natural logarithm of the Gamma Function, Γ(n).

Syntax:= GAMMALN(x)

The GAMMALN function syntax has the following arguments:

  • X: Required. The value for which you want to calculate GAMMALN.

Example: Let’s look at some Excel GAMMALN function examples and explore how to use the GAMMALN function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel:

GAMMALN Function 1 - How to use GAMMALN Function in Excel

Syntax:  =GAMMALN(A2)

Result: 10.6046029

GAMMALN Function in Excel 1 - How to use GAMMALN Function in Excel

Based on the Excel spreadsheet above, the following GAMMALN examples would return:

Syntax: =GAMMALN(A3)
Result: 9.03318692

Syntax: =GAMMALN(A4)
Result: 54.7847294

Syntax: =GAMMALN(A5)
Result: #NUM!

Syntax: =GAMMALN(A6)
Result: #NUM!

Syntax: =GAMMALN(A7)
Result: 1.791759469

Syntax: =GAMMALN(A8)
Result: 0.28468287

Syntax: =GAMMALN(A9)
Result: 4.787491743

Syntax: =GAMMALN(A10)
Result: 3.639636069

Note:

  • If x is nonnumeric, GAMMALN returns the #VALUE! error value.
  • If x ≤ 0, GAMMALN returns the #NUM! error value.
  • The number e raised to the GAMMALN(i) power, where i is an integer, returns the same result as (i – 1)!.
  • GAMMALN is calculated as follows:
    GAMMALN Function in Excel - How to use GAMMALN Function in Excel
    where:
    GAMMALN Function - How to use GAMMALN Function in Excel

 

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