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<h4 class="subsection">7.19.6 Incomplete Beta Function</h4>

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<dt><a name="index-gsl_005fsf_005fbeta_005finc"></a>Function: <em>double</em> <strong>gsl_sf_beta_inc</strong> <em>(double <var>a</var>, double <var>b</var>, double <var>x</var>)</em></dt>
<dt><a name="index-gsl_005fsf_005fbeta_005finc_005fe"></a>Function: <em>int</em> <strong>gsl_sf_beta_inc_e</strong> <em>(double <var>a</var>, double <var>b</var>, double <var>x</var>, gsl_sf_result * <var>result</var>)</em></dt>
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<p>These routines compute the normalized incomplete Beta function
<em>I_x(a,b)=B_x(a,b)/B(a,b)</em> where <em>B_x(a,b) = \int_0^x t^{a-1} (1-t)^{b-1} dt</em>
for <em>0 &lt;= x &lt;= 1</em>.   For <em>a &gt; 0</em>, <em>b &gt; 0</em> the value is computed using
a continued fraction expansion.  For all other values it is computed using 
the relation <em>I_x(a,b,x) = (1/a) x^a 2F1(a,1-b,a+1,x)/B(a,b)</em>.
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