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## Factorial |

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The factorial is defined as the product of the first positive integers, that is

The number corresponds to the number of possibilities to arrange n distinct objects.

For large , the asymptotic behavior of can be approximated by Stirling's formula:

(Authors: Höllig/Hörner/Abele)

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