- scipy.special.psi(z, out=None) = <ufunc 'psi'>#
The digamma function.
The logarithmic derivative of the gamma function evaluated at
Real or complex argument.
- outndarray, optional
Array for the computed values of
- digammascalar or ndarray
Computed values of
For large values not close to the negative real axis,
psiis computed using the asymptotic series (5.11.2) from . For small arguments not close to the negative real axis, the recurrence relation (5.5.2) from  is used until the argument is large enough to use the asymptotic series. For values close to the negative real axis, the reflection formula (5.5.4) from  is used first. Note that
psihas a family of zeros on the negative real axis which occur between the poles at nonpositive integers. Around the zeros the reflection formula suffers from cancellation and the implementation loses precision. The sole positive zero and the first negative zero, however, are handled separately by precomputing series expansions using , so the function should maintain full accuracy around the origin.
>>> from scipy.special import psi >>> z = 3 + 4j >>> psi(z) (1.55035981733341+1.0105022091860445j)
Verify psi(z) = psi(z + 1) - 1/z:
>>> psi(z + 1) - 1/z (1.55035981733341+1.0105022091860445j)