[Scipy-tickets] [SciPy] #1600: Zeta function definition is wrong

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#1600: Zeta function definition is wrong
 Reporter:  ignitionweb    |       Owner:  pv         
     Type:  defect         |      Status:  new        
 Priority:  high           |   Milestone:  Unscheduled
Component:  scipy.special  |     Version:             
 Keywords:  zeta           |  
 In scipy.special.zeta it is wrongly defined as sum((k+q)**(-x),k=0..inf)

 It should in fact start the sum with k=1 hence sum((k+q)**(-x),k=1..inf)

 This causes the function to report back maximum double value instead of
 the correct result. see http://stackoverflow.com/q/9354343/697081 for
 observational analysis.

Ticket URL: <http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/ticket/1600>
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