Factorial Initialization Error

Our Objective

To implement a program that finds the factorial of a given number (with initialization error). 


The Theory

Factorial Initialization Error (FIE) is a type of error that occurs when a program incorrectly initializes a variable with a factorial value. This can lead to unexpected results and can be difficult to debug.

The following are some of the possible causes of FIE:

  • Incorrectly setting the initial value of a variable to a factorial value.
  • Using an incorrect formula to calculate a factorial value.
  • Not accounting for the factorial of 0.
  • Not properly handling overflow errors when calculating a factorial.
  • Not accounting for the factorial of negative numbers.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what a factorial initialization error is and how to identify it.
  • Learn the different ways to debug a factorial initialization error.
  • Develop a strategy for resolving a factorial initialization error.
  • Create a plan for avoiding factorial initialization errors in the future.
  • Be able to explain the concept of a factorial initialization error to others.