Let $k\geq 1$ be an integer and let $P(n)$ be the polynomial $\binom{n+k}{k}$. Consider the series

$$ L_k(s) = \sum_{n \geq 0} \frac{P'(n)}{P(n)^s}. $$

It is known (by previous work of myself and collaborators) that this series shares some properties of the Riemann's $\zeta$ function (which is the case $k=1$). Namely

- analytic continuation to $\mathbb{C}$ with a single simple pole at $1$,
- rational values at negative integers with an explicit description.

Nothing is known about

- functional equation,
- Riemann's hypothesis.

But one can not seriously expect them, for lack of arithmetic context.

Still, I would like to be able to compute with good precision the values in the "critical band" and on the real negative axis. One expects an oscillatory behaviour on the real negative axis, with frequency proportional to $k$. Nothing is known about zeros outside of the real line.

How to compute the analytic continuation of these functions ?

Our proof of analytic continuation gives us some formulas, but they do not seem to be really useful for concrete computations.