Re: [Rd] quirky behavior from rbinom (PR#8071)

From: <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 16 Aug 2005 - 19:52:21 GMT


Please supply a reproducible example as both the FAQ and the posting guide do ask.

On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 cpaulse@aecom.yu.edu wrote:

> Full_Name: Chris Paulse
> Version: 2.1.1
> OS: WinXP
> Submission from: (NULL) (129.98.60.134)
>
>
> This seems strange. I have a small block of code that repeatedly calls rbinom.
> I put a break in there in case it returns NaN, as I've been having problems with
> this. Here is a transcript from the debug session:
>
> Browse[1]> theP
> [1] 1
> Browse[1]> yleft[dataIndex]
> [1] 3
> Browse[1]> rbinom(1,3,1)
> [1] 3
> Browse[1]> rbinom(1,yleft[dataIndex], theP)
> [1] NaN
>
> Strange, huh?
>
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