Re: [Rd] Typo(s) in proc.time.Rd and comment about ?proc.time (PR#8091)

From: Patrick Burns <pburns_at_pburns.seanet.com>
Date: Wed 24 Aug 2005 - 16:34:41 GMT

I'm not so sure that it is a typo or ungrammatical as much as an awkward way of stating it. Maybe something along the lines of:

The resolution of the times will be system-specific; it is common for the resolution to be on the order of 1/100 second, ...

Patrick Burns
patrick@burns-stat.com
+44 (0)20 8525 0696
http://www.burns-stat.com
(home of S Poetry and "A Guide for the Unwilling S User")

Weigand.Stephen@mayo.edu wrote:

>I just downloaded the file
>
>ftp://ftp.stat.math.ethz.ch/Software/R/R-devel.tar.gz
>
>and within proc.time.Rd, the second paragraph of the \value
>section contains a typo:
>
> The resolution of the times will be system-specific; it is common for
> them to be recorded to of the order of 1/100 second, and elapsed [...]
> ^^^^^
>
>I'd say replacing "to of" with just "of" would grammatically
>fix the sentence.

>
>Second, the \note{} section for Unix-like machines reads:
>
> It is possible to compile \R without support for \code{proc.time},
> when the function will throw an error.
>
>I believe this is ungrammatical and suggest replacing
>"when the function will throw an error" with "in which
>case the function will throw an error".
>
>Finally, my comment about ?proc.time is that if across
>platforms the returned value is in seconds, then it might
>be helpful to readers if this were noted explicitly in the
>first paragraph of \value{}.
>
>My suggestion is in brackets:
>
> A numeric vector of length 5, containing the user, system, and
> total elapsed times [in seconds] for the currently running R
> process [...]
>
>Thank you,
>
>Stephen
>
>::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
>Stephen Weigand
>Division of Biostatistics
>Mayo Clinic Rochester
>Phone (507) 266-1650, fax 284-9542
>
>______________________________________________
>R-devel@r-project.org mailing list
>https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel
>
>
>
>
>



R-devel@r-project.org mailing list
https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel Received on Thu Aug 25 02:41:06 2005

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Mon 24 Oct 2005 - 22:27:44 GMT