Re: [Rd] Tiny documentation error for ?options (PR#8633)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu 23 Feb 2006 - 06:08:34 GMT

This is already corrected in the the development version of R: see

https://svn.r-project.org/R/trunk/src/library/base/man/options.Rd

(The FAQ does suggest you check there before sending a bug report.)

It is a question of defaults being changed frequently (because C stack overflow was occuring on some platforms) and the documentation being behind.

On Thu, 23 Feb 2006, pinard@progiciels-bpi.ca wrote:

>
> Hi, people. The output produced by "?options" contains:
>
> 'expressions': sets a limit on the number of nested expressions
> that will be evaluated. Valid values are 25...500000 with
> default 1000. [...]

>
> and a bit further down:

>
> The 'factory-fresh' default settings of some of these options are
> [...]
> 'expressions' '5000'

>
> Is there a distinction between "default" and "factory-fresh default"?
> If not, then 1000 might be the correct value instead of 5000, as 1000 is
> contained in the list returned by R when given "options('expressions')".
>
> --please do not edit the information below--

>
> Version:
> platform = i686-pc-linux-gnu
> arch = i686
> os = linux-gnu
> system = i686, linux-gnu
> status =
> major = 2
> minor = 2.1
> year = 2005
> month = 12
> day = 20
> svn rev = 36812
> language = R
>
> Locale:
> LC_CTYPE=fr_CA.UTF-8;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=fr_CA.UTF-8;LC_COLLATE=fr_CA.UTF-8;LC_MONETARY=fr_CA.UTF-8;LC_MESSAGES=fr_CA.UTF-8;LC_PAPER=C;LC_NAME=C;LC_ADDRESS=C;LC_TELEPHONE=C;LC_MEASUREMENT=C;LC_IDENTIFICATION=C
>
> Search Path:
> .GlobalEnv, package:methods, package:stats, package:graphics, package:utils, package:datasets, fp.etc, package:grDevices, Autoloads, package:base
>
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