Re: [Rd] n=1 default for random number generators

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 11:27:52 -0500

On 11/16/2009 11:00 AM, Richard Cotton wrote:
> One tiny thing that would be very nice to have is a default value of n=1 in
> the random number generator functions, enabling, e.g., runif() instead of
> runif(1). This won't break anyone's existing code and ought to be
> relatively straightforward to do.
>
> Is there anyone in the core team who would be willing to include this
> change?

I doubt it. Even if you put together the patch (and I didn't see an offer to do so), merging it into the trunk code would take more work than you'd save in several years of typing the "1".

Duncan Murdoch



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