Re: R-beta: Inf

Kurt Hornik (Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at)
Thu, 24 Apr 1997 16:01:52 +0200


Date: Thu, 24 Apr 1997 16:01:52 +0200
Message-Id: <199704241401.QAA20204@aragorn.ci.tuwien.ac.at>
From: Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at>
To: fredrigl@math.uio.no (Fredrik Glockner)
Subject: Re: R-beta: Inf
In-Reply-To: <m39128lj7o.fsf@biopc43.uio.no>

>>>>> Fredrik Glockner writes:

> I read in the FAQ that `Inf'-values are not supported in R.  I find
> this kinda awkward, as I use `Inf' quite often in S-Plus, and hence
> need to rewrite my programs to fit them into R.

> Is R planned to support `Inf' in the near future?

>From the TASKS file in the 0.49 distribution:

TASK:   Inf numerics
STATUS: Open
FROM:   plummer@iarc.fr
        Could we have an Inf object in R? I would find it useful.
        [ Sigh.  I wish we had designed this in. ]
        [ It will be a pain to ADD.              ]

So yes, but it will take a while ...

-kh
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