Re: R-beta: Bug or feature? [+ better histograms]

Bill Venables (wvenable@attunga.stats.adelaide.edu.au)
Mon, 18 Aug 1997 09:30:51 +0930


Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 09:30:51 +0930
Message-Id: <9708180000.AA15558@attunga.stats.adelaide.edu.au>
From: Bill Venables <wvenable@attunga.stats.adelaide.edu.au>
To: Ross Ihaka <ihaka@stat.auckland.ac.nz>
Subject: Re: R-beta: Bug or feature?  [+ better histograms]
In-Reply-To: <199708172342.LAA09442@stat1.stat.auckland.ac.nz>
 <9708172313.AA15474@attunga.stats.adelaide.edu.au>

Ross Ihaka writes:
 > 
 > Oh goody!  I HATE the present hist; partly because of the
 > frequency/density aspect, but mainly because if I ask for 10 cells I
 > expect to get 10 cells, not 7 or 35 or whatever.  I'd like propose
 > that the present hist get renamed hist.old (or something similar) and
 > that Bill's "truehist" become the true "hist".
 > 
 > Any takers?

Unfortunately it still has that rather curious aspect of not
taking you seriously when you ask for N (yes, N) cells.  It is a
V&R function and we thought people loved that part...

(In fact yesterday I was using it and when I asked for 5 cells I
got 6.  For 6 I got 7.  For 7 I got ... 14!)

I could fix it, of course.

Bill

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