Re: R-beta: exponentiation

Martin Maechler (maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch)
Fri, 24 Apr 1998 10:11:12 +0200


Date: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 10:11:12 +0200
Message-Id: <199804240811.KAA06832@sophie.ethz.ch>
From: Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
To: jlindsey@luc.ac.be
Subject: Re: R-beta: exponentiation

>>>>> "Jim" == Jim Lindsey <jlindsey@luc.ac.be> writes:

    Jim> Values in the range 1e-30^1e12 to 1e-30^1e17 hang R0.61.2 under
    Jim> Red Hat 5. (fed by nlm to a function). This is rather difficult to
    Jim> debug when ctrl-C does not work!  Jim

yet another Linux (libc ?? / libm ??) problem...

I can confirm the same thing happens on Debian Linux.

On our (Sun Solaris 2.5.1 SPARC Stations),  
0 is returned as it should be.


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