Re: [Rd] documentation for rank() (PR#7298)

From: Douglas Grove <dgrove_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: Thu 21 Oct 2004 - 15:30:34 EST

Oh crap. So sorry. This is my fault (obviously). Prior to the new ties methods being added in 2.0.0 I modified the source to do this myself. So looks like I forgot: (1) that my modified code was still being accessed default (thought I'd removed it) and (2) that I had added in the 'decreasing' argument.

It did seem very odd to me when I saw the undocumented argument.

Sorry for the this faulty bug report.

BTW, would someone please add a 'decreasing' argument to rank. It seems natural to have one, just like sort, and only involves about two lines of code and a few lines of editing to the help file.

Thanks,
Doug

On Wed, 21 Oct 2004, Peter Dalgaard wrote:

> dgrove@fhcrc.org writes:
>
> > I just found that rank() has a 'decreasing' argument that is not documented in
> > its
> > help page. I checked my version of 2.0.0 (original release hence unpatched)
> > and
> > it is not documented there. For curiousity I also went back to version 1.8.1
> > and
> > checked the function (not the documentation)and at that point rank() had not
> > yet
> > acquired the 'decreasing' argument.
> >
> > It's ironic as I was wishing that rank() had a decreasing option like
> > sort does, and then I found that it already does.
>
> Eh????
>
> I have
>
> > rank
> function (x, na.last = TRUE, ties.method = c("average", "first",
> "random", "max", "min"))
> {....
>
> And we do have QC tools that work very hard to ensure that all
> arguments are documented!
>
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