Re: [Rd] hist() error when prob=NULL (PR#7682)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 11 Feb 2005 - 04:11:44 EST

According to the help page, freq and prob are logical, so this is correctly an error.

What it actually does is

         freq <- if (!missing(probability)) !as.logical(probability)

which is consistent with the documentation.

On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 tomhopper@comcast.net wrote:

> Full_Name: Tom Hopper
> Version: 2.0.1
> OS: Windows 2000
> Submission from: (NULL) (69.220.229.2)
>
>
> While attempting to wrap hist() in my own custom function (for formatting
> purposes), I notice that a call like
>
> > hist(x, prob=NULL)
>
> produces the output:
>
> Error in if (freq) x$counts else { : argument is of length zero
>
> Switching to use freq does not produce an error, even when freq = NULL.
>
> It appears that hist() is checking for the condition
>
> !missing(prob)
>
> but needs to add a check for a NULL value
>
> && !is.null(prob)

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