Re: [Rd] Im() of negative non-complex numbers is pi (PR#8272)

From: <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 01 Nov 2005 - 22:08:16 GMT


On Tue, 1 Nov 2005 davison@uchicago.edu wrote:

> Sorry, I meant to write 2.1.1 instead of 2.2.1 below.

OK, but it was changed in 2.1.1 patched so one needs to be precise.

We used to have Arg=Im for such numbers and Arg was wrong, then Im was wrong (and now both are correct in 2.2.0 patched).

> On Tue, 1 Nov 2005 davison@uchicago.edu wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I think the following indicates a bug in Im().
>>
>>> Im(-1)
>> [1] 3.141592653589793115998
>>> pi
>> [1] 3.141592653589793115998
>>> Im(0i-1)
>> [1] 0
>>> Im(-0.9876)
>> [1] 3.141592653589793115998
>>> Im(-987654321)
>> [1] 3.141592653589793115998
>>> Im(1)
>> [1] 0
>>> is.complex(-1)
>> [1] FALSE
>>
>> This is R 2.2.0; Im(-1) == 0 with R 2.2.1.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Dan
>>
>>> version
>> _
>> platform i386-pc-linux-gnu
>> arch i386
>> os linux-gnu
>> system i386, linux-gnu
>> status
>> major 2
>> minor 2.0
>> year 2005
>> month 10
>> day 06
>> svn rev 35749
>> language R
>>
>> Debian (stable) linux
>>
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