Re: [Rd] Brainstorm: Alpha and Beta testing of R versions

From: Ben Bolker <>
Date: Mon 07 Nov 2005 - 17:34:08 GMT

   My most common problem with the bug reporting system is distinguishing between bugs and my own stupidity or confusion. So I post to the r-devel list to ask; even when there is a response, I may then fail to get around to submitting the bug report itself ... I know R-core doesn't want the bug list cluttered up with non-bugs, but this two-step process often gets in the way of my filing potential bugs.

   (I realize this is straying fairly far from the "alpha/beta testing" topic to a more general discussion of bug reporting etc. etc.)

   The main reason I fail to do alpha/beta checking is that I like to keep using the same version of R as my classes are currently using, and I haven't yet gone to the trouble of maintaining different versions on my system.

   [did anyone have any thoughts on my 4 Nov query about errors vs warnings in dgamma?]

     Ben Bolker

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