Re: [R] dbinom and Catherine Loader

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Sat 07 Apr 2007 - 13:38:42 GMT

On Fri, 6 Apr 2007, wrote:

> There has been past correspondence regarding Catherine Loader's
> Bell Labs (oops, Lucent) paper
> "Fast and Accurate Computation of Binomial Probabilities"
> which gives the algorithm on which R's dbinom() is based.
> The original URL given in the R documentation "?dbinom" is:

Untrue! It gives

and has since 1 Feb 2006. See


> PLEASE do read the posting guide

You don't state your version of R as we do ask, but it seems long obselete.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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