Re: [R] dbinom and Catherine Loader

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sat 07 Apr 2007 - 13:38:42 GMT

On Fri, 6 Apr 2007, ted.harding@nessie.mcc.ac.uk 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:
>
> http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/ms/departments/sia/catherine/dbinom

Untrue! It gives

http://www.herine.net/stat/software/dbinom.html

and has since 1 Feb 2006. See
https://svn.r-project.org/R/trunk/src/library/stats/man/Binomial.Rd

[...]

> PLEASE do read the posting guide
> http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html

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

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