Re: [R] WIERD: Basic computing in R

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd_at_debian.org>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 18:19:17 +0000

On Tue, Jul 01, 2008 at 11:15:58AM -0700, poolloopus_at_yahoo.com wrote:
> Can someone please enlighten me as to why the following happens?
> > -2.7^8.6
> [1] -5125.407
>

> > p<- -2.7
> > q<- 8.6
> > p^q
> [1] NaN
> R seems perfectly able to calculate -2.7^8.6, but fails when the exact same values are assigned to variables and then the computation is repeated.
> Thanks in advance for any suggetsions.

Try

        -(p^q)

Dirk

-- 
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