Re: [Rd] n=1 default for random number generators

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 11:27:52 -0500

On 11/16/2009 11:00 AM, Richard Cotton wrote:
> One tiny thing that would be very nice to have is a default value of n=1 in
> the random number generator functions, enabling, e.g., runif() instead of
> runif(1). This won't break anyone's existing code and ought to be
> relatively straightforward to do.
> Is there anyone in the core team who would be willing to include this
> change?

I doubt it. Even if you put together the patch (and I didn't see an offer to do so), merging it into the trunk code would take more work than you'd save in several years of typing the "1".

Duncan Murdoch mailing list Received on Mon 16 Nov 2009 - 16:35:39 GMT

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