Re: R-beta: Inf

Ross Ihaka (
Fri, 25 Apr 1997 08:05:24 +1200 (NZST)

Date: Fri, 25 Apr 1997 08:05:24 +1200 (NZST)
From: Ross Ihaka <>
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Subject: Re: R-beta: Inf

Fredrik Glockner writes:

> I read in the FAQ that `Inf'-values are not supported in R.  I find
> this kinda awkward, as I use `Inf' quite often in S-Plus, and hence
> need to rewrite my programs to fit them into R.

> Is R planned to support `Inf' in the near future?

Not the immediate future.  The problem is that Infs will have to separated
from NAs and the changes needed are spread throughout the interpreter code.

Given a recent discussion on S-news, we probably need to think fairly
carefully about carefully Inf, NaN and NA.

It's on the list, but we have bigger problems (Libraries/Modules will
get my immediate attention).
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