R-alpha: R0.15

Ross Ihaka (ihaka@stat.auckland.ac.nz)
Fri, 20 Dec 1996 10:19:46 +1300 (NZDT)

From: Ross Ihaka <ihaka@stat.auckland.ac.nz>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 10:19:46 +1300 (NZDT)
Message-Id: <199612192119.KAA10016@stat2.stat.auckland.ac.nz>
To: Jim Lindsey <jlindsey@luc.ac.be>
Subject: R-alpha: R0.15
In-Reply-To: <9612190901.AA32317@alpha.luc.ac.be>

Jim Lindsey writes:
 >   I have not yet tried 0.15 on Linux, but Philippe Lambert has compiled
 > it on the Alpha machine with GCC.
 >   1/0 gives a Floating exception

I have just tried this on a local Alpha running OSF1 V3.2 and there
was no problem.  I used the native C compiler and needed to have a
special flag set to get the beast to generate code for IEEE.  Perhaps
something similar is needed for gcc.

 >   He then did a make clean, undefined HAVE_ISNAN, corrected the error
 > in MATH_CHECK (still there from 0.13), and recompiled.

Could you refresh my memory on this please.  I have forgotten
what the problem was.

 >   1/0 gives NA, lm works but glm gives Memory fault. (also nlm)
 > The latter procedure has worked for us on Linux for 0.13 and 0.14.

I don't think that I made any changes in the nlm or glm code, but I
will take a look.  Can you send me a simple example which trips the

 >   I am trying to convince a doctoral student doing optimization to
 > switch from Gauss to R but she does not have Linux, only Windows and
 > access to the Alpha machine. 0.14 would not compile and 0.13 has the
 > same problem just described. Help!!!

Could you send me the output from etc/config.guess on the alpha.
I may be able to find a similar local machine to test on.
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