R-alpha: inconsistency R/Splus of sample()

Friedrich Leisch Friedrich.Leisch@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Thu, 4 Sep 1997 10:52:24 +0200

The function sample has different behaviour under R and Splus when
called with zero sample size:

R> x<-rnorm(10)
R> sample(x,0)
Error in sample(length(x), size, replace) : invalid second argument

Splus> x<-rnorm(10)
Splus> sample(x,0)

IMO the Splus behaviour makes more sense, because it returns the
requested `sample' of size 0.

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