R-alpha: compatibility

Thomas Lumley thomas@biostat.washington.edu
Sat, 13 Sep 1997 12:04:51 -0700 (PDT)

Two compatibility issues found while trying to convert a simulation from S
to R.

1. set.seed()  We don't have this function.  According to Venables &
Ripley it just picks a seed from a list of 1000 possibilities. How about
"set.seed" <-function (i) 
        if (any(i > 1000) | any(i < 1)) 
                stop("argument to set.seed() must be in 1:1000")
        if (any(i != trunc(i))) 
                stop("argument to set.seed()must be an integer")
        .Random.seed <<- as.integer((200 * c(i, i^2, i^3))%%c(30269, 
                30307, 30323))

2. lapply() in S-PLUS works on vectors, ie
lapply(X, FUN) works like lapply(as.list(X),FUN) orsapply(X,FUN,simplify=F)


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