[Rd] rpois hangs (PR#530)

Kjetil Kjernsmo kjetil.kjernsmo@astro.uio.no
Sun, 30 Apr 2000 21:57:59 +0200 (MET DST)

On 30 Apr 2000, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:

>On Intel, that consistently gives
>>  rpois(1, 1000000 * rpois(1, 10000))
>[1] -2147483648
>I.e. signs of integer overflow.


> Apparently you partly get away with it
>on a 64 bit machine, but I'm not surprised you get into regimes that
>are not well tested by the poor developers working on hardware from
>the bygone millennium....

:-) Whaddayamean "bygone", you're speaking to an astronomer here, you
know... :-) Anyway, if I can put my hardware to use, I'd be happy to do
so, just give me some detailed instructions.


Kjetil Kjernsmo
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