[Rd] nmath bug (PR#762)

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
08 Dec 2000 11:38:29 +0100

spoon@hilbert.maths.utas.edu.au writes:

> Hi,
> 	I've been playing with the standalone math library (R.1.1.1,
> Redhat 7 i386), and have detected a problem with rpois.
> Basically, the rejection step in rpois can result in an infinite loop.
> The simplest thing I can come up with that reproduces the problem is
> the following.

Hmm. There are bugs in rpois from 1.1.1 *and* compiler bugs in redhat7
that are known to affect rpois...

In order to get something that has a decent chance of working you
should probably use a *very* recent gcc from the rawhide distribution,
and try a snapshot of 1.2.0. 

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