[Rd] hypot(x,y) instead of pythag(a,b) ?!

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed, 24 May 2000 14:07:12 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 24 May 2000, Martin Maechler wrote:

> >>>>> "BDR" == Prof Brian D Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:
>     BDR> This does all seem to me to be trying to solve a non-existent problem.
> Not according to our own (R core) standards,
> which I thought to be roughly like 
>  GOLD>> We require ANSI C 
>  GOLD>> and everything else must be tested for by configure
>  GOLD>>   (and worked around either be saying (warning) "is not available",
>  GOLD>>    or by providing own code).
> I think hypot() definitely falls in that class, 
> particularly since it's not even POSIX [as of Lewine(1991)]

Still, it is a problem that has not (AFAIK) been reported by anyone, and
there is quite a list of outstanding bugs at R-bugs ....

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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