[Rd] pi returns 0.7 (PR#1320) (fwd)

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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 13:45:06 -0800
From: Jeffrey Lewis <jblewis@ucla.edu>
To: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: Re: [Rd] pi returns 0.7 (PR#1320)


Didn't use bug.report().  Typed MS2000 into a web form.
This is windows 2000 factory installed on an 12 week old
Dell machine.

4*atan(1) returns the correect answer, in fact, that I have been
using for pi since I realized the problem.

It seems R is loading a previously saved workspace.  I did not think
I had ever ``saved'' a workspace, but it seems that I did and that
pi was assigned in that workspace.

I am somewhat surprised that R would let you redefine built-in constants
without warning.

Thank you for your kind suggestions. I apologize for wasting your time.


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