Bug in rnorm. (PR#1664)
Fri, 14 Jun 2002 00:39:58 +0200 (MET DST)
Peter Dalgaard BSA <email@example.com> writes:
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > There appears to be a mild bug, or at least a deficiency, in
> > rnorm. The bug becomes apparent when one looks at extremes
> > of the squares of the values generated by rnorm; rnorm is not
> > generating quite enough extreme values.
> > The R version that I am using is 1.4.1; I never got around to installing
> > 1.5.0, and now since 1.5.1 is about to come out .... However, checking
> > the 1.5.0 release notes revealed no mention of fixing a bug in rnorm.
> ...and I see the effect too with an r-patched from a few days back.
No I do not! My quick check code took the square of the max rather
than the max of the square...
With your script, I get a nice horizontal line both with 1.4.0 and
(RedHat Linux 7.1 on a PC)
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