minor quirk in rnbinom (PR#1669)

ligges@statistik.uni-dortmund.de ligges@statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Fri, 14 Jun 2002 18:50:01 +0200 (MET DST)

Just for the records (was on R-help).

Uwe Ligges

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [R] minor quirk in rnbinom
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 18:47:59 +0200
From: Uwe Ligges <ligges@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
To: Mike Lonergan <mel@mcs.st-and.ac.uk>
CC: r-help <r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch>
References: <NEBBJLLBCLEDFLCCBKDAEEEKCGAA.mel@mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk>

Mike Lonergan wrote:
> I don't want to spoil a nice joke, and recognise it's not a bug as it does
> have the intended effect, but the error message that is returned if rnbinom
> is given four parameters is slightly obscure:
> > rnbinom(0.5,0.5,0.5,0.5)
> Error in rnbinom(0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5) : couldn't find function "error"

That's a bug, of course 

  error("prob and mu both specified")

should be

  stop("prob and mu both specified")

in that function.

[R-1.5.0 patched 2002-06-12, WinNT4.0]

Uwe Ligges

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