[Rd] qbeta hang (PR#2894)

dmurdoch at pair.com dmurdoch at pair.com
Fri May 2 01:39:05 MEST 2003

On Thu, 1 May 2003 22:44:00 +0200 (MET DST), you wrote:

>Full_Name: Morten Welinder
>Version: 1.6.1
>OS: Solaris/sparc
>Submission from: (NULL) (
>qbeta(0.1, 1e-8, 0.5, TRUE, FALSE) seems to hang for me.

In 1.7.0-patched in Windows, it's very, very slow, but eventually
produces an answer:

> qbeta(0.1, 1e-8, 0.5, TRUE, FALSE)
[1] 4.400784e-309

The answer should be really small (the mean is 2e-8, and it's strongly
skewed to the right), so I'd guess it's giving the right answer, and
is just slow to converge to it.

Duncan Murdoch

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