[Rd] zapsmall with all values small (PR#4554)

p.murrell at auckland.ac.nz p.murrell at auckland.ac.nz
Mon Oct 13 01:39:21 MEST 2003


If all values are small, zapsmall does not zap.

For example ...

 > zapsmall(1e-24)
[1] 1e-24
 > zapsmall(1e-24, digits=3)
[1] 1e-24

Problem appears to be in calculation of digits ...

     mx <- max(abs(x[!ina]))
     digits = if (mx > 0)
                max(0, digits - log10(mx))

If all values are small, mx is very small, log10(mx) is "large" but 
negative, digits - log10(mx) is very large, so no rounding occurs.

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  platform = i686-pc-linux-gnu
  arch = i686
  os = linux-gnu
  system = i686, linux-gnu
  status = Under development (unstable)
  major = 1
  minor = 9.0
  year = 2003
  month = 10
  day = 12
  language = R

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package:mva, package:modreg, package:nls, package:ts, package:lattice, 
package:grid, package:graphicsQC, Autoloads, package:base

Dr Paul Murrell
Department of Statistics
The University of Auckland
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New Zealand
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paul at stat.auckland.ac.nz

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