[Rd] `var' broken in 1.8.0 alpha (2003-09-15)

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Sep 16 15:34:04 MEST 2003

>>>>> "Torsten" == Torsten Hothorn <Torsten.Hothorn at rzmail.uni-erlangen.de>
>>>>>     on Tue, 16 Sep 2003 11:55:30 +0200 (CEST) writes:

    Torsten> Hi,

    Torsten> in last nights alpha version, `var' is broken:

    R> var(rnorm(100))
    Torsten> Error in var(rnorm(100)) : 3 arguments passed to
    Torsten> "cov" which requires 4.

    Torsten> which I suspect is due to recent changes to
    Torsten> `cov'. The same is true for

    R> cov(rnorm(100), rnorm(100))
    Torsten> Error in cov(rnorm(100), rnorm(100)) : 3 arguments
    Torsten> passed to "cov" which requires 4.

Yes these two are related, but the e-mail subject is wrong:
It's *your* fault because you must have unpacked the new version
on top of an older one.
The official alpha version (Snapshots from here, or rsync) do
not have your problem:
Before a few days ago, there were files  
the newer R-alpha do not have them -- and if you use the old
files where you shouldn't --> you get the problem.

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