[Rd] hist() error when prob=NULL (PR#7682)

tomhopper at comcast.net tomhopper at comcast.net
Thu Feb 10 17:30:11 CET 2005

Full_Name: Tom Hopper
Version: 2.0.1
OS: Windows 2000
Submission from: (NULL) (

While attempting to wrap hist() in my own custom function (for formatting
purposes), I notice that a call like

   > hist(x, prob=NULL)

produces the output:

   Error in if (freq) x$counts else { : argument is of length zero

Switching to use freq does not produce an error, even when freq = NULL.

It appears that hist() is checking for the condition


but needs to add a check for a NULL value

   && !is.null(prob)

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