[Rd] ppoints (PR#7538)

tobias.verbeke at telenet.be tobias.verbeke at telenet.be
Wed Jan 19 21:35:59 CET 2005

Dear r-bugs,

Whilst playing with ppoints I discovered
that when one uses it directly, occasional
NA's in a vector also become data fractions:


Would it be a good idea to add a warning message 
as in:

ppoints <- function (n, a = ifelse(n <= 10, 3/8, 1/2))
    if(any(is.na(n))) warning("'n' contains NA's")
    if(length(n) > 1) n <- length(n)
    if(n > 0)
        (1:n - a)/(n + 1-2*a)
    else numeric(0)

Another minor remark concerning ?ppoints. It says:

n: either the number of points generate or a vector of
          observations.     ^^^^^

Best regards,

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