[Rd] Tiny documentation error for ?options (PR#8633)
pinard at iro.umontreal.ca
Thu Feb 23 20:20:17 CET 2006
>This is already corrected in the the development version of R:
P.S. - More generally, huge thanks to all developers of this impressive
R system. I have an idea of the constant courage and long dedication it
takes for reaching the usability and maturity R already has.
>(The FAQ does suggest you check there before sending a bug report.)
Yes, I know (and even checked the FAQ first, as I could quickly do it).
I had to choose between putting more time in research that I had at my
disposal, and not sending a report. If I did the wrong choice, just
tell me, and I'll merely refrain in similar circumstances.
I may be a very patient nit-picker, and while this is advantageous for
a system, it is sometimes irritating for those maintaining it.
[Reminder of original message follows]
>It is a question of defaults being changed frequently (because C stack
>overflow was occuring on some platforms) and the documentation being
>On Thu, 23 Feb 2006, pinard at progiciels-bpi.ca wrote:
>>Hi, people. The output produced by "?options" contains:
>> 'expressions': sets a limit on the number of nested expressions
>> that will be evaluated. Valid values are 25...500000 with
>> default 1000. [...]
>>and a bit further down:
>> The 'factory-fresh' default settings of some of these options are
>> 'expressions' '5000'
>>Is there a distinction between "default" and "factory-fresh default"?
>>If not, then 1000 might be the correct value instead of 5000, as 1000 is
>>contained in the list returned by R when given "options('expressions')".
>>--please do not edit the information below--
>>platform = i686-pc-linux-gnu
>>arch = i686
>>os = linux-gnu
>>system = i686, linux-gnu
>>major = 2
>>minor = 2.1
>>year = 2005
>>month = 12
>>day = 20
>>svn rev = 36812
>>language = R
>>.GlobalEnv, package:methods, package:stats, package:graphics,
>>package:utils, package:datasets, fp.etc, package:grDevices, Autoloads,
>>R-devel at r-project.org mailing list
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