[Rd] argument handling in boot.ci

Matthew Vernon m.c.vernon at warwick.ac.uk
Wed Mar 23 16:35:21 CET 2011


boot.ci fails to check if the "type" argument is valid or not. This 
tripped me up when I had a script that called boot.ci(type="normal",...) 
repeatedly - only later when I tried to do some further analysis did I 
realise I'd got nothing useful back from boot.ci.

It strikes me that this behaviour is probably incorrect, and that 
boot.ci should stop if the "type" argument (or, indeed, any other 
supplied argument) is invalid. Am I correct?



Matthew Vernon, Research Fellow
Ecology and Epidemiology Group,
University of Warwick

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