[Rd] dbinom link
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Sat May 23 22:34:13 CEST 2020
>>>>> Hilmar Berger
>>>>> on Mon, 18 May 2020 11:25:56 +0200 writes:
> What about using the Wayback Machine archive ? The web archive should be
> more stable than other links which also might disappear in the future.
> , which also links to an archived copy of the PDF.
> Best regards,
Thank you, Hilmar; I have been aware of the web.archive ... but
I already had 3 (very slightly different) versions of the report
on my computer (from "way back" ..).
We've now added the "best" (and most recent, 2002) to the R-project website,
and amended the 'Binomial' help page to include the new link: It
now says (in R-devel and 'R 4.0.0 patched') :
For dbinom a saddle-point expansion is used: see
Catherine Loader (2000). _Fast and Accurate Computation of
Binomial Probabilities_; available as <URL:
> On 18.05.20 10:57, peter dalgaard wrote:
>> In principle a good idea, but I'm not sure the whereabouts of Catherine Loader are known at this point. Last peeps from her on the net seem to be about a decade old.
>>> On 18 May 2020, at 10:31 , Abby Spurdle <spurdle.a using gmail.com> wrote:
>>> This has come up before.
>>> Here's the last time:
>>> I guess my answer to the following the question...
>>> Perhaps we should ask permission to
>>> nail the thing down somewhere on r-project.org?
>>> ...would be, to reproduce it somewhere.
>>> And then update the link in the binom help file.
>>> Given that the article was previously available freely (with no
>>> apparent restrictions on reproducing it), and that the author has
>>> significant published works which are open access, I'd be surprised if
>>> there's any objection to reproducing it.
>>> On Mon, May 18, 2020 at 8:01 PM Koenker, Roger W <rkoenker using illinois.edu> wrote:
>>>> FWIW the link from ?dbinom to the Loader paper on Binomials is broken but the paper seems to be
>>>> available here: https://octave.1599824.n4.nabble.com/attachment/3829107/0/loader2000Fast.pdf
>>>> Roger Koenker
>>>> r.koenker using ucl.ac.uk<mailto:r.koenker using ucl.ac.uk>
>>>> Honorary Professor of Economics
>>>> Department of Economics, UCL
>>>> Emeritus Professor of Economics
>>>> and Statistics, UIUC
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